Roman Catholic

Catholic support for marriage equality higher than the national average

The average Catholic supports marriage equality more than the average American. That's the story from a recent Quinnipiac poll that showed 54% of Catholics support marriage equality, which is higher than the national average of 47%.

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BREAKING: Top UK opponent of marriage equality admits to sexual misconduct

Cardinal Keith O’Brien, the United Kingdom’s most vocal faith opponent of marriage equality, admitted to sexual misconduct. He resigned from his post last week, amid allegations of sexual misconduct with seminary students. He has now announced that he will no longer contest the allegations.

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February 27, 2013

Religion News Summary: Even more news on the Pope's Resignation

The Vatican has denied rumors that Pope Benedict XVI's resignation was influenced by a "Gay Lobby" or network of gay bishops. Tim Tebow opted not to visit an anti-LGBT church in Dallas, Texas. A Southern Baptist Church wants to uphold the ban on gay Boy Scouts, but many Jews feel differently.

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February 11, 2013

Assistant Principal at Cincinnati Catholic school on administrative leave for supporting marriage equality

Students in Cincinnati, Ohio are rallying around Purcell Marian assistant principal Mike Moroski. Moroski was placed on administrative leave last week after refusing to remove an entry from his personal blog that spoke out in support of marriage equality.

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Vatican Official Offers Hope for LGBT People, Only to Dash Them

It was reported earlier this week that a top Vatican official voiced support for gay and lesbian couples. Yesterday, Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, head of the Pontifical Council for the Family, backtracked from that statement, and blamed the media for "derailing" his words.

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January 31, 2013

Queens teacher fired for being transgender

In a story that has been making its way around the media for the past few weeks, a former teacher at a Roman Catholic prep school in Queens suing after being fired for coming out as transgender.

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Five LGBT Religious Advances in 2012

2012 witnessed religious people and organizations at the forefront of LGBT advancement. By the end of the year, we saw several religious leaders stepping out and speaking up. The support came from some pretty surprising places.
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Does Religious Liberty Mean Bullying Your Own Flock of Believers?

When the issue of marriage equality is raised, one of the most common objections raised by the anti-LGBT crowd – and one of the most ironic - is that it will violate religious liberty. What is not being shared in these fear mongering speeches is that much of the public's support for LGBT people actually comes from within the religious communities.

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Leading Catholic Theologian (and Colbert Report Chaplain) Supports #SpiritDay

James J. Martin, a leading Catholic theologian and Culture Editor of the Jesuit magazine America, has tweeted his support for Spirit Day. Millions of Americans will be wearing purple on October 19 to speak out against bullying and to show their support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth.
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Is Marriage Equality too Equal for Jews? GLAAD's LGBT Religion News Summary

Catholics and African-American pastors speak out about marriage. Evangelicals continue to hear pro-LGBT arguments. And Jews worry whether marriage equality is too...equal? The LGBT Religion News Summary elevates the week’s LGBT and faith related stories.

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