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St. Paul school district to begin working on ‘gender inclusion’ policy

Wednesday, January 14, 2015
A North Carolina school  has suspended all clubs after parents express concerns over a new club for LGBT students and allies.
Some of the main provisions call for students to be identified by their preferred names and gender pronouns, and participate in programs and activities that align with their gender identity. ...

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A Minnesota pastor’s pulpit: Not just your ordinary food truck

Sunday, August 24, 2014
Pastor Margaret Kelly runs a food truck ministry she calls "Shobi's Table" where she serving free calzones she makes from scratch and reads some Bible verses to those assembled on the sidewalk on Payne Avenue in St. Paul, on Thursday, August 14, 2014.
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- There are a couple of clues that the mobile kitchen parked every Thursday at lunchtime on Payne Avenue on St. Paul's East Side this summer isn't just another food truck. First of all, the food -- ...

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Anti-gay Archbishop under investigation for sexual misconduct with other men

Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Archbishop John Nienstedt
John Nienstedt, the Catholic archbishop who championed the failed effort to ban same-sex marriage in Minnesota, is facing a church investigation over allegations of inappropriate sexual relationships with other men, including priests and seminary students. “I believe that the investigators ...

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Anti-gay Catholic bishop steps aside under allegations of sexual abuse

Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Archbishop John Nienstedt
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Twin Cities Catholic Archbishop John Nienstedt, who in 2010 advised a parishioner to reject her gay son or suffer eternal damnation, has stepped down from public ministry due to allegations that he inappropriately touched a young ...

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President of prominent Minn. Catholic high school comes out as gay, resigns

Tuesday, July 2, 2013
William Hudson
ST. PAUL, Minn. — The president of a prominent Minnesota Catholic high school has resigned after he informed other school officials that he is in a same-sex relationship. ...

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St. Paul, Minn., to throw party to celebrate passage of gay marriage law

Monday, May 13, 2013
Rainbow pride flags adorned the Wabasha Street Bridge in St. Paul on Monday.
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The city of St. Paul is ready to throw a party to celebrate the legalization of same-sex marriage in Minnesota. ...

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St. Paul mayor proclaims ‘Freedom to Marry Week,’ renames downtown bridge

Monday, May 13, 2013
Wabasha Street Bridge Star-Tribune
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Anticipating a vote in the Minnesota state Senate today that would legalize same-sex marriage, St. Paul mayor Chris Coleman on Monday morning proclaimed “Freedom to Marry Week” in St. Paul and temporarily renamed a downtown bridge ...

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MSP Archbishop John Nienstedt crusades against gay marriage

Monday, June 25, 2012
Minnesota's "City Pages" takes a closer look at Minneapolis-St. Paul Archbishop John Nienstedt and his crusade against gay marriage -- but increasingly, his flock of Minnesota Catholics isn't following. ...

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Judge bans Wisconsin man from distributing Bibles inside Twin Cities pride festival

Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Brian Johnson
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- A federal judge ruled this week that an anti-gay activist could not distribute Bibles at Twin Cities Pride this month. ...

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Minnesota pastor could lose church over support for marriage equality

Monday, May 28, 2012
Rev. Oliver White
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- A Minnesota pastor is at risk of losing his church after most of his congregation abandoned him because he voiced his support for same-sex marriage. ...

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