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Gay and Once Divorced, a Canadian Rabbi Broadens Judaism’s Tent

Gay and Once Divorced, a Canadian Rabbi Broadens Judaism’s Tent | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Rabbi Lisa Grushcow, a Rhodes scholar who leads a Montreal synagogue, has won over many skeptics. Even a local Orthodox rabbi said, “Rabbi Grushcow is my rabbi.”

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LDS Church Reverses Policies On LGBT Apostasy And Child Baptism

LDS Church Reverses Policies On LGBT Apostasy And Child Baptism | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced on Thursday that it was reversing its controversial 2015 policy that classified people in same-sex marriages as "apostates." The church, widely known as the Mormon church, had also barred the children of such marriages from blessing or baptism until age 18.

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‘It Is Not a Closet. It Is a Cage.’ Gay Catholic Priests Speak Out

‘It Is Not a Closet. It Is a Cage.’ Gay Catholic Priests Speak Out | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Gregory Greiten was 17 years old when the priests organized the game. It was 1982 and he was on a retreat with his classmates from St. Lawrence, a Roman Catholic seminary for teenage boys training to become priests. 

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Young Catholics urge Vatican to issue inclusive LGBT message

Young Catholics urge Vatican to issue inclusive LGBT message | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Catholic bishops are entering their final week of debate over hot-button issues facing young Catholics, including how the church should welcome gays and respond to the clerical sex abuse scandal that has discredited many in the church hierarchy.

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Topeka pastor preparing for European LGBT conference

Topeka pastor preparing for European LGBT conference | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
A Topeka pastor with a long history of working with ecumenical Christian organizations in Europe that focus on people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender will travel in May to Italy, where he will attend the annual conference of a group he helped start 36 years ago.The Rev. Paul Whiting said he will attend the European Forum of LGBT Christian Groups as a representative of the Metropolitan Community Churches denomination and its affiliate, the Global Justice Institute.Whiting, 62, is
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The Episcopal Church changed course for our LGBT members

The Episcopal Church changed course for our LGBT members | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

We had always given support to LGBT issues, but we really did not fully understand the last letter in that acronym. It is only through friendship and experiences with “the other” that we come to an understanding of our common humanity.

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LGBT-affirming Christians are more emboldened than ever

LGBT-affirming Christians are more emboldened than ever | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Have progressives gained the upper hand in religious debate

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Jesuit Priest Stands Up for Gay Catholics, Then Faces Backlash

Jesuit Priest Stands Up for Gay Catholics, Then Faces Backlash | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The Rev. James Martin’s latest book calls for a dialogue with LGBT Catholics. His critics called him everything from “heretic” to “pansified.”

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Mormon university instructor fired after Facebook post supporting LGBT rights, she says

Mormon university instructor fired after Facebook post supporting LGBT rights, she says | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Brigham Young University-Idaho confirmed she won't be returning but declined to give a reason.

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Norwegian Muslim Plans to Open Feminist and LGBT-Friendly Mosque

Norwegian Muslim Plans to Open Feminist and LGBT-Friendly Mosque | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The mosque will be called Masjid al-Nisa’ (The Women’s Mosque) and will allow female imams.

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Catholics Should Accept and Love All LGBTQ People

Catholics Should Accept and Love All LGBTQ People | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
There is no group more marginalized in the Catholic church today than the LGBTQ community.  Even in death they remained invisible. 
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Meeting on the Bridge: Fr. James Martin’s Ministry to LGBT Catholics Becomes a Book

Meeting on the Bridge: Fr. James Martin’s Ministry to LGBT Catholics Becomes a Book | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
A few years ago, the idea of a “celebrity Jesuit” would have puzzled most Americans. That was not only before the election of the first Jesuit pope, but also before Fr. James Martin began appearing on The Colbert Report, and before his books on saints, spirituality and prayer ascended the best-selle
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Catholics and LGBT community building a bridge to understanding

Catholics and LGBT community building a bridge to understanding | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Brother Christopher Derby, executive director of the Jesuit Center for Spiritual Growth, will present his program on April 27.

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3 big US churches in turmoil over sex abuse, LGBT policy

3 big US churches in turmoil over sex abuse, LGBT policy | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

It has been a wrenching season for three of America's largest religious denominations, as sex-abuse scandals and a schism over LGBT inclusion fuel anguish and anger within the Roman Catholic, Southern Baptist and United Methodist churches. There's rising concern that the crises will boost the ranks of young people disillusioned by organized religion.

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Bombshell Book Alleges a Vatican Gay Subculture, Hypocrisy

Bombshell Book Alleges a Vatican Gay Subculture, Hypocrisy | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

A gay French writer has lifted the lid on what he calls one of the world's largest gay communities, the Vatican, estimating that most of its prelates are homosexually inclined and attributing much of the current crisis in the Catholic Church to an internecine war among them.

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‘God Made You This Way,’ Pope Is Said to Have Told Gay Man

‘God Made You This Way,’ Pope Is Said to Have Told Gay Man | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

A Chilean survivor of sexual abuse said that during his private meeting with Pope Francis, the pontiff embraced him for who he was.

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Christian Colleges Are Tangled In Their Own LGBT Policies

Christian Colleges Are Tangled In Their Own LGBT Policies | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

Conservative Christian colleges worry their official positions on LGBT issues could run afoul of sex discrimination law and harm relations with their own students.

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Searching for God After An HIV-Positive Diagnosis

Searching for God After An HIV-Positive Diagnosis | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

My homosexuality is used by politicians and religious leaders to stir up homophobia and xenophobia, to tell us there is only one right way to be.

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Priest is building a bridge between church and LGBT community

Priest is building a bridge between church and LGBT community | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

In a church known for shipping provocative priests to a figurative gulag, James Martin has willingly stuck his neck out.

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New group aims for LGBTQ full inclusion in the Methodist Church

New group aims for LGBTQ full inclusion in the Methodist Church | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
Retired United Methodist clergy are organizing a meeting that comes as other groups are also weighing in on the homosexuality debate.
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Why I Give Zero F*cks What Anti-Gay Christians Think

Why I Give Zero F*cks What Anti-Gay Christians Think | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
For years, I cared what anti-gay Christians thought about me. Deeply. I spent countless hours arguing the finer points of scriptural history and interpretation with them – especially the "clobber passages" – those six or seven passages that they claim unequivocally condemn homosexuality. I cared so
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LGBT BibleApp created by lesbian woman

LGBT BibleApp created by lesbian woman | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

A lesbian woman who is frustrated by the lack of homosexual-friendly material available in Christian bookstores has created what she describes as “the first LGBT Bible app,” featuring resources that celebrate homosexuality and do not condemn same-sex sexual behavior as being sinful.

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No Major Religious Group Supports Religiously Based Service Refusals of Gays and Lesbians

No Major Religious Group Supports Religiously Based Service Refusals of Gays and Lesbians | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

As Pride Month is celebrated across the country, a massive new survey finds no major religious group expresses majority support for allowing small businesses to refuse service to gay or lesbian people on religious grounds. The survey also finds increasing evidence of an emerging consensus on LGBT rights, with majorities of young Republicans and young white evangelicals (age 18-29) now supporting same-sex marriage.

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The United Methodist Church has appointed a transgender deacon

The United Methodist Church has appointed a transgender deacon | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
Barclay, a transgender person who identifies as neither male nor female and thus uses the pronoun "they," was commissioned on Sunday as the first non-binary member of the clergy in the United Methodist Church.
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