The National Catholic Committee on Scouting released a non-committal statement about the new proposed policy of dropping the ban on gay scouts, but retaining it for gay scout leaders.
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This week's religion news summary has a lot of Catholic things: the Pope's resigning, another principal got fired for supporting marriage equality, and the bishops continue to wrestle with LGBT inclusion and immigration reform.
The group of Sullivan High School parents, teachers, and students lobbying for a straight-only prom have couched their anti-LGBT position in religious language, stating "We want to make the public see that we love the homosexuals, but we don't think it's right nor should it be accepted." Many religious leaders, however, have rejected the group's claims that LGBT people are "wrong" and that they should have a straight-only prom.
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed sat down with a local news and politics show, to discuss his support for marriage equality. Mayor Reed has only recently endorsed full marriage equality, previously having only supported civil unions. In so doing, Mayor Reed tells the story of his own personal evolution on marriage equality.
Students in Cincinnati, Ohio are rallying around Purcell Marian assistant principal Mike Moroski. Moroski was placed on administrative leave last week after refusing to remove an entry from his personal blog that spoke out in support of marriage equality.
The Vatican announced that Pope Benedict will resign due to age and health concerns. News like this tends to make people wonder what sort of change a transition like this might mean in the Roman Catholic Church. LGBT people and allies – many of whom are Catholic – have a particular interest in seeing what direction the church is heading.
Quinnipiac University released a poll indicating that a majority of Americans believe that the Boy Scouts of America should drop their ban on openly gay members.
It was reported earlier this week that a top Vatican official voiced support for gay and lesbian couples. Yesterday, Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, head of the Pontifical Council for the Family, backtracked from that statement, and blamed the media for "derailing" his words.
With the absence of a community pride center in Harlem, Harlem PRIDE's Co-founder Carmen Neely met with GLAAD to discuss their efforts and local activists to bring Harlem its first PRIDE center by 2015.
Pope Francis comes from one of only eleven countries where same-sex marriage is legal.
Biola University is working to create a policy regarding transgender individuals, as current university literature on sexuality does not reference those who identify themselves as the opposite gender.
In the 18 months since Mitch Mayne became executive secretary of his San Francisco Mormon church, attendance has expanded from an unlikely community: gay and lesbian people and their supporters.
'For decades the Catholic hierarchy has been in need of desperate reform,' said Herndon Graddick (pictured), preside
When it comes to LGBT issues, the selection of Argentina's Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio as the next pope makes it a case
"For decades the Catholic hierarchy has been in need of desperate reform.
Thousands of same-sex marriage supporters are expected to attend a March 26 rally at the U.S.
The newly elected leader of the Reconstructionist movement’s rabbinic association will be the first openly gay man to lead a national rabbinic association in the United States.