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Charlotte Teacher Sues After Being Fired for Same-Sex Marriage

By Maria Dominguez | Feb 4
Lonnie Billard filed suit against the Charlotte Catholic High School who fired him once his marriage plans were made public on a Facebook post.

'Great Wall of Love' Blockade of Westboro Baptist Church Planned in Philly

Jul 25
The hate group Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) has announced a protest against the Mazzoni Center's Transgender Health Clinic at 809 Locust St., to be held on July 26, 2016.

Vatican Family Synod Takes New Twist With Disputed Letter

By Nicole Winfield | Oct 13
Pope Francis' divisive meeting on family issues took another controversial twist Monday with revelations that several conservative cardinals wrote to the pontiff expressing serious concerns.

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

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'

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)

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

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

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

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'

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.

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