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Mormon policy targeting gay couples and their kids draws ‘mass resignation’

Sunday, November 15, 2015
People gather for a mass resignation from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, in Salt Lake City. A day after the Mormon church stood behind its new rules targeting gay members and their children, while issuing clarifications, hundreds held a rally in Salt Lake City to protest their displeasure with the policy changes.
Several hundred people with roots in the Mormon faith gathered in Salt Lake City on Saturday to renounce the church’s new policies targeting gays and their children in an event that marked the latest illustration of the fervor the rule ...

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Gay priest fired by Vatican describes ‘special homophobia’

Sunday, November 8, 2015
Monsignor Krzysztof Charamsa, who came out as gay and was fired by the Vatican just before a meeting of bishops about outreach to gays, divorcees and more traditional Catholic families says that a “special kind of homophobia” exists among priests, because those who are homosexual are forced to hate themselves.
The Polish monsignor says that a "special kind of homophobia" exists among priests, because those who are gay are forced to hate themselves. ...

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New rules: Mormon church takes aim at married, same-sex couples; won’t baptize their kids

Saturday, November 7, 2015
Mormon Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Mormon church officials have issued a rule change that says members in same-sex marriages can be kicked out and their children must wait until they're 18 and disavow homosexual relationships to be baptized. ...

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Antigay priests’ gay webcam exploits exposed in new documentary

Friday, October 30, 2015
In the film, a gay man films his flirtatious encounters with priests from the antigay Assembly of God Church.
A new film catches a cadre of priests using gay webcam sites to flirt with men online. ...

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Catholic bishops at synod call for more welcoming church for gays

Saturday, October 24, 2015
Pope Francis talks to Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri as he leaves at the end of a morning session of the Synod of bishops at the Vatican, Friday, Oct. 23, 2015.
Bishops from around the world adopted a final document Saturday at the end of a divisive, three-week synod on providing better care for Catholic families. ...

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Pastor: Boycott every “sodomite-friendly” business in America

Thursday, October 15, 2015
James David Manning
"I want to call for a national boycott against sodomy in America," said Pastor James David Manning in his latest YouTube video. ...

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John Oliver explains why religion shouldn’t be used to discriminate

Monday, August 24, 2015
John Oliver
The host of Last Week Tonight tears into people who use their religious beliefs to refuse services to LGBTQ people. ...

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Evangelical pastor apologizes for teaching LGBTQ hatred

Thursday, August 6, 2015
"Don't worry, this is what God wants," Rev. Manuel Gallo Espinoza allegedly told a 15-year-old boy before raping him.
"I almost feel like I owe a debt to the LGBT community," he writes. ...

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Progressives ‘Twitter challenge’ Christian Right over what #ReligiousFreedomIs

Sunday, July 5, 2015
Some organizational supporters of marriage equality took to social media in the wake of the historic Supreme Court decision in Obergefell vs. Hodges.  The occasion was a “Tweet Storm,” held for an hour on Monday, June 29, to celebrate the ...

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Episcopalians vote to allow same-sex wedding ceremonies in churches

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
The Cathedral Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul in Washington D.C., known by the more familiar name of Washington National Cathedral, is a cathedral of the Episcopal Church.
Episcopalians overwhelmingly voted Wednesday to allow religious weddings for same-sex couples, solidifying the church's embrace of gay rights that began more than a decade ago with the pioneering election of the first openly gay bishop. ...

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