Religion News Summary: Marriage equality in New Zealand, Pastor fired after blessing gay son's wedding, and the defrocking LGBT friendly Catholic priest

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Anglican's in New Zealand voted to allow the blessings of marriages of LGBT couples.  In April, New Zealand ratified a bill legalizing marriage equality.

Read about New Jersey's recent step towards Marriage Equality

Providence College rescinded an invitation for a sociology  professor to lecture on campus. The professor has been an outspoken activist for LGBT rights. The faculty and college senate vocally announced their displeasure at the conservative Catholic school's lack of hospitality.

Read about Providence College's recent rescindment of an invitation to a pro-LGBT speaker

Adam Ackley, Professor of theology at Azusa University, employment was put in jepoardy after he came out as transgender. Many students and faculuty memebers at the univertsity are supporting him,

If you'd like to make a stand and support Adam, visit GLAAD's Take Action page.


New Zealand Anglicans vote in favor of marriage equality
Gay Star News, 9/26/13

Southern Baptists criticize George and Barbara Bush for witnessing wedding of lesbian friends
Joe. My. God., 10/4/13

N.C. diocese secedes from church after marriage equality amendment
RNS, 9/30/13
Latino Catholics back marriage equality
Los Angeles Times, 9/27/13
Vatican defrocks pro-women, LGBT priest
Towerload, 9/24/13
Catholic college rescinds invitation to pro-LGBT speaker
The New York Times, 9/23/13
Scottish churches criticize push for marriage equality
Ecumenical News, 9/4/13

Evangelical / Fundamentalist /  Non-Denomonationals
GLAAD petition supports transgender professor
Church of the Brethren pastor fired after solemnizing wedding of LGBT couple

Joe. My. God., 9/25/13
Photos of gay clergy on display
News and Record, 9/24/13
Ruling allows evangelicals to distribute Bibles at Minneapolis pride
Huffington Post, 9/23/13
Does religion condemn homosexuality?
Religion Dispatch, 9/1/13

Yarmulkes deemed sexy in LGBT music video
The Times of Israel, 9/23/13

Methodist pastor faces church trial after officiating at gay son's wedding
Lebanon Daily News, 9/24/13
Emory to offer award to anti-LGBT pastor
Huffington Post, 9/23/13

Russian Imam wants to boycott Elton John
Towleroad, 10/3/13
Anti-LGBT Imam to speak at faith conference
Huffington Post, 3/10/13