Southern Baptists Expel Gay-Accepting Church
September 24 2014 4:22 PM ET

Southern Baptists Expel Gay-Accepting Church

Trudy Ring

Baptist leaders ousted New Heart Community Church in California over the congregation's decision to accept a variety of views on homosexuality, after a pastor's powerful sermon about his son's coming-out.

South African Mosque Welcomes Gays, Women, Christians, Muslims
September 22 2014 6:34 PM ET

How One S. African Mosque Treats Gays, Women, Christians

Thom Senzee

Despite threats of violence, the first sermon at an inclusive new Open Mosque near Cape Town, South Africa, was delivered without incident Friday.

Catholic Clergy Demand That Gay Couple Divorce
September 22 2014 3:18 PM ET

Catholic Clergy Demand That Gay Couple Divorce

Trudy Ring

A priest and bishop in Montana say that's the only way two gay men who are lifelong Catholics can have their church privileges restored.

Catholics: Antigay Leaders Get Boot, a Progressive Becomes American Archbishop
September 20 2014 11:38 AM ET

Catholics: Antigay Leaders Get Boot, a Progressive Becomes American Archbishop

Diane Anderson-Minshall

Pope Francis made a very important progressive pick, one that may impact how the Vatican treats LGBT followers in the future.

WATCH: Students Silence Antigay Preacher With Love Song
September 19 2014 4:48 PM ET

WATCH: Students Silence Antigay Preacher With Love

Sunnivie Brydum

Students at James Madison University found a peaceful, creative way to counter the hateful messages of a homophobic preacher on campus.

Philly: Catholic High School Fires Basketball Coach for Connection to Antigay Beating
September 18 2014 10:37 AM ET

Catholic School Fires Coach for Connection to Antigay Beating

Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia fired a high school assistant coach suspected of being involved in a violent attack that left two gay men hospitalized.

WATCH: Antigay Billboard Sparks Controversy in Tenn.
September 17 2014 1:03 PM ET

WATCH: Antigay Tenn. Billboard Isn't Going Anywhere

Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez

A Vietnam veteran and a group of his friends pooled funds to purchase a billboard condemning the 'abomination' of homosexuality on Portland, Tennessee's Highway 52.

Study: Religions' Acceptance of Gays and Lesbians Increases
September 13 2014 4:00 AM ET

Religions' Acceptance of Gays and Lesbians Increases

Trudy Ring

While news stories often note churches' increasing openness to gays and lesbians, a Duke University study offers numbers to confirm that trend.

PHOTOS: Historic, Histrionic Sisters
September 10 2014 7:00 AM ET

PHOTOS: Historic, Histrionic Sisters

Christopher Harrity

Greg Day and Mark Harvey show the theatrical, ecclesiastical side of activism with their historic images of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence in a new exhibit.

New Evangelical Group Supports Marriage Equality
September 09 2014 2:31 PM ET

Evangelicals Support Marriage Equality?

Trudy Ring

Evangelicals for Marriage Equality says evangelical Christians can support marriage equality in the civil sphere regardless of their churches' beliefs on the issue.

WATCH: Teen from Disturbing Coming-Out Video Pays It Forward
September 07 2014 8:10 AM ET

WATCH: Ga. Teen, Kicked Out, Pays It Forward

Sunnivie Brydum

A 19-year-old's video of his family's violent reaction to coming out prompted massive donations — which the teen is now directing to a local homeless shelter for LGBT Youth.

Supporters Rally for Lesbian Teachers Fired After Marriage
September 07 2014 6:00 AM ET

Supporters Rally for Lesbian Teachers Fired After Marriage

Sunnivie Brydum

Alumni and clergy peacefully protested outside a St. Louis high school that recently fired a lesbian couple after learning they planned to live together.

WATCH: Homosexuality Is 'Lethal Attack' on Family, Says Minister
September 06 2014 6:45 AM ET

WATCH: Pastor Says Homosexuality Is 'Lethal Attack'

Trudy Ring

Moreover, says this Tennessee pastor, gay is not your identity — and God can 'heal' you.

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