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Jon Ward

Obama Pastor Did Say That About Religious Right

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Easter Sunday, President Barack Obama went to services at St. John's Episcopal Church, where the Rev. Luis Leon preached a 15-minute ...

Jaweed Kaleem

Obama Pastor Stands By Criticism Of Religious Right

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 04.02.2013 | Religion

Under attack by some conservatives for speaking out against the "captains of the religious right" in his Easter sermon, the Rev. Luis León, pastor of...

The Most Gay-Friendly Inauguration Of Them All

Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 03.24.2013 | Religion
Jaweed Kaleem

After gay rights organizations criticized Obama for having invited a pastor to pray at his inauguration who thought gay people were sinners who could change through Jesus, it turns out the ceremony was the most pro-gay in history. While Obama spoke of religion to justify his gay rights stance, Louie Giglio tweeted his views.

Gay Pastor To Participate In Presidential Inauguration

Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 01.22.2013 | Religion

The Presidential Inaugural Committee has included a gay pastor and a number of LGBT supportive faith leaders in the inauguration festivities this week...

Obama Asks America to Learn the Radical Lessons of Seneca Falls, Selma and Stonewall

Peter Dreier | Posted 03.23.2013 | Politics
Peter Dreier

In evoking the battles at Seneca Falls, Selma and Stonewall -- and in selecting Evers, Blanco, and Rev. Leon to participate in the ceremony -- Obama was reminding Americans that the progress toward a better society is made primarily by people working together through social movements.

Cuban Priest Luis León Becomes 'Pastor Of The Presidents'

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.18.2013 | Latino Voices

At the age of 12 -- with only $3, the clothes on his back, and no parents -- Luis León arrived to the United States from Guantanamo, Cuba. But today,...

Reconciliation At The Inauguration

Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 03.19.2013 | Religion
Jaweed Kaleem

Now that the Rev. Luis León' has been chosen to deliver the benediction at President Barack Obama's inauguration ceremony, what will he say?

A Message To Conservative Christians: Evolve On LGBT Equality

Joseph Ward III | Posted 03.18.2013 | Religion
Joseph Ward III

As public opinion shifts, churches that do not fully affirm LGBT people will leave many in their flock behind. Scripture void of compassion is merely words, and our ability to have compassion for every human being is critical to our faith and in an increasingly diverse world.

How Do Religious People Feel About Abortion?

Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 03.18.2013 | Religion
Jaweed Kaleem

Pew releases a new survey on abortion with a breakdown of views among the religious. No fallout yet over the pro-gay Episcopalian chosen to pray at Obama's inauguration but will there be? This and more in the latest religion headlines.

Jaweed Kaleem

Pro-LGBT Pastor To Deliver Inauguration Benediction After First Pick's Anti-Gay Sermon

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 01.16.2013 | Religion

The Presidential Inaugural Committee has selected the Rev. Luis Leon, an Episcopal priest in Washington, to deliver the benediction at President Barac...