Religion and Faith

News of LGBT and allied people of faith, and stories that show the ways in which people of faith interact with the LGBT community

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Feeling isolated from your Easter celebration? Join these virtual LGBTQ inclusive gatherings for Holy Week

COVID-19 requires everyone to stay at home and practice social distancing, which is a struggle for all of us this Easter season, especially those LGBTQ-identifying individuals who already have been alienated from their places of worship. Fortunately, LGBTQ faith organizations are stepping up. We previously posted some Passover celebrations, and today we are sharing some Easter commemorations.

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Chag Pesach Sameach! While at home, join these LGBTQ inclusive virtual Passover celebrations

Passover begins tonight. The traditional practice is for families and communities to gather around a meal to retell the story of struggle and liberation for the Jewish people. While it may feel different not to gather this year, LGBTQ Jews who have felt the exclusion of faith communities may find this year’s virtual Seders more open and accepting, since they can participate and reconnect with their faith tradition from the safety of their own home.

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I don't want to worry about Franklin Graham during the COVID-19 pandemic, but now I need to

The Samaritan’s Purse field hospital in New York City provides much-needed beds. However, CEO Franklin Graham is an attack dog that hasn’t passed up an opportunity to demonize LGBTQ people. Graham is requiring all healthcare providers in his field hospital to adhere to a statement of faith, in which marriage is defined as "exclusively the union of one genetic male and one genetic female" and the unrighteous are sentenced to "everlasting punishment in hell."

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