'Ex-gay' Donnie McClurkin Fired from MLK Concert
August 11 2013 2:43 PM ET

'Ex-gay' Donnie McClurkin Fired from MLK Concert

Neal Broverman

The controversial pastor was told by the mayor of Washington, D.C. that he couldn't perform at a concert honoring the March on Washington.

Iowa Venue Refuses to Host Gay Wedding
August 08 2013 4:16 PM ET

Iowa Venue Refuses to Host Gay Wedding

Sunnivie Brydum

Despite the state's marriage equality and antidiscrimination laws, the Mennonite owners of The Gortz Haus say they have the right to refuse service to gay couples based on their religious beliefs.

Former Ex-Gay Leader Rejects Sexual Labels
August 05 2013 2:07 PM ET

Former Ex-Gay Leader Rejects Sexual Labels

Jase Peeples

Alan Chambers doesn’t like to be labeled as straight, bisexual, gay, or ex-gay.

WATCH: Despite Pope's Remarks, Cardinal Says Homosexual Acts are Still Sinful
July 30 2013 3:23 PM ET

WATCH: Despite Pope, Cardinal Says Gay Sex Still Sinful

Jase Peeples

In a recent interview, Cardinal Timothy Dolan downplayed earlier comments from the Pope who claimed it wasn’t his place to pass judgment on gay priests.

LGBT Catholics Cautiously Encouraged by Pope's Tolerance
July 29 2013 8:28 PM ET

LGBT Catholics Cautiously Encouraged by Pope's Tolerance

Sunnivie Brydum

Pope Francis said that Catholics should not marginalize LGBT people, and that it's not his place to 'judge' gay priests.

Pope Francis Says He Won't 'Judge' Gay Priests
July 29 2013 12:19 PM ET

Pope Francis Says He Won't 'Judge' Gay Priests

Sunnivie Brydum

But he also said "the door is closed" to women being ordained in the Catholic Church.

Desmond Tutu 'Would Not Worship a Homophobic God'
July 26 2013 4:15 PM ET

Desmond Tutu 'Would Not Worship a Homophobic God'

Sunnivie Brydum

The former archbishop compared the struggle for LGBT equality to South Africa's battle to end apartheid.

Antigay Pastor Wants Gay Appointee Removed For 'Hell' Message
July 23 2013 12:56 PM ET

Antigay Pastor Wants Gay Appointee Removed For 'Hell' Message

Michelle Garcia

The dispute started three years ago when Rev. Cary Gordon launched a campaign to remove three Iowa judges who ruled in favor of marriage equality

Pope Francis' Pick to Head Vatican Bank Mired In Gay Rumors
July 22 2013 6:19 PM ET

Pope Francis' Pick to Head Vatican Bank Mired In Gay Rumors

Sunnivie Brydum

'The people's pope' is facing scrutiny for appointing a cleric who allegedly lived with his male lover in Uruguay to head up the Vatican's Institute for the Works of Religion.

Dominican Catholics Organize 'Black Monday' Protest of Gay U.S. Ambassador
July 18 2013 1:13 PM ET

Dominican Catholics Organize 'Black Monday' Protest of Gay U.S. Ambassador

Sunnivie Brydum

Religious leaders in the Spanish-speaking Carribbean nation called on the faithful to wear all black on Monday in protest of President Obama's nomination of openly gay James Brewster as U.S. Ambassador to the Dominican Republic.

Vatican's New Laws Punish Information Leakers
July 14 2013 2:46 PM ET

Vatican's New Laws Punish Information Leakers

Michelle Garcia

The updated laws would punish those who leak church information with up to eight years in prison and fines.

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