Bishop Melvin Talbert stood in front of a crowd of about 200 supporters of full inclusion on May 4 and called for United Methodists to join him in performing pastoral duties to gay and lesbian people, including enacting marriages. Bishop Talbert’s call for what he called “An Act of Biblical Obedience” has now resulted in letters from opponents of LGBT equality asking the United Methodist Church to censure Bishop Talbert. A handful of other bishops who stood with Bishop Talbert have also been targeted by the anti-LGBT group.
A new television ad supporting marriage equality in Maine and now airing statewide features a straight married couple talking about why marriage matters to them and to both of their sons, one of whom is gay.
Drag Queens are banned from one San Francisco Catholic Church. The installation of an openly lesbian pastor ends with a hate crime. A Priest, a Minister, and a Rabbi walk into a bar together in Minnesota to oppose the anti-marriage amendment. It's time for the LGBT Religion News Summary.
Blogger and author Jeremy Hooper appeared on CNN this morning to talk about the LGBT community’s reaction to today’s anti-gay “Chick-Fil-A appreciation day” and president Dan Cathy’s anti-gay statements and donations.
After months of pushing from the LGBT community and declarations of support from prominent Democratic office-holders, the DNC’s platform draft committee has approved language adding marriage equality to the party platform.
Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon.com, has pledged $2.5 million to help pass Referendum 74, which would affirm the marriage equality law passed by elected officials in Washington State earlier this year.