Religion and Faith
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News of LGBT and allied people of faith, and stories that show the ways in which people of faith interact with the LGBT community
Despite objections by the newly-installed Archbishop of Canterbury, the United Kingdom's House of Commons has voted to approve marriage equality.
National Boy Scouts of America (BSA) leadership have communicated to local and regional that some of the biggest religious organizations with the most Boy Scout charters have come out in support of policy change.
Clergy from the Presbyterian Church (USA) are joining the United Church of Christ and United Methodist Church in calling on the Boy Scouts of America to end their ban on gay scouts and leaders.
Leaders of two United Methodist agencies — United Methodist Men and United Methodist Board of Church and Society — have joined the chorus of people and organizations calling for the Boy Scouts to drop its ban on gay scouts and leaders.
The anti-gay Family Research Council is finding a way to push their radical anti-gay agenda on "Scout Sunday". But the United Church of Christ has plans for the celebration as well!
In a story that has been making its way around the media for the past few weeks, a former teacher at a Roman Catholic prep school in Queens suing after being fired for coming out as transgender.
This week's religion news summary features the potential lift of the ban on gay participants in the Boy Scouts of America, important steps toward equality among religious communities, and the return of Ru.
Media coverage of the Boy Scouts policy change has fallen into a familiar trap, leading to the conclusion that there is no religious support for changing the ban on gay scouts. But religious groups have been advocating for a Boy Scout policy change, some for years.