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Bill Donohue Seeks Examples Of Gay People Being Discriminated Against

Posted 02.27.2014 | Religion

Catholic League President Bill Donohue exclaimed "we're being besieged," during an appearance on CNN with Chris Cuomo. The debate took place in the ...

Has The Catholic Church Been 'Outmarketed' On Gay Marriage?

AP | Posted 11.30.2013 | Religion

NEW YORK (AP) — New York's Cardinal Timothy Dolan says the Roman Catholic Church has been "outmarketed" on the issue of gay marriage and has been "c...

POLL: American Catholics Agree Church Too Obsessed With Contraception, Gays

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 10.04.2013 | Religion

(RNS) Pope Francis rocked the Catholic world last month when he gave a wide-ranging interview in which he declared that the church had become “obses...

Awaiting the Fruits of the Pope's Southern Charm

Leonard Wrigley | Posted 10.01.2013 | Gay Voices
Leonard Wrigley

I cannot consider the pope's words a step forward for the LGBT community as long as loving the person whom God intended for each of us to love is still seen by the Catholic Church as "sinful."

Catholic Church Unfriendly to LGBT People? No, Living a Split Reality

Marianne T. Duddy-Burke | Posted 08.17.2013 | Gay Voices
Marianne T. Duddy-Burke

While Catholics in general are supportive of LGBT people, the church is still perceived as unwelcoming. This seems to indicate that the church is so identified with the positions assumed by its leadership that the reality among "rank-and-file" Catholics is rendered meaningless.

Catholic Church's Influence On Gay Marriage Waning

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 08.01.2013 | Religion

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Frank Ferri made peace with God years ago. Last month, Ferri defeated the Roman Catholic Church. The openly gay state repres...

Can an Athiest Lesbian Still Do Good?

Marissa Higgins | Posted 07.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Marissa Higgins

Pope Francis reassures me, an atheist, that the "good" that I do will lead me to meet someone along the way -- but what about the fact that I'm a lesbian? Is doing "good" enough for only one divergence from the faith?

French Cardinal Warns Gay Marriage Law Risks Violence

Reuters | Posted 06.16.2013 | Religion

By Tom Heneghan, Religion Editor PARIS, April 16 (Reuters) - France's top Catholic bishop warned the government on Tuesday that legali...

Catholic Leaders: Gay Marriage Supporters Should Skip Communion

Posted 04.09.2013 | Detroit

Catholic Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron of Detroit said on Sunday that Catholics who support gay marriage yet take the sacrament of Communion are contra...

Battleground Of Faith: The Fight For Love At George Washington University

Blake Bergen | Posted 06.05.2013 | Religion
Blake Bergen

We are by no means asking the Church to change its views on same-sex marriage, nor are we seeking validation or celebration of our sexuality by the Church. What we ask is to be treated with dignity and respect at our university.

Cardinal Dolan Gives Us The Ol' Razzle-Dazzle

John Carroll | Posted 06.03.2013 | Gay Voices
John Carroll

Though the cardinal would like the LGBT community to accept his religious rhetoric, all razzle-dazzled up with words like "love" and "acceptance," it is basically just the same old hate-filled speech we've heard before, just said with a big smile and jazz hands.

Cardinal Dolan: Church Could Be More Welcoming To Gays

AP | Posted 04.01.2013 | Religion

NEW YORK -- The archbishop of New York says the Roman Catholic Church has to make sure that its defense of marriage is not reduced to an attack on gay...

'Lesser Of 2 Evils': Pope Francis Supported Civil Unions In 2010

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 03.20.2013 | Religion

Pope Francis supported civil unions for gay couples as recently as 2010. This news might surprise lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) adv...

Pope Francis' Anti-Gay History

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 03.13.2013 | Gay Voices

Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, a 76-year-old Argentinean, was chosen as the first Latin American pope on Wednesday. He will lead the world's 1.2 bill...

Why Catholics Should Support Marriage Equality

Cristina Traina | Posted 04.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Cristina Traina

Gay and lesbian couples who seek the full rights (and responsibilities) of marriage are far from the enemies of the "common good of society." In an era of cohabitation and serial monogamy, they and their allies may be marriage's biggest champions.

Catholic Church: Gays Can Be Good Parents, But Same-Sex Marriage Is Still Unjust

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 01.31.2013 | Religion

As the U.K. government prepares for its first-ever vote on marriage equality, the Catholic Church in England and Wales conceded in a recent statement ...

Wednesday's Religion Reads

Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 04.01.2013 | Religion
Jaweed Kaleem

English and French Catholic bishops weigh in on same-sex marriage, a report on modesty squads in Orthodox Brooklyn, God and the Super Bowl, Mike Huckabee and more in today's religion reads.

Acting in Love to Support All Love

Christine Organ | Posted 01.21.2013 | Gay Voices
Christine Organ

Today we celebrate a man. A humble man, but an inspired man. A beaten man, but a brave man. A pragmatic man, but hopeful man. As we celebrate, however, I worry that, were he still alive today, he would be saddened by our nation's tolerance of exclusion and injustice.

Evangelical Minister Calls On Christians To Support The LGBT Community

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 01.17.2013 | Religion

A British Evangelical minister is calling on Christians to support the gay community, as well as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights,...

Cardinal Mobilizes Catholic Church Last-Ditch Effort To Stop Gay Marriage In Illinois

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Chicago Cardinal Francis George has launched a last-ditch campaign to convince the lame-duck Illinois legislature not to legalize same-sex marri...

The Catholic Church Spent How MUCH On Fight Against Marriage Equality?!

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 11.15.2012 | Gay Voices

While the results of this election represented a monumental victory in the fight for marriage equality, it turned out to be quite a costly one for the...

6 Days Till Minnesota Votes On My Family (VIDEO)

Rev. Meg Riley | Posted 12.31.2012 | Gay Voices
Rev. Meg Riley

Many Catholics are angry at being told how to vote and at being told to keep quiet if they disagree with the hierarchy. They say it is un-American. Some are quitting churches in disgust. There are yard signs all over that say "Another Catholic Voting No."

The Catholic Case For Marriage Equality

Conor Gaughan | Posted 12.31.2012 | Gay Voices
Conor Gaughan

Dear Catholics: If marriage is on the ballot in your state, chances are you've received a "personal appeal" from your bishop. Marriage equality, the letter says, doesn't reflect the church's concept of family. My letter to you makes a different personal appeal.

Yes, Marriage Discrimination Is Fishy

James Peron | Posted 08.14.2012 | Gay Voices
James Peron

If the Catholic view on abstaining from meat on Fridays imposed a personal obligation on them but didn't required anything from non-Catholics, then why does the Catholic view of marriage have to be enshrined in law?

WATCH: Gay Priest Blasts Catholic Church's Gay Marriage Views In Impassioned Speech

Posted 06.12.2012 | Gay Voices

A gay Catholic priest delivered this impassioned speech in support of marriage equality in a Minneapolis suburb last week, but its message is no doubt...