Spanish Cardinal Likens Homosexuality to High Blood Pressure, Says Cure Is Possible
January 24 2014 3:07 PM ET

Spanish Cardinal Likens Homosexuality to High Blood Pressure, Says Cure Is Possible

Michael O'Loughlin

Gay people can “recover and become normal with the right treatment,” says Fernando Sebastián, recently elevated to cardinal by Pope Francis.

Evangelical Project Seeks to Change Image on LGBT Issues — But Not Policy
January 22 2014 5:00 PM ET

Evangelical Project Seeks to Change Image on LGBT Issues — But Not Policy

Michael O'Loughlin

A new online campaign calls on evangelical Christians to respect LGBT people and recognize they're made in God's image, but doesn't shift the prevailing evangelical view on LGBT equality.

Former Yale Divinity Dean to Be Tried for Officiating Son's Same-Sex Marriage
January 22 2014 12:43 PM ET

Minister to Be Tried for Officiating Son's Same-Sex Marriage

Michael O'Loughlin

Rev. Thomas Ogletree, a United Methodist minister, faces a church trial for breaking denominational rules against blessing same-sex unions.

Seattle Archbishop Defends Firing of Gay Vice Principal
January 16 2014 2:10 PM ET

Seattle Archbishop Defends Firing of Gay Vice Principal

Daniel Reynolds

After weeks of protest from students, Archbishop J. Peter Sartain has announced that the Church will stand firm in its support of Eastside Catholic's decision to fire gay administrator Mark Zmuda for marrying his partner.

WATCH: Indiana Church Sees Exodus After Gay Choir Director's Dismissal
January 15 2014 6:26 PM ET

WATCH: Indiana Church Sees Exodus After Gay Choir Director's Dismissal

Trudy Ring

Since Adam Fraley was let go for being gay, nearly 80 percent of the members of First United Methodist Church in Alexandria, Ind., have left.

LISTEN: If Rose Parade Can Have Gay Wedding, Why Not Stoning?
January 08 2014 4:01 PM ET

LISTEN: If Rose Parade Can Have Gay Wedding, Why Not Stoning?

Trudy Ring

That's a possibility put forth by one right-wing activist, among many other homophobic reactions to the parade wedding.

Former Papal Guard Says He Received Sexual Advances at Vatican
January 06 2014 7:30 PM ET

Former Papal Guard Says He Received Sexual Advances at Vatican

Trudy Ring

The former Swiss Guard member, whose name was not published, told a Swiss newspaper he was solicited for sex by priests, bishops, cardinals, and others.

Is Pope Francis Reaching Out to Gay Parents?
January 06 2014 3:09 PM ET

Is Pope Francis Reaching Out to Gay Parents?

Trudy Ring

The pope calls for Catholic leaders to put some thought into dealing with children whose parents are in 'nontraditional' relationships.

Cofounder of Gay-Affirming Catholic Group Dies at 76
January 03 2014 9:00 PM ET

Cofounder of Gay-Affirming Catholic Group Dies at 76

Trudy Ring

Father Robert Nugent helped found New Ways Ministry, which advocates for LGBT equality in the church and society.

Mormon 'Ex-Gay' Group Shuts Down, Absorbed by Other Organization
January 03 2014 4:50 PM ET

Mormon 'Ex-Gay' Group Shuts Down

Trudy Ring

Evergreen International, which advocated 'ex-gay' therapy, is folded into North Star, a support group that takes no stand on the practice. But does this mean a more accepting approach?

Funeral for Murdered Trans Woman Held at 'Pope's Church'
December 31 2013 2:23 PM ET

Funeral for Murdered Trans Woman Held at 'Pope's Church'

Lucas Grindley

When Andrea Quintero's family never claimed her body, the Jesuit order to which Pope Francis belongs stepped in.

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