Topics :: religion

Gay Inclusiveness Costs Church of Scotland Clergy

By Kilian Melloy | Wednesday Sep 3, 2014
What do you call a church whose clerics leave because they can't deal with the idea that gay men might wear the same sacred cloth? Some might say: Better off. Until, that is, so many leave that the church's members are underserved.

Houston Pastors Battle Lesbian Mayor's Gay Rights Ordinance

By Winnie McCroy | Saturday Aug 30, 2014
A group of pastors and congregants seeking a repeal for Houston's Equal Rights Ordinance have taken their case to the highest court in Texas.

Heaven Is for Real

By Michael Cox | Sunday Aug 24, 2014
After a near-death experience, a small boy recounts his experiences on the edge of heaven and talking with Jesus, and a loving father must stand up and support his son's statements.

Gay Perverts Will Drive Christians Out of Biz, Says Robertson

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Jul 31, 2014
Pat Robertson started the week off with a bang when he said on 7/29 that the gay community would drive Christians out of business and make America a "perverse" place ripe for destruction.

Growing the Flock: Lesbian Pastor Yvonne Harrison Starts a Family

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Jul 29, 2014
Pastor Yvonne Harrison of the Pentecostal Restoration Temple Ministries

Italian Catholic School Fires Lesbian Teacher to 'Protect Ethics'

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Jul 22, 2014
After the headmistress of a Catholic school in Italy allegedly fired a teacher for being lesbian, the school now faces the threat of losing funding for the action.

Gay Teen Suicide More Likely After Religious Counseling

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Jun 26, 2014
A new study shows that gay youth who are counseled by a religious leader were more likely to attempt suicide than those who sought no treatment at all.

Wyoming Religious Leaders Support Gay Marriage

Thursday Jun 5, 2014
Thirty-one religious leaders in Wyoming have signed a statement calling for the state to allow gay marriage.

Philly Fight’s 20th Anniversary of AIDS Education Month

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Jun 4, 2014
As Pride month hits Philadelphia, the AIDS Service organization Philadelphia FIGHT celebrates their 20th anniversary of their AIDS Education Month with a roster of free events through June 29.

Church and State :: A History of Religious Intrusion into Government

By William E. Kelly | Sunday May 25, 2014
Were the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution devised as religious decrees to maintain the status quo, or to allow for the inevitable evolution of our democracy without regard to any specific religion?