Religion and Faith

News of LGBT and allied people of faith, and stories that show the ways in which people of faith interact with the LGBT community

LGBT Groups Stand In Solidarity for Immigration Reform

Today April 10 is National Immigration Day of Action, a day where organizations and advocates across the country march to pressure Congress to pass fair and humane comprehensive immigration reform, and over 25 LGBT organizations are standing in solidarity.

Detroit-area Catholic leaders urge gay marriage supporters to skip Communion

A Detroit professor and legal adviser to the Vatican says Catholics who promote gay marriage should not try to receive holy Communion, a key part of Catholic identity.

And the archbishop of Detroit, Allen Vigneron, said Sunday that Catholics who receive Communion while advocating gay marriage would "logically bring shame for a double-dealing that is not unlike perjury."

Detroit Free Press
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April 8, 2013

Religious Leaders Unite for LGBT Rights in Immigration Reform Bill

As momentum builds in Congress for LGBT equality, locally, in New York, nearly 100 local interfaith leaders have signed a letter to Senator Charles Schumer to include equal protection for LGBT families in immigration reform legislation.
“In the last two weeks we have seen an unprecedented amount of senators step forward in favor of equal marriage rights for same sex couples,” said Alan van Capelle, CEO of Bend the Arc. “They’ve talked about their journey and support…this immigration battle is the first opportunity to demonstrate their support.”

The Jewish Daily Forward
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April 8, 2013

If the Church Is Serious About Welcoming Gays...

Asked by the host, George Stephanopoulos, what he would say to people who felt excluded from the Roman Catholic Church because of their sexual orientation, the cardinal said: “Well, the first thing I’d say to them is, ‘I love you, too. And God loves you. And you are made in God’s image and likeness.’ ”

New York Times
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April 6, 2013
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PHOTOS: Antigay Rally Held at Ugandan Activist David Kato's Grave

On Easter Sunday, antigay activists and religious leaders in Uganda held a rally to launch the "Say No to Homosexuality" campaign, led by Pastor Solomon Male and the Reverend Thomas Musoke. The rally was held in Namataba Village, just outside the gravesite of slain gay activist David Kato. Kato's mother was reportedly inside the home and saw the entire rally.

The Advocate
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April 4, 2013

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