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

Nashville megachurch (and Carrie Underwood's church) declares full acceptance of LGBT people

GracePointe Church in Nashville has been in a three-year discernment process about the role of LGBT people in the church. Now, TIME Magazine reports that the church has come out in support of LGBT people and their full participation in the church.

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Bryan Fischer's statements prove a liability for American Family Association, cost him his high-profile job

Bryan Fischer, whose inflammatory statements have been documented through GLAAD's Commentator Accountability Project, has gone too far for his employer, the American Family Association (AFA). Leaders of the AFA shared with the Rachel Maddow show that he should no longer be referred to as the Director of Issues Analysis for the organization.

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Mormon hierarchy calls for freedom to ignore laws that protect LGBT people from discrimination

Leaders from the Church of Latter Day Saints, or the Mormons, held a press conference today, stating that the church would, in undetermined cases, support non-discrimination laws that protect LGBT people. However, in return, the church stated that it would not change its beliefs about LGBT people, and would continue to support broad religious exemptions that undermine those laws.

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GLAAD @ Work: President Obama advocates at #SOTU, GLAAD Media Awards nominees announced, and more

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January 23, 2015

Evangelical and Roman Catholic Leaders declare point of unity: opposing LGBT people

Thirty Roman Catholic and Evangelical leaders have come together to issue a statement opposing marriage equality in the upcoming March issue of First Things Journal.

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Obama at #SOTU: As Americans, we condemn persecution of LGBT people.

Tonight’s State of the Union address marked several mentions of the LGBT community, including growing acceptance of marriage equality, and the historic first mention of bisexual and transgender people.

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GLAAD @ Work: Egyptian anti-LGBT raid, LGBT couples on Chilean show, Hello Mr. magazine, and more

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Gary Sinise bows out of Legatus summit, followed by Bret Baier and Pete Coors

The conservative Catholic organization Legatus is finding that its extreme and alienating anti-LGBT rhetoric is harming its reputation and ability to retain mainstream speakers. Just this week, actor Gary Sinise, Fox News anchor Bret Baier, and Molson Coors chairman Pete Coors, have all cancelled appearances at the Legatus annual conference, citing the controversial and extreme positions the organization has taken in regard to the LGBT community.

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GLAAD @ Work: TLC's irresponsible program, Jennifer Boylan thanked at Golden Globes, Empire, and more

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