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Pope Francis, the ‘cold-call pope’, reaches out and touches a lot of people

VATICAN CITY — Of all the novelties that Pope Francis has brought to the Vatican, few have endeared him to … Continued

Gay rights vs. religious rights: 7 issues to watch

NEW YORK — The rights of religious groups or individuals that object to same-sex marriage continue to clash with those … Continued

Writer sees growing gay acceptance among Mormons

RNS () — Jerry Argetsinger never felt a twinge of tension between being gay and being Mormon. Nobody talked about … Continued

Ex-gay group Exodus International shuts down, president apologizes

Exodus International, a group that bills itself as “the oldest and largest Christian ministry dealing with faith and homosexuality,” announced … Continued

Yes, you can be gay and Christian

A same sex marriage advocate waves a rainbow flag at a protest in Los Angeles. (Jae C. Hong/AP ) The … Continued

Why Johnny can’t Scout: If he’s gay, he’s out at 18. But if he’s atheist, he’s out immediately.

Picture little Johnny as a Cub Scout. He is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and … Continued

Religious groups OK with gay Scout ban for years now say no problem. What gives?

For years, the biggest faith groups in the Boy Scouts Mormons, Catholics and Methodists supported the organization’s ban on openly … Continued

Still opposed to gay rights? The shame of being on the wrong side of history.

In 1964 Barry Goldwater voted against the Civil Rights Act. He was labeled a racist and much worse for his … Continued

Gay Catholic delivers 18,000 signatures to bishop asking to be reinstated

NEW YORK — A gay man ousted from posts at his Long Island parish after a critic complained that he … Continued

Longtime gay parishioner booted from church posts

NEW YORK — As Catholic leaders try to signal a new tone of welcome for gays in the church, fresh … Continued

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Gay, transgender band breaks barriers in Christian music

WILMINGTON, N.C. — The bios of the musicians who make up the band Micah’s Rule read like many Christian artists. … Continued

Delaying equality for Boy Scouts

Tony Gutierrez AP Details of a Boy Scout uniform shown in front of the Boy Scouts of America headquarters Monday, … Continued

Christian left sees optimism in Obama’s second term

NEW YORK — Heartened by his inaugural calls for gay marriage and for bold action on climate change, leaders of … Continued

What Christians should learn from Dan Cathy

Tim Carman/The Washington Post See also –What gay rights activists should learn from Shane Windmeyer On Monday it came out … Continued

Obama extols a biblical vision of equality for all in second inaugural

A presidential inauguration is by tradition the grandest ritual of America’s civil religion, but President Obama took the oath of … Continued

Born again, or born anew?

This is the story of a fundamentalist Christian, turned decidedly … unfundamentalist. For a long time, the “certainties” of religious … Continued

A call for storytelling to make us human to one another

REUTERS Sikhs hold up placards with photos of six mass shooting victims after a candlelight vigil in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, … Continued

Presbyterian Church, marriage equality, and a mother’s desires

AP People listen to a session of the 220th General Assembly (2012) of the Presbyterian Church (USA) on Thursday, July … Continued

‘Holy Terror’: Holy war is waging against sexual minorities

Gays are not ruining the fabric of American society. Rather, anti-gay fundamentalist Christians are. Take a deep breath. These are … Continued