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

'Status quo' leader: Same-sex marriage, abortion unlikely under Pope Francis

"For decades the Catholic hierarchy has been in need of desperate reform. In his life, Jesus condemned gays zero times. In Pope Benedict's short time in the papacy, he made a priority of condemning gay people routinely,” the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation said in a statement. “This, in spite of the fact, that the Catholic hierarchy had been in collusion to cover up the widespread abuse of children within its care.

NBC
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March 14, 2013
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New pope? Unbelievers shrug, carp, titter

In the United States, Herndon Graddick, president of gay and lesbian group GLAAD, urged reform: "In his life, Jesus condemned gays zero times. In Pope Benedict's short time in the papacy, he made a priority of condemning gay people routinely - this in spite of the fact that the Catholic hierarchy had been in collusion to cover up the widespread abuse of children."

Reuters
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March 14, 2013

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