Metropolitan Community Church

Christian home for at-risk youth fires top caregiver for being gay

Having worked for a year as a caregiver to abused and neglected youth at the Children's Home of Lubbock as, in the words of his supervisor, one of the best employees she'd ever seen, Casey was fired by the organization's president, Lynn Harms, for being gay.

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Upstairs Lounge fire gets publicity after 40 years of silence

This weekend marks the 40th anniversary of the Upstairs Lounge fire, the biggest hate-fueled mass-murder in LGBT history, read about what inspired one gay man to write a musical about a crime that you may never have heard of.

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Untold tragedy: victims of the UpStairs Lounge arson fire have their story shared after 40 years of silence

This crime was the deadliest attack on the LGBT population in United States history. 32 people dead, 40 years of silence, and 1 man who chose to create a musical dedicated to the lives that were forgotten.

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Faith groups react to the Boy Scouts vote to drop the ban on gay Scouts

Within moments of the announcement that, by a 61% margin, the Boy Scouts of America would be dropping its ban on gay scouts, denominations and faith groups offered their reactions.

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Media Fails to Show Faith Support for Potential Boy Scout Policy Change

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.

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After Giglio, Presidential Inauguration Includes LGBT Pastor

The Presidential Inauguration Committee is also including more LGBT and supportive faith leaders elsewhere in the inauguration festivities. Tuesday morning's interfaith prayer service at the National Cathedral will include Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson, moderator and international leader of the Metropolitan Community Churches (MCC), a denomination founded 45 years ago as a church open to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

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Faith Leaders Offer Praise for Prop 8 Ruling

In the wake of Tuesday’s Ninth Circuit Court decision affirming the ruling that Prop 8 was in violation of the federal constitution, a number of religious and faith groups issued statements in support of the decision.

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