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Planting Seeds of Change as LGBT Christians - from El Salvador to North America

Richard M. Weinberg | Posted 07.24.2014 | Religion
Richard M. Weinberg

That any church these days would take the step toward full inclusion of the LGBT community is courageous. That the Salvadoran Episcopal Church's Sexual Diversity Ministry even exists is a miracle to behold.

What Gene Robinson's Divorce Teaches Us About Marriage

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 07.06.2014 | Religion
Rev. Susan Russell

There is always sadness in the news that a marriage has ended in divorce. Whatever the circumstances, a divorce marks the death of the dream of happily-ever-after and the end of a relationship that was entered into with hope, joy and the intention that it be until-death-do-us-part.

Gene Robinson, Jay Bakker, Ray Boltz and Other Progressive Christian Leaders Make 'Not All Like That' Christian Videos

John Shore | Posted 12.29.2013 | Religion
John Shore

Leaders of progressive Christianity have taken advantage of the platform to let the world know that not all Christians subscribe to the stridently anti-gay Christianity espoused by organizations as the American Family Association and the National Organization for Marriage.

The 10 Most Scandalous Gay Love Affairs

Allison Hope | Posted 04.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Allison Hope

Same-sex love affairs certainly spike the scandal meter with the added layer of gay drama. Whether carried out by politicians, Hollywood stars or religious leaders, secret gay love affairs have shaken the dust right off history books for centuries.

First Openly Gay Bishop Reflects On Historic Tenure

AP | LYNNE TUOHY | Posted 12.30.2012 | Religion

CONCORD, N.H. -- New Hampshire Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson says he chafed for several years at being branded the first openly gay bishop of the Ang...

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...

Gay Bishop Gene Robinson Sets Sights On D.C. As Retirement Looms

Religion News Service | Jeffrey Macdonald | Posted 11.27.2012 | Religion

(RNS) When V. Gene Robinson became the first openly gay bishop in the Episcopal Church in 2003, his controversial election triggered shock waves and f...

And Here's To You, Bishop Robinson

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 01.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Rev. Susan Russell

The legacy Bishop Robinson leaves as he concludes his ministry is greater than being the first openly gay bishop in the history of Christendom. It is a legacy of using the platform of privilege to make a difference for anyone who has been told that they are outside the light of God's love.

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...

Mitt Romney, From A Gay Man's Perspective

Scott Terry | Posted 12.09.2012 | Gay Voices
Scott Terry

The primary stumbling block between us is the fact that I am gay and Mitt is a Mormon. I know where his heart lies. I couldn't possibly vote for someone who might govern for his religion first and will never support my right to enjoy the freedoms that everyone in our country wishes for.

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

Bishop Robinson Wants to Change Hearts and Minds

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 12.03.2012 | Religion

After a tumultuous decade that featured death threats and bullet-proof vests as well as a wedding to his partner of 25 years, Bishop Gene Robinson will be stepping down from his seat on December 31 of this year. But his work continues.

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...

WATCH: Zach Wahls Joins National Gay Parenting Initiative

Posted 04.06.2012 | Gay Voices

The Iowa student whose impassioned pro-gay marriage speech to Iowa legislators became the most-watched political clip of 2011 on YouTube after going v...

Activist Group Calls For MSNBC To Stop Inviting Controversial Guest On Air

Posted 02.16.2012 | Media

Faith-based activist group Faithful America and Episcopal Bishop of New Hampshire Rt. Rev. V. Gene Robinson, delivered a petition filled with 20,000 s...

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...

New Hampshire's Gay Bishop On Rick Perry's 'Strong' Ad

The Washington Post | Bishop Gene Robinson | Posted 12.13.2011 | Gay Voices

Rick Perry would be pathetic, if he weren't so infuriating. In an effort to revive a sinking political campaign, Gov. Perry has reached a new low in p...

David Lohr

Drone Pilot Worried Rezwan Ferdaus' Arrest Could Hamper Missing Person Searches

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 12.07.2011 | Crime

Federal authorities claim to have thwarted a homegrown terrorist attack last week with the arrest of Rezwan Ferdaus. But did they? His alleged met...

Say What? Lesbian Priests Marrying Each Other!

Irene Monroe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Irene Monroe

All couples like to bring the New Year in on a loving note. And what better way for two lesbian priests of the Episcopal Church to demonstrate thei...

Eugene First gay Episcopal bishop to retire in 2013

AP | RACHEL ZOLL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

The first openly gay Episcopal bishop said Saturday that he will retire in 2013, due in part to the "constant strain" on him and his family from the w...

How Religion Is Killing Our Most Vulnerable Youth

Bishop Gene Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Bishop Gene Robinson

It's time for "tolerant" religious people to acknowledge the straight line between the official anti-gay theologies of their denominations and the deaths of young people around the country.

Yes, We Do Need Separation of Church and State: Repealing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Maintains These Boundaries

Bishop Gene Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Bishop Gene Robinson

The Church has a right to its religiously held beliefs. But it does not have a right to argue for less-than-equal rights for any American citizen.

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...

Would Obama Speak For a KKK Prayer Breakfast?

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

Would President Obama speak at a prayer breakfast organized by the KKK? Would Jim Wallis and other "progressive" Christians attend? Then what will th...

Top Ten Most Inspiring Stories Of The 2000s

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

This past decade has had its share of mishaps, to be sure, but here at Impact, we think the following inspirational moments are enough to make even th...