An Alternative Way to Be Catholic - and LGBT
October 03 2013 5:00 AM ET

An Alternative Way to Be Catholic — and LGBT

Trudy Ring

Churches in the Old Catholic and Independent Catholic traditions offer services that will be familiar to Roman Catholics, along with unqualified affirmation of LGBT people.

Pennsylvania Pastor to Face Trial for Officiating Gay Son's Wedding
October 01 2013 12:52 PM ET

Pastor to Face Trial for Officiating Gay Son's Wedding

Jase Peeples

Rev. Frank Schaefer could be facing the end of his ministerial career because he officiated his son's same-sex wedding six years ago.

Vatican Censors Photo Exhibit of Gay Couples Kissing in Churches
September 30 2013 1:12 PM ET

Vatican Censors Photo Exhibit of Gay Couples Kissing in Churches

Sunnivie Brydum

In case anyone thought the Roman Catholic Church was moving toward tolerance, the pope's office demanded the closure of an exhibit showing photos of gay couples kissing inside churches.

Pa. Pastor Fired After Officiating Gay Wedding
September 26 2013 12:41 PM ET

Pa. Pastor Fired After Officiating Gay Wedding

Sunnivie Brydum

The Rev. Ken Kline Smeltzer was asked to leave his pastoral post at a Pennsylvania church after he performed a wedding for a gay couple in State College.

Christians Voice LGBT Support in NALT Project Video Series
September 25 2013 4:21 PM ET

Christians Voice LGBT Support in NALT Project Video Series

Nicholas Cimarusti

To counter the assumption that all Christians are against LGBT rights, The NALT Christians Project shows videos in which Christians proclaim "We're not all like that!"

Catholic College Cancels Lecture by Pro-Marriage Equality Speaker
September 24 2013 7:24 PM ET

Catholic College Cancels Lecture by Pro-Marriage Equality Speaker

Trudy Ring

Providence College nixed an appearance by John Corvino, a frequent debater for the pro-equality side.

Gay Volunteer No Longer Welcome at Canada Church
September 24 2013 6:46 PM ET

Gay Volunteer No Longer Welcome at Canada Church

Trudy Ring

The pastor of Crosspoint Wesleyan Church said the presence of an openly gay man in the children's ministry might make some parents uncomfortable.

Vatican Excommunicates Gay-Supportive Australian Priest
September 24 2013 12:05 PM ET

Gay-Supportive Priest Gets Excommunicated by Vatican

Trudy Ring

Despite Pope Francis's encouraging words, it's clear that the Roman Catholic Church hasn't changed it doctrine on LGBT equality.

LGBT Muslims Make Progress on the Path to Acceptance
September 23 2013 6:00 AM ET

The Case That You Can Be LGBT and Muslim

Trudy Ring

Around the nation and the world, LGBT Muslims and their allies are working to build an inclusive faith — and having some notable success.

WATCH: LGBT-Supportive Catholics React Positively to Pope's Statements
September 20 2013 3:27 PM ET

WATCH: LGBT-Supportive Catholics React Positively to Pope's Statements

Trudy Ring

Although Roman Catholic doctrine isn't changing — yet — Pope Francis's recently published comments offer hope for increasing acceptance of LGBT people by the church, activists say.

WATCH: Christian Parents Memorialize Gay Son
September 19 2013 6:46 PM ET

WATCH: Christian Parents Memorialize Gay Son

Trudy Ring

Rob and Linda Robertson regret pushing their son to become straight, and they want LGBT people to know heaven won't be complete without them.

Pope Francis: Church Shouldn't 'Interfere Spiritually' With LGBT Lives
September 19 2013 11:24 AM ET

Pope: Church Shouldn't 'Interfere' With LGBT Lives

Sunnivie Brydum

The leader of the Roman Catholic Church continues to grab headlines with his compassionate stances on traditionally oppositional issues.

Pastor Proud to Be Inspiration for Russian "Homosexual Propaganda" Ban
September 18 2013 3:56 PM ET

Pastor Proud to Be Inspiration for Russian "Homosexual Propaganda" Ban

Nicholas Cimarusti

Outspoken American pastor Scott Lively claims to have inspired Russia's recent ban on "homosexual propaganda."

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