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Church drops Boy Scouts over gay leadership decision

Sunday, August 9, 2015
The church "will appoint Scout leaders and volunteers who uphold and exemplify church doctrine, values, and standards," Mormon leaders said in the statement.
The Presbyterian church is dropping its nearly 50-year association with the organization. ...

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The campaign to undermine pro-LGBTQ churches

Sunday, March 29, 2015
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You may have noticed that Christian Right organizations are promoting the idea that people are leaving pro-LGBTQ churches because of their support for equal rights, and for rejecting the Right’s corrupt and redefined version of religious freedom. ...

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Missouri Presbyterian Churches receive threats following same-sex marriage announcement

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
First Presbyterian Church in Cape Girardeau, Mo.
At least four southeast Missouri Presbyterian churches have received letters threatening to burn their buildings to the ground following the Presbyterian Church USA’s decision to allow same-sex marriages. ...

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Marriage News Watch: March 23, 2015

Monday, March 23, 2015
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It's been nearly two months since marriage was supposed to start in Alabama, and the state still doesn't have its act together, and Texas has filed a lawsuit to prevent married same-sex couples from taking family medical leave. ...

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Delaware Presbyterian church to ordain married, same-sex couple

Saturday, March 21, 2015
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Less than a week after the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) approved allowing same-sex marriages in its constitution, a Delaware congregation with ordain as ministers a married, same-sex couple. ...

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Presbyterians approve same-sex marriage in church constitution

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
The Presbyterian Church (USA) boasts more than 1.8 million members and 10,000 congregations, like this one in Peoria, Ill.
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has expanded its definition of marriage to include a "commitment between two people," recognizing gay marriage as Christian in the church constitution after decades of debate over same-sex relationships. ...

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Presbyterian Church recognizes same-sex marriage as ‘Christian’

Thursday, June 19, 2014
Gary Lyon, of Leechburg, PA, left, and Bill Samford, of Hawley, PA., celebrate after a vote allowing Presbyterian pastors discretion in marrying same-sex couples at the 221st General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church at Cobo Hall, in Detroit, Thursday, June 19, 2014. The top legislative body of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) voted by large margins to recognize same-sex marriage as Christian in the church constitution, adding language that marriage can be the union of "two people," not just "a man and a woman."
DETROIT -- The top legislative body of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) voted Thursday to redefine Christian marriage in the church constitution as the union of "two people" instead of only "a man and a woman." The amendment requires approval from ...

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Presbyterian church in Philadelphia to welcome openly gay pastor

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

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Tampa church evicts Boy Scout troop after 60 years over policy to allow gay youth

Thursday, August 29, 2013
Holy-Trinity
TAMPA, Fla. — A Tampa church has told a Boy Scout troop that it won't renew its sponsorship because of the national organization's decision not to ban openly gay Scouts. ...

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Marriage roundup: Supreme Court showdown on the horizon

Thursday, July 12, 2012
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All eyes are on the Supreme Court, with a big marriage showdown shaping up on the horizon. Two county clerks in Illinois have won right to defend the state's marriage ban. And equality gets a thumbs up from Methodists, and ...

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