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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 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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...

Catholic Priest Applauded For Marriage Equality Stance

Posted 04.18.2012 | Politics

A Catholic priest in Washington got a standing ovation Sunday when he announced to his congregation that the parish would not be joining an effort to ...

Two Movements Approach the Tipping Point

Barbara Coombs Lee | Posted 05.20.2012 | Politics
Barbara Coombs Lee

There are similarities between the movement for death with dignity and LGBT dignity. Like other movements for human liberty, seminal events mark a trajectory toward inevitable success.

Pittsburgh Bishop David Zubik Plays the Victim on Contraception While Attacking LGBT People

John Becker | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
John Becker

The punishment Zubik's diocese dealt to me because of my marriage, and the way he continues to decry loving, committed same-sex couples just like my husband and me, is what initiated my journey out of the Catholic Church.

The Pope's Latest Anti-Gay Rant Is Bigoted and Bizarre

Wayne Besen | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Wayne Besen

As for the claim that the future of humanity is in jeopardy, it seems to be a figment of the pope's vivid imagination. Life in New England has not changed one iota since marriage equality was established.

The Desperate Catholic Clerical War On Gays

Erica Keppler | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Erica Keppler

The Catholic Church doesn't commit all resources to ending legal divorce, enacting Sunday closing laws, or getting Ash Wednesday made a national holiday. No, gay issues are different, and I've come to only one reasonable explanation.

The Catholic Church Is Overstepping Its Bounds Against Marriage Equality in Minnesota

Alvin McEwen | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Alvin McEwen

I think people should vote as their faith dictates. However, I have a serious problem with a church official using his office or name to marshal large groups of people to vote in a particular way.

Catholics Return Check From Lawmaker Over Gay Marriage Vote

Posted 09.10.2011 | Religion

By Jack Jenkins Religion News Service (RNS) A New York lawmaker has found himself at odds with the Roman Catholic Church after a parish school ref...

Marriage Equality and the Catholic Bishops

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 08.25.2011 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

The most vehement opponent of marriage equality in New York was the Catholic Church. That the leaders of the Church take this position is certainly their right, but it is a sorry testament to their understanding of their Church's own history in this nation.

Catholics Face Vocal 'Mutiny' Over Teachings On Gay Marriage

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Daniel Burke Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) For 13 years, the Rev. Joseph Palacios lived, prayed, and studied with the Jesuits. But he lef...