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Ohio church marks 100th anniversary by installing first openly gay pastor

| Monday, August 18, 2014
Dennis Coy
CANTON, Ohio — An Ohio church marking its 100th anniversary has installed its first openly gay pastor. The Congregational United Church of Christ in Plain Township, north of Canton, made the Rev. Dennis Coy its pastor in a formal ceremony Sunday.

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First transgender priest to preach at National Cathedral

| Saturday, June 21, 2014
Cameron Partridge
WASHINGTON -- An openly transgender Episcopal priest is set to preach at Washington National Cathedral. The Rev. Dr. Cameron Partridge, the Episcopal chaplain at Boston University, will be a guest preacher on Sunday. He'll be the first openly transgender priest to preach from Canterbury Pulpit at the cathedral.

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Presbyterian church in Philadelphia to welcome openly gay pastor

| Tuesday, December 31, 2013
David Norse
PHILADELPHIA — A Presbyterian church in Philadelphia says it's welcoming an openly gay pastor.

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Gay Anglican bishop says God leading change to understand homosexuality

| Monday, October 28, 2013
Bishop Gene Robinson
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The first openly gay bishop of the Episcopal Church told a Purdue University audience he believes God is leading people to a deeper understanding of homosexuality.

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Pope Francis on gay priests: ‘Who am I to judge?’

| Monday, July 29, 2013
Pope Francis reached out to gays on Monday, saying he wouldn't judge priests for their sexual orientation in a remarkably open and wide-ranging news conference as he returned from his first foreign trip.

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Stunning acknowledgment: Pope Francis confirms ‘gay lobby’ at work at Vatican

| Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Alessandra Tarantino, APPope Francis
VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis lamented that a "gay lobby" was at work at the Vatican in private remarks to the leadership of a key Latin American church group - a stunning acknowledgment that appears to confirm earlier reports about corruption and dysfunction in the Holy See.

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Roman Catholic priest risks priesthood, comes out as gay in book

| Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Rev. Gary Meier
ST. LOUIS — A Roman Catholic priest in St. Louis has written a book about his life as a gay priest, a move that could risk his priesthood.

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Church of Scotland takes step to allow gay clergy

| Tuesday, May 21, 2013
LONDON — Senior members of the Church of Scotland voted Monday to let some congregations choose ministers who are in same-sex relationships — an important compromise that must still pass further hurdles before it can become church law.

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Bishop Gene Robinson: Lover of social justice (and ice cream)

| Saturday, May 11, 2013
This man, the first openly gay ordained bishop in the history of Christendom has become something more than himself — and he realizes it. And he realizes it with such humility, cheer and even delight that it can’t help but be infectious. And he was so kind to me personally, even asking me to call him “Gene."

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UK’s Cardinal O’Brien admits to sexual misconduct following allegations

| Sunday, March 3, 2013
Cardinal Keith O'Brien
LONDON — The cardinal who until recently served as Britain's highest-ranking Catholic leader on Sunday acknowledged unspecified sexual misbehavior and promised to play "no further part" in the public life of the church, an admission which comes at an awkward time for the Vatican.

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