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
On Saturday, the New York Times highlighted the LGBT-inclusive ministry at Rivers at Rehoboth, a Harlem-based congregation in New York City, in its article “A Rare Haven for Gay Men and Lesbians in Harlem.” The congregation, which is formed as the merger of Rivers of Living Faith and Rehoboth Temple, has its roots in the Black church tradition, while maintaining an active outreach to the Black LGBT population.
Earlier this week, a video featuring Providence Road Baptist Church Pastor Charles Worley went viral much to the chagrin of LGBT and affirming faith leaders. Rev. Worley has no visible support from those outside of his congregation. His sermon elicited strong words of condemnation from neighboring pastors. Others have been moved to action.
After being uninvited from speaking at a Michigan Catholic school because he's gay, Dominic Sheahan-Stahl delivered his keynote at Central Michigan University on Sunday.
Black LGBT Activists and faith leaders gathered in DC to announce a new campaign: NoWedge 2012: A Memo to Black America to address the "wedge" tactics that have tried to divide and conquer Black communities.
Gaining the most media this week was President Barack Obama’s historic, public endorsement of marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples, and the citation of his Christian faith as a reason for his support. Faith leaders from all denominations weighed in on his speech, including Jewish groups, Unitarian Universalist churches, and many other Christian branches.
Dominic Sheahan-Stahl, a third-generation alumnus of Sacred Heart Academy, in Pleasant Hills, Michigan, was invited last fall to be the keynote speaker for the graduation class of 2012, which includes his brother Willi.
Hip-hop artist Yitz “Y-Love” is now prepared to add another dimension to his public identity. In an exclusive interview with Out.com that broke today, Y-Love has come out as a gay Jewish man of color.
Today's Washington Post’s story, “Obama decision on gay marriage divides local residents” inaccurately and unfairly portrays people of faith and African-Americans as being in opposition to LGBT equality.