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The Commandments, Restored

CULTURE | By Pier Angelo | Apr 26
"Christian" was once shorthand "trying to be a good person." Could it be again? This list of holy laws, taken right from the Bible and presented with learned commentary, is a place to start...

Bishops Revise Document on Gays, Expect Approval

INTERNATIONAL | By Nicole Winfield | Oct 18
Catholic bishops predicted widespread approval Saturday of a revised document laying out the church's position on gays, sex, marriage and divorce, saying the report is a "balanced" reflection of church teaching and pastoral demands.

Christian Music Star Comes Out, Helps Gay Youth

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Oct 9
Singer Jennifer Knapp just came out, and she's using her voice to help start a discussion about LGBTs in religion, just in time for National Coming Out Day.

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.

Houston Pastors Battle Lesbian Mayor's Gay Rights Ordinance

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Aug 30
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.

Gay Perverts Will Drive Christians Out of Biz, Says Robertson

RELIGION | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 31
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

RELIGION | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 29
Pastor Yvonne Harrison of the Pentecostal Restoration Temple Ministries

Italian Catholic School Fires Lesbian Teacher to 'Protect Ethics'

RELIGION | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 22
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

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Jun 26
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

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

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