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Gay marriage in the ‘Land of Lincoln’: Faith, freedom and frustration

 This week in Springfield, Illinois, the statue of Abraham Lincoln was draped in a rainbow flag as thousands held a … Continued

Methodist court to consider growing opposition to gay ban

RNS () — The United Methodist Church’s highest court gathers for its semiannual meeting in Baltimore on Wednesday, as the … Continued

COMMENTARY: The Olympics are coming. Whoopee.

RNS () — I suffer from a severe case of “Olympicitis,” a disease causing an incurable abhorrence of the international … Continued

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True ‘values voters’ don’t shame gay people

Christians must let people know that our faith perspective cannot partner with a message that brings harm to LGBT individuals.

When Catholic schools fire gay teachers, laity push back

RNS () — They taught English, gym, music and fifth grade, and are typically described as “beloved” by their students. … Continued

Conservatives promote House bill to protect opponents of gay marriage

WASHINGTON — Conservatives are rallying around a House bill designed to protect religious people who advocate for traditional marriage — … Continued

United Methodist high court to consider challenges to gay teachings

WASHINGTON — Facing a wave of open defiance to church law, the top court of the United Methodist Church is … Continued

A Protestant in praise of the Catholic Church

Like millions of others, I am gratefully stunned by his revolutionary remarks on the Catholic Church’s “obsession” with long-held doctrines on gay people and abortion.

NY state pastor among Methodists defying church law

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — The Rev. Steve Heiss presided at his first same-sex marriage ceremony in a field in upstate New … Continued

Does the Catholic Church really respect women, or the men who support them?

March 31, 2013Pope Francis arrives to lead an open-air Easter Mass in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican. Pope Francis … Continued

Evangelical ‘Messy Middle’ is more accepting of gays

RNS () — A new voice is emerging in the evangelical community, and it’s turning away from the church’s vocal … Continued

Pope Francis is lots of hope, very little change

In this photo provided by the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano, Pope emeritus Benedict XVI, left, is welcomed by Pope Francis … Continued

A Catholic case for same-sex marriage

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

The big gay Boy Scout agenda

(David Manning/Reuters) Who knew that those green socks and neckerchiefs were so darn sexy? Before I go to my son’s … Continued

Exodus International ‘reparative therapy’ organization to shut down

<iframe src=”″ height=”338″ width=”600″ frameborder=”0″ scrolling=”no”></iframe> Talk about a one-man culture war. The president of Exodus International, Alan Chambers, issued … Continued

COMMENTARY: NBC’s ‘Save Me’ may need rescuing

Mixing religion and entertainment, as NBC has tried to do with its new prime time TV sitcom “Save Me,” starring … Continued

On gay bishops, what a difference a decade makes

The outgoing bishop of New Hampshire, Douglas E. Theuner, right, presents the incoming bishop, V. Gene Robinson, left, with a … Continued

A growing presence in the LGBT rights movement: The religious

Supporters of gay marriage react outside the James R. Browning United States Courthouse after a federal appeals court declared California’s … 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

A wrong decision by the Boy Scouts on gays

(Eric Gay/AP) At 19, the Boy Scouts of America expelled me for being gay. I was overwhelmed with sadness, grief … Continued