Religion and Faith
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News of LGBT and allied people of faith, and stories that show the ways in which people of faith interact with the LGBT community
A new video from Minnesota highlights Catholic support for LGBT people and opposition to the anti-marriage equality amendment proposed in that state. The video features an ever-expanding congregation singing a song about God’s wide welcome.
Drag Queens are banned from one San Francisco Catholic Church. The installation of an openly lesbian pastor ends with a hate crime. A Priest, a Minister, and a Rabbi walk into a bar together in Minnesota to oppose the anti-marriage amendment. It's time for the LGBT Religion News Summary.
The minister of an Amish-Mennonite sect was convicted on Tuesday for aiding and abetting in the kidnapping of Isabella Miller-Jenkins, who is now ten years old. The pastor, Kenneth Miller, assisted Isabella’s mother, Lisa Miller (no relation) in fleeing the country with Isabella instead of complying with a court ordered shared custody of Isabella with her other mother, Janet Jenkins.
Matthew Vines, whose pro-LGBT speech at College Hill United Methodist Church went viral on YouTube earlier this year, is in New York for "Being Gay Is Not a Sin" Wednesday, August 8 at Marble Collegiate Church in Manhattan. GLAAD spoke to Matthew about how he came to deliver his speech at College Hill UMC and the impact it’s had on his life since.
In light of Chick-Fil-A COO Dan Cathy’s statement that his opposition to marriage equality is rooted in his belief in the “biblical definition of the family unit,” GLAAD would like to point to the many Christians who understand that the “biblical” definition of family is not limited to husband, wife, and children, and who support marriage equality for all couples, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation.
On August 8, 2012 Matthew Vines will be at Marble Collegiate Church in New York City to discuss his speech that went viral and to talk with the audience about what it means to be gay and Christian.
In October 2012, a new photography exhibit titled WE HAVE FAITH will bring the stories of affirmation and welcome to people everywhere.
The recent revelation of Chick-fil-a’s $2,000,000 worth of anti-LGBT donations has sparked various actions against the company. GLAAD was able to talk with Carly McGehee, organizer of the National Same Sex Kiss Day at Chick-fil-a.