Pope Francis Writes Private Letter to Gay Catholics
October 10 2013 1:15 PM ET

Pope Francis Writes Secret Letter to Gay Catholics

Sunnivie Brydum

The Vicar of the Christ personally responded to a letter from a group of gay Roman Catholics.

Abuse in the Name of Christianity
October 10 2013 5:00 AM ET

Abuse in the Name of Christianity

Trudy Ring

The horrors suffered by LGBT kids and others at a 'therapeutic' school are at the center of the new documentary Kidnapped for Christ — and the experience of making the film changed its director's mind about religion.

Which Is Sinful — Marriage Equality or Homophobia?
October 07 2013 1:27 PM ET

Which Is Sinful — Marriage Equality or Homophobia?

Trudy Ring

Two religions offer two views of sin.

Southern Baptist Slams George and Barbara Bush for Witnessing Same-Sex Wedding
October 04 2013 2:24 PM ET

Southern Baptist Slams Bushes for Witnessing Lesbian Wedding

Sunnivie Brydum

The President of the Southern Baptists Theological Seminary says attending the same-sex wedding of a friend cannot be a 'neutral act.'

Imam Urges Russians to Boycott 'Pederast' Elton John
October 03 2013 5:36 PM ET

Imam Urges Russians to Boycott 'Pederast' Elton John

Michael Regula

A Russian imam urged a boycott of Elton John's December show, and tossed out a few hateful slurs just for good measure.

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.

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