LGBT Religion News Updates for October 27, 2011

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A section in this week’s edition of the Religion, Faith & Values newsletter is dedicated to faith media from Spirit Day, which was on October 20, but also included faith celebrations over the weekend.

John Shore published a press release on his blog announcing the kick-off of a project called We do! Methodists Living Marriage Equality. We do! is comprised of over 900 United Methodists in New York and Connecticut who intend to make weddings available to all people. The L.A. Times ran an article that explains much has changed over the years for gay and lesbian Catholics in L.A.

Over at the Daily Beast, a reader asked Andrew Sullivan how he reconciles being gay and Catholic. Sullivan replied, "I'm not openly gay inspite of being Catholic. I'm openly gay because I'm a Catholic."

And finally, a number of publications featured stories on John Smid, former head of the ex-gay ministry, Love in Action, including Religion Dispatches, Believe Out Loud, and Towleroad.

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