The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) have banned Scouts and leaders from wearing their Scout uniforms at LGBT Pride events, BuzzFeed first reported today.
From a possible 'gay lobby' in the Vatican to Uganda's tense anti-LGBT environment, this week's religion news summary has all the important LGBT religious news stories for you. Click here for the full list
Caterpillar Inc. has announced that it will suspend any donations to the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) because of the organization's discriminating policy against gay adults. The heavy equipment manufacturer says the move wasn't a direct result of the recent vote by the organization to allow gay youth but continue their ban on gay leaders, rather it was a result of discussions within the company following a donation request by the BSA for $25,00 in funds.
Two denominations have very different views on a the Boy Scouts of America's vote on dropping the gay Scout ban. While the Southern Baptists may be abandoning the program, the United Methodist Church is ready to step up.
The ELCA elected their first openly gay, Native-American bishop, and a gay Catholic priest opens up about his hidden life in the Catholic church. A Mormon basketball player becomes the first out college player at his small Catholic college, anti-LGBT tensions rise in Nigeria, and the UK sees its first Muslim lesbian partnership. Click through to read these stories and more in the religion news summary for June 5th, 2013.
After Thursday's historic vote, GLAAD would like to thank these incredible and tireless advocates for their working in helping to the BSA's anti-gay policies
The White House welcomes the policy change, allowing gay Scouts into the Boy Scouts of America.
Anti-gay activists from Alliance Defending Freedom presented less than 19,000 signatures to the Boy Scouts of America requesting that they keep in place their anti-gay membership policy. This compared to the 1.8 million presented in a petition by Scouts for Equality.