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Priest who denied lesbian communion suspended

Father Marcel Guarnizo, the Roman Catholic priest who denied Barbara Johnson communion at her mother’s funeral because of her sexual orientation, has been placed on administrative leave. According to a statement from the Archdiocese, the suspension is for “engaging in intimidating behavior toward parish staff and others that is incompatible with proper priestly ministry.”

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What to Watch: Monday, March 12

The Pretty Little Liars are one step closer to finally learning the identity of "A," battle rounds continue on The Voice with a star studded mentor lineup on hand to assist performers, RuPaul's Drag Race contestants launch their own magazines, Smash's Ivy Lynn is plagued by vocal problems while Julia struggles to stay faithful to her husband and new episodes of Being Human and Lost Girl.

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Chely Wright to Open LGBT Center in Kansas City, MO

Country singer Chely Wright is set to open a LGBT community center tomorrow in Kansas City, MO. The Kansas City LIKEME® Lighthouse, which will provide a safe space, counseling and resources for the LGBT community in the area, is the largest project undertaken by Wright’s Like Me Organization since its inception in 2010.

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Proclaim, Retreat for LGBT Lutheran Leaders, Registration Now Open

Extraordinary Lutheran Ministries (ELM) expands ministry opportunities for publicly-identified lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people to lead in the Lutheran church as ordained pastors and rostered lay leaders. They believe that supporting ministry by LGBT leaders will change the church, and thereby, transform society to become more fully inclusive of all people.

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