Pope Francis Says Church Must Examine Civil Unions
March 05 2014 11:08 AM ET

Pope Francis Says Church Must Examine Civil Unions

Michael O'Loughlin

Pope Francis says in a new interview that the Catholic Church must explore civil unions as a way to ensure financial security for same-sex couples.

Mormons, God, and Gays
March 05 2014 4:00 AM ET

Mormons, God, and Gays

Matthew Breen

The Mormon Church is uniquely dogmatically nimble in times of necessity. What would happen if God now said gay was OK?

Catholic Cardinal: 'Homosexuals Are Not Criminals'
March 04 2014 5:01 PM ET

Catholic Cardinal: 'Homosexuals Are Not Criminals'

Michael O'Loughlin

A high-ranking Vatican official condemns Uganda's antigay law.

Dalai Lama: Marriage Equality Is 'OK'
March 04 2014 11:54 AM ET

Dalai Lama: Marriage Equality Is 'OK'

Michelle Garcia

The spiritual leader said same-sex couples should be able to get married.

American Jesuits: Church Must Denounce Criminalization of Homosexuality
March 03 2014 5:41 PM ET

American Jesuits: Church Must Denounce Criminalization of Homosexuality

Michael O'Loughlin

A U.S. Jesuit magazine has published an editorial taking to task Catholics who support draconian laws criminalizing homosexuality.

WATCH: Catholic League: Religious People Feel 'Besieged' by LGBT Progress
February 27 2014 8:15 PM ET

WATCH: Catholic League: Religious People Feel 'Besieged' by LGBT Progress

Michael O'Loughlin

The president of the Catholic League says people of faith feel besieged by advances in LGBT rights but comes out in support of workplace nondiscrimination protection.

Op-ed: Coming Out As An Evangelical Pastor
February 27 2014 5:30 AM ET

Op-ed: Coming Out As An Evangelical Pastor

Kevin McCloskey

After decades of hiding his secret from his family and congregation, a pastor comes out and deals with the aftermath.

Most Religious Americans Support Marriage Equality
February 26 2014 12:03 AM ET

Religious Americans Support Marriage Equality

Michael O'Loughlin

A new poll finds that religious Americans, across denominational lines, support marriage equality.

Film Festival Seeks Conversation on LGBT Issues in Evangelical Church
February 25 2014 2:36 PM ET

Film Festival Seeks Conversation on LGBT Issues in Evangelical Church

Michael O'Loughlin

Organizers of a Pasadena, Calif., film festival hope to start a conversation about LGBT rights in evangelical Christianity.

Gay Catholic Says Priest Denied Him Communion, Last Rites
February 21 2014 3:20 PM ET

Gay Catholic Says Priest Denied Him Communion, Last Rites

Michael O'Loughlin

A gay man in Washington, D.C., says a Catholic chaplain denied him communion and anointing of the sick after learning of his sexuality.

Did Christianity Set Conditions for Marriage Equality?
February 20 2014 2:46 PM ET

Did Christianity Set Conditions for Marriage Equality?

Michael O'Loughlin

A writer argues that Christianity helped pave the way for marriage equality in the U.S.

Anglican Bishops Bar Priests From Celebrating Same-Sex Marriages
February 18 2014 2:54 PM ET

Anglican Priests Barred From Blessing Gay Marriages

Michael O'Loughlin

Days after the archbishop of Canterbury equated homophobia with racism, Anglican bishops have prohibited priests from celebrating same-sex marriages.

No Church Trial for Methodist Minister
February 13 2014 4:15 PM ET

No Church Trial for Methodist Minister — Most Likely

Michael O'Loughlin

The United Methodist Church has indefinitely postponed plans to try a retired minister who officiated his son's marriage to another man.

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