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Pope: 'God Is Not Afraid Of New Things'

Reuters | Posted 10.19.2014 | Religion

(Reuters) - Pope Francis has closed an assembly of Catholic bishops that revealed deep divisions on how to respond to homosexuality and divorce, sayin...

Amanda Terkel

Rick Santorum Excited By Pope Francis: 'What He's Doing Is The Right Thing'

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Although Pope Francis has been hailed for being more open to gays and lesbians within the Roman Catholic Church than his predecessors we...

Report: Pope 'Shocked' By Gay Adoption Bill

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion

Pope Francis reportedly was "shocked" by a bill that would allow gay couples to adopt children in Malta. Maltese Bishop Charles Scicluna told the T...

Jon Stewart Warns Pope About Angering Republicans

Posted 09.27.2013 | Comedy

If the Pope doesn't want the Vatican to be invaded by the U.S., he better stop interpreting God's word differently from Republicans. Watch above as...

Vatican Responds To Gay Parents: No One Has The 'Right' To Children

Reuters | Posted 03.15.2013 | Religion

VATICAN CITY, Jan 13 (Reuters) - The Vatican newspaper on Sunday stressed that children should be raised by a father and a mother after Italy's top ...

LOOK: Pope Blesses Gay Couple In Controversial New Zealand Ad

Posted 01.09.2013 | Gay Voices

A tongue-in-cheek advertisement depicting Pope Benedict XVI blessing the marriage of two gay men has sparked controversy in New Zealand. As The N...

The 10 Things I Wish The Pope Could Have Observed On My Family's Trip To Disneyland

Rob Watson | Posted 03.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Rob Watson

The pope is wrong to denigrate gay families and is on the wrong side of history. In Disney stories there are great transformations and awakenings. It is my sincere prayer that the pope gets one of these as a gift for himself this year.

My Top 5 Wishes For The Queers In 2013

Allison Hope | Posted 02.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Allison Hope

Since we survived the end of the world, we can now focus on closing out 2012 and laying out our hopes for the new year. So what's our big, gay wish list for 2013? Here are my top five.

Pope Benedict, Christmas Eve Is Too Queer A Night For Bashing Gay Marriage

Wayne Self | Posted 02.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Wayne Self

This religion is preternaturally odd. It's fundamentally queer. It's revolutionary at its very core. It began as the religion of women and slaves, the poor and the sick, the oppressed and the outlawed. Its message spread across Roman civilization with such speed that Rome feared it.

Pope's Attack On Marriage Equality Will Backfire

Wayne Besen | Posted 02.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Wayne Besen

If the pope wants to continue appearing infallible to his flock, he should abandon this intolerant cause. As more countries enact marriage equality over his tantrums and objections, the pontiff will look increasingly ineffective at best, and irrelevant at worst.

Vatican Says Same-Sex Couples Live In Some Sort Of 'Different Reality'

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 12.19.2012 | Gay Voices

The Vatican is taking issue with the fight for marriage equality in Europe and around the world, saying that same-sex couples live in a "different rea...

Italian LGBT Group Protests Pope's Gay Marriage Remarks

Posted 03.11.2013 | Gay Voices

Italy's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community as well as its allies aren't standing by quietly in the wake of the Pope’s most rece...

Respect For A Gay Elder, Pity For Benedict XVI

Wayne Self | Posted 12.05.2012 | Gay Voices
Wayne Self

Pope Benedict, a loftily placed global citizen, must know many amazing people -- heads of state, authors, musicians -- but if he took the time to know anyone like Carlos Delgado, his hurtful proclamations against LGBT people would turn to ashes in his mouth.

Pope Blesses U.S. Bishops' Persecution Of LGBT People

John Becker | Posted 05.12.2012 | Gay Voices
John Becker

The leader of the religion into which I was born has just cloaked anti-gay hatred with the mantle of faith to an unprecedented degree and explicitly endorsed malicious religion-based bigotry in a way I never imagined possible.

LISTEN: Gay Catholic Group Responds To Pope's Homophobic Comments

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 03.18.2012 | Gay Voices
Charlotte Robinson

I found the pope's remarks so appalling that I immediately contacted Marianne Duddy-Burke, Executive Director of DignityUSA, the nation's leading LGBT Catholic organization, to get her spin on this attack against our families.

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

Wayne Besen | Posted 03.14.2012 | Gay 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.

Pope Rails Against Same-Sex Marriage In Spain

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BARCELONA, Spain — Pope Benedict XVI strongly defended traditional families and the rights of the unborn Sunday, directly attacking Spanish laws...

Pope Benedict XVI: Gay Marriages 'Insidious And Dangerous'

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

FATIMA, Portugal — Pope Benedict XVI on Thursday called abortion and same-sex marriage some of the most "insidious and dangerous" threats facing...