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Anti-Gay Pastor Scott Lively Won't Be Called 'Anti-Gay'

NATIONAL | By Bobby McGuire | Feb 17
What do you call someone who writes a book claiming that the Nazi party was founded in a gay bar then brags about influencing foreign governments to adopt laws criminalizing homosexuality?

NC Congregation Indicted for Allegedly Kidnapping, Beating Man to Rid Him of 'Gay Demons'

CRIME | By Jason St. Amand | Dec 12
Members of a church in North Carolina allegedly kidnapped and beat a fellow churchgoer last year because he's gay, hoping the attack would "rid him of homosexual demons."

Hallelujah! He's Gay No More! (He Was Also Reportedly Arrested for Fraud, But Whatever)

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Nov 16
A video of a man claiming to have been "delivered" from same-sex desires has lit up the Internet, displeasing the church and triggering waves of laughter from those who made the clip a viral hit.

Bishops Scrap Welcome to Gays in Sign of Split

INTERNATIONAL | By Nicole Winfield and Daniela Petroff | Oct 19
Catholic bishops scrapped their landmark welcome to gays Saturday, showing deep divisions at the end of a two-week meeting sought by Pope Francis to chart a more merciful approach to ministering to Catholic families.

Welcoming San Antonio Church Closing Doors

RELIGION | Sep 3
When a group of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Catholics was banned from a nearby parish, Beacon Hill Presbyterian Church opened its doors. now the church is set to shutter.

Gay Inclusiveness Costs Church of Scotland Clergy

RELIGION | By Kilian Melloy | Sep 3
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.

Ira Sachs on 'Love is Strange'

MOVIES | By David Lamble | Aug 30
An interview with "Love is Strange" director Ira Sachs explores his philosophy and methods as American queer film's most adroit chronicler of relationships.

Preacher: Putin Will Out Obama as Gay Within 100 Days

RELIGION | By Winnie McCroy | Aug 11
As part of his continuing reign of ludicrous terror, Reverend Dr. James David Manning of New York City's anti-gay Anointed Holy Missionary Church (ATLAH) has "prognosticated" that Vladimir Putin will out Obama as gay.

Gay Man Fired From Texas Christian Children's Home for 'Lifestyle Choices'

RELIGION | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 29
Casey Stegall, a caretaker for foster kids in Texas, was fired from his job after he introduced some teenage clients to his male fiancé during an outing at a water park on July 4.

'Kidnapped for Christ' -- The Interview

MOVIES | By Gary M. Kramer | Jul 26
Kate Logan's investigative documentary was originally meant to be an evenhanded examination of Escuela Caribe, but when she captured institutional abuses on camera, she was compelled to take action. Executive Producer Mike C. Manning chats about the doc.

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