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Coming Out As Transgender and Christian

Last week an Azusa professor revealed that he is a transgender person who is going through a divorce from as he seeks a legal name change and gender transition.

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

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

Gay Catholic priest comes out to an uncertain future

ST. LOUIS — On the campus of the University of Missouri-St. Louis, the Rev. Gary Meier addressed a congregation of … Continued

It’s okay to be gay, and Christian

(Courtesy of Sports Illustrated) This week, Jason Collins came out as a black, gay, professional basketball player in Sports Illustrated. … Continued

Justin Welby confirmed as new Archbishop of Canterbury

LONDON — Justin Welby was confirmed Monday (Feb. 4) as the new archbishop of Canterbury at a centuries-old service at … Continued

The case of transgender Catholic school teacher Mark Krolikowski: Keeping the faith while gender notions evolve

Mark Krolikowski wore his hair at shoulder length, his nails long and well manicured, and his ears pierced. His appearance, … 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

Peace begins in the gay-friendly home

VINCENZO PINTO AFP/GETTY IMAGES Pope Benedict XVI arrives to lead an ordination mass at St Peter’s basilica at the Vatican … Continued

Voters exercise their liberty of conscience at the polls

AP Partygoers react as balloons fall at an Election Night party in Baltimore on Nov. 6, 2012, after voters passed … Continued

The Black Church is accepting LGBT people

Prevailing wisdom has it that the Black church is overwhelmingly negative on issues of justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and … Continued

‘Jesus wife’ papyrus provides additional confirmation on early church history

Karen L. King (C) KAREN L. KING 2012 You know there’s a buzz out there when 100 emails come into … Continued

Parents seek veto on sexuality teaching in Ontario schools

TORONTO — A group of conservative Christian and Muslim parents in Ontario want schools to notify them before their children … Continued

Fortnight for Freedom: In Catholic campaign, what does freedom mean?

TAMI CHAPPELL REUTERS Archbishop of New York Timothy Dolan holds up a foam finger promoting “A Fortnight for Freedom” conference … Continued

Southern Baptists approve alternate name, but barely

NEW ORLEANS — Members of the Southern Baptist Convention narrowly accepted the alternate unofficial descriptor of “Great Commission Baptists” as … Continued

With HHS lawsuits, Catholic institutions follow their conscience

Franco Origlia GETTY IMAGES it was announced Monday that Franciscan University, along with Notre Dame University, the Catholic University of … Continued

Methodists uphold policy that calls homosexuality ‘incompatible with Christian teaching’

Despite emotional protests and fierce lobbying from gay rights groups, United Methodists voted on Thursday (May 2) to maintain their … Continued

Vatican: American nuns need reform

WASHINGTON — The Vatican has launched a crackdown on the umbrella group that represents most of America’s 55,000 Catholic nuns, … Continued

Catholic nuns group ‘stunned’ by Vatican slap

CHICAGO — A prominent U.S. Catholic nuns group said Thursday that it was “stunned” that the Vatican reprimanded it for … Continued

Anglicans after Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams, announced Friday that he will retire at the end of the year to … Continued