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Indiana Minister Boots Gay; 80% of Congregation Also Goes Away

RELIGION | By Winnie McCroy | Jan 15
After serving for six years as choral director of the United Methodist Church in Alexandria, Indiana, a gay man was driven from the fold by a new minister who said LGBTs could not hold leadership positions.

Evangelicals Becoming More Accepting of LGBTs, Study Finds

RELIGION | By Megan Barnes | Aug 26
Evangelical Christians are becoming more tolerant of gays and lesbians and supportive of civil unions, according to a new study by Baylor University.

Churches Changing Bylaws After Gay Marriage Ruling

RELIGION | By Travis Loller | Aug 25
Worried they could be sued by gay couples, some churches are changing their bylaws to reflect their view that the Bible allows only marriage between one man and one woman.

Pope Confirms "Gay Lobby" at Work at Vatican

RELIGION | By Nicole Winfield | Jun 11
Pope Francis lamented that a "gay lobby" was at work at the Vatican in private remarks to the leadership of a key Latin American church group - a stunning acknowledgment that may confirm earlier reports about corruption and dysfunction in the Holy See.

Church of England OKs Gay Bishops (If Celibate!)

RELIGION | By Jason St. Amand | Jan 9
The Church of England announced new rules that allows gay clergy who are in civil partnerships to become bishops - as long as they remain celibate.

Minister on Trial for Performing Gay Weddings

A retired Presbyterian minister is facing a church trial for performing weddings of gay couples during the brief period when same-sex marriage was legal in California.

Caught on Film: Catholic Priests, in Gay Clubs, Having Casual Sex

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Jul 23
Italy, a devoutly Catholic country, has been shocked at reports of Catholic priests being filmed having sex in gay clubs by a magazine reporter.

Conn. Priest Accused of Paying for Male Prostitutes with Church Money

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Jul 7
A Roman Catholic priest in Waterbury, Connecticut has been accused of stealing more than $1 million from his parish and spending the money on lavish meals, clothing--and encounters with male prostitutes.

Gay Man A Candidate for Anglican Bishop; Conservatives Warn of a New Split

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Jul 5
The nomination of gay U.K. Anglican cleric to become a bishop threatens to sunder the Anglican church anew.

Anglican Head Opposes Lesbian’s Elevation to Bishop

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Dec 7
The election of an open lesbian to the post of assistant bishop in Los Angeles marks the second time the United States’ arm of the Anglican church has named a GLBT candidate to such a post, but some fear the occasion--celebrated by gay people of faith--could precipitate a final fracture in the Anglican church.

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