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Lutherans Step Up; Illinois Strikes Out

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 07.31.2013 | Gay Voices
Rev. Susan Russell

May 31, 2013 will be remembered as the day the Southwest Lutheran Synod made history by electing the first openly gay bishop in the Lutheran Church an...

LOOK: Church's Billboard Urging Jesus Come Out Of The Closet Causes Controversy

Posted 07.29.2013 | Gay Voices

A church billboard questioning Jesus Christ's sexuality is sparking controversy in New Zealand. As Auckland Now reports, St. Matthew in the City's...

LGBT History Month Icon Of The Day: Bishop Gene Robinson

The Huffington Post | JR Tungol | Posted 10.25.2012 | Gay Voices

V. Gene Robinson became the first non-celibate openly gay Anglican bishop in 2003. Though the Episcopal Church had previously had gay bishops, non...

Rowan Williams: 'We Were Wrong' On Past Treatment Of Gays

AP | CASSANDRA VINOGRAD | Posted 11.08.2012 | Religion

LONDON — Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has admitted he didn't do enough to prevent sharp divisions within the Anglican church over hom...

Happy 65th Birthday, Bishop Gene Robinson!

The Huffington Post | Kevin Burra | Posted 05.29.2012 | Gay Voices

Today marks the sixty-fifth birthday of Bishop Vicky Gene Robinson, who, in 2003, became the first non-celibate openly gay Anglican bishop. Robinso...

Gay Bishop To Officiate Cynthia Nixon's Wedding

Posted 01.27.2012 | Gay Voices

Cynthia Nixon's comments about her love life might have ignited a media firestorm this week, but now, more upbeat news about the "Sex and the City" st...

Church Of England Gives OK To Anglican Covenant

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Al Webb Religion News Service LONDON (RNS) The Church of England, defying opposition from its traditionalist wing, has given its support to a g...

For Top Religion Stories Of 2010, A Major Case Of Deja Vu

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Kevin Eckstrom Religion News Service (RNS) The calendar may have said 2010, but for Pope Benedict XVI and much of his global flock, it looked and ...

Rev Jeffrey John: Church Of England's First Gay Bishop?

AP | ROBERT BARR | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — The Church of England may be on the verge of promoting a gay priest to bishop, a step that would widen the split over sexuality in the ...

Mary Glasspool Approved: Episcopal Church OKs Election Of Second Gay Bishop

AP | GILLIAN FLACCUS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

LOS ANGELES — The Episcopal Church has approved the election of a lesbian assistant bishop in the Diocese of Los Angeles, making her the second ...

Episcopal Church Ordains Second Openly Gay Bishop

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Seven years after the Episcopal Church caused an uproar by consecrating its first openly gay bishop, it has done the same t...

The "Generosity" of Pope Benedict XVI

Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D.

Pope Benedict XVI has opened the door of the Roman Catholic Church to those in the Anglican Communion who are disaffected over issues of ordaining gays and women and same-sex marriage.

Episcopal Church Nominates 2 Openly Gay Priests As Bishops

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

LOS ANGELES — An openly gay priest and an openly lesbian priest are among six nominees for assistant bishop positions in the Episcopal Church's ...

Episcopal Church Moves To End Ban On Gay Bishops

AP | RACHEL ZOLL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK — Episcopalians declared gays and lesbians eligible for "any ordained ministry" Tuesday, a vote expected to upset world Anglican leader...