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Pope Francis shows it’s okay to say ‘gay’

Pope Francis reached out to gays, saying he won’t judge priests for their sexual orientation in a news conference Monday. … Continued

Jewish ex-gay group faces suit for consumer fraud

A month after the nation’s leading Christian “ex-gay” group apologized and announced plans to close, a similar Jewish group is … Continued

Queen approves same-sex marriage bill in England, Wales

CANTERBURY, England — England and Wales became the 16th and 17th countries in the world to recognize gay marriage after … Continued

The real fights over gay marriage are just starting

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court decisions on gay marriage, while historic, didn’t settle the issue. In fact, they fuel it. … Continued

Faith and Freedom Coalition conference: A new year, but the same tired formula

Ralph Reed has built an incredible organization, and I’m gonna tell you, it’s going to grow into a force to … Continued

Both sides see gay marriage as ‘inevitable’

About 72 percent of Americans say legal recognition of same-sex marriage is “inevitable,” according to a survey released Thursday (June … Continued

ELCA Lutherans elect first openly gay bishop

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America has elected its first openly gay bishop, the Rev. R. Guy Erwin, to oversee … 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

Catholic leaders urge support for Boy Scouts after shift on gays

The U.S. Catholic Church’s top liaison to the Boy Scouts of America is telling Catholic Scout leaders and troop sponsors … Continued

Gay and Mormon characters no longer a novelty in theater, literature

Twenty years ago, a gay Mormon character stepped onstage for the first time. His name was Joe Pitt, and he … Continued

Change is good. For Mormons and for Boy Scouts

(David Manning/Reuters) During the summer of 2011 there were three separate hate-motivated violent attacks on three different gay men in … Continued

Boy Scouts: Change is good — and Mormons agree

(David Manning/Reuters) During the summer of 2011 there were three separate hate-motivated violent attacks on three different gay men in … Continued

(Presbyterian) Church of Scotland OK’s gay ministers

CANTERBURY, England — The Church of Scotland’s General Assembly on Monday (May 20) passed a historic vote to allow actively … Continued

After Rhode Island, is gay marriage ‘inevitable’?

WASHINGTON — Rhode Island on Thursday (May 2) became the 10th state to approve same-sex marriage, and the Delaware Legislature … Continued

Catholic leaders using Communion as a weapon in the culture wars

Polling shows that ex-Catholics are the third largest religious group in the United States. Many Catholic laity are experiencing a … Continued

Cardinal Dolan: Catholic Church could do better on gay outreach

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the top U.S. Catholic prelate, says the Roman Catholic Church has to make sure that its defense … Continued

In picking successor, Vatican must decide what’s needed in a 21st-century pope

For centuries, the job of a pope was a relatively manageable affair. Candidates were largely Italian, the flock Western. One … Continued

Boy Scouts shift on gays wouldn’t change rules on atheists

For former scoutmaster Richard Guglielmetti, the Boy Scouts of America’s reconsideration of its ban on gay scouts and leaders is … Continued

Church of England OK’s (celibate) gay bishops

CANTERBURY, England — The Church of England on Friday (Jan. 4) confirmed that it has dropped its prohibition on gay … Continued

Years of tension yield to thaw between gays, Mormons

SALT LAKE CITY — After years of tension between Mormons and gay rights activists — with political action and theological … Continued