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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.

Just Make The Damn Cake: How Confection Turned Into A Cause

NATIONAL | By NIcholas Riccardi | Apr 5
The encounter at Jack Phillips’ Masterpiece Cakeshop lasted less than a minute. Phillips stepped out to meet customers Charlie Craig and Dave Mullins. They told him they wanted a cake to celebrate heir own marriage. Phillips replied he couldn’t.

Who’s in Hell Now? Restauranteur Ordered to Pay Lesbian Chef $1.6 Million

LOCAL | By EDGE | Apr 1
The owner of a small chain of Mexican restaurants learned an expensive lesson in tolerance when he was ordered by a New York appeals court to pay a lesbian chef $1.6 million for repeatedly saying at staff meetings that gay people were going to hell.

Tennessee’s Bully Psalm: ’The Lord Is My Lawyer, I Shall Not Want’

RELIGION | By EDGE | Mar 27
God could end up being the lawyer for Tennessee students interested in bullying LGBT peers while shirking their responsibility to learn real science.

Missouri Legislation Would Refuse Service Based on Religious Beliefs

POLITICS | By Winnie McCroy | Feb 26
Missouri legislators on Monday introduced legislation that would permit business owners to refuse service to LGBTs based on their religious beliefs.

Religious Groups Join, Fight Gay Marriage in Court

NATIONAL | By Brady McCombs | Feb 11
A coalition of religious organizations has come together to urge a federal appeals court to uphold same-sex marriage bans in Utah and Oklahoma, saying unions between a man and woman are best for children, families and society.

US Anti-Gay Pastor Scott Lively: ’I Influenced the Russian Law’

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 18
In a new interview with NBC News, the anti-gay pastor Scott Lively spewed his typical homophobic rhetoric but also said he is responsible for Russia passing its controversial "homosexual propaganda" law.

Religious Leaders: Gay Rights Plan is a Threat to Immigration Bill

RELIGION | By Erica Werner | May 8
Religious leaders said Wednesday that adding a gay rights proposal to immigration legislation could risk their support for the bill, setting up a potential Senate showdown.

U.S. Catholic Prelates Speak Out on Anti Gay-Marriage

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Oct 2
In the past few weeks, Catholic bishops have been in the media spotlight for their views and actions on marriage equality. One archbishop has even urged politicians supporting gay marriage be banned from taking Holy Communion.

MHR Clarifies No-Drag Policy

LOCAL | By Chuck Colbert | Aug 17
Whether downplaying, clarifying, or backpedaling, parishioners and staff at Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church are feeling the heat from the Bay Area Reporter’s story last week that revealed a drag-queen ban is in effect for the church’s social hall.

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