USA Today published an op-ed by Wayne Perry, the President of the Boy Scouts of America, in which he urges the 1,400 voting members gathering in Dallas to vote to allow gay youth to be a part of Scouting.
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LGBT Faith Leaders, an inter-denominational faith group based in New York leads all-day forum in Harlem, NY to empower community through their faith featuring GLAAD, Sharon Lettman-Hicks from NBJC, and Bishop Yvette Flunder founder of City of Refuge.
GLAAD invites its members and friends for a special faith-based screening of the powerful new documentary on the battle for same-sex marriage, "Question One”, Tuesday, October 23rd at 7:00pm at The Chelsea Clearview Theatre in New York City.
The progressive Christian magazine and website, Sojourners, has shared with its followers the effects of bullying and gone purple for Spirit Day.
Faith-based organizations are turning purple for Spirit Day to oppose bullying and stand in solidarity with LGBT youth. You can see the purple tide rising.
On Spirit Day, as we are surrounded by a sea of purple, ballot questions about marriage equality to be voted on until November 6 may seem a ways off, but marriage equality and bullying are two sides of the same coin. Believe Out Loud chose Spirit Day to launch their latest campaign, Paint America in Rainbows.
Faith-based bloggers are encouraging their readers and followers to commemorate Spirit Day by going purple tomorrow, October 19.
The United Church of Christ sent a message to encourage its congregations and members to go purple for Spirit Day. With just over one million members, that makes the UCC the largest religious group to go purple for Spirit Day.
Spirit Day isn’t until this Friday, but many churches used their weekend worship to kick off Ally Week, leading up to Spirit Day. Last Sunday, GLAAD challenged participants to ask their place of worship to go purple. So far, over 50 religious organizations and congregations have signed on to participate in Spirit Day, and many got the ball rolling over the weekend.
A northwest suburban church is stepping up its opposition to a ban against gay members and leaders in the Boy Scouts of America as the youth organization meets this week to reconsider the longtime policy.
About 20 years ago when Curtis Filer's son was 15, he quit the Boy Scouts knowing as a gay teen, he did not fit in.
I’m sure a lot of LGBT people don’t trust Dan Cathy, nor are they going to want to spend their hard-earned dollars a
For years Alan Koch sat in different churches, listening to preachers talk about diversity and equality. They'd list race, gender, social status. He'd sit up in his chair, heart rate quickening, stomach fluttering -- this time, would he be included? Time after time the list stopped short of sexual orientation.
The Rhode Island State Council of Churches is calling on the General Assembly to approve a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage.
The Rev. Robert Jeffress has changed the way he talks about homosexuality from the pulpit. The pastor of the 11,000-member First Baptist Dallas hasn't stopped preaching that homosexual sex is sinful, but he no longer singles it out for special condemnation.
The National Council of Catholic Bishops has filed legal briefs with the Supreme Court defending two anti-gay laws on which the court will hear oral arguments next month.
There is a generation gap when it comes to Mormons and the acceptance of gay issues such as marriage.