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Catholic League Drops Out of St. Patrick’s Day Parade Over Row About Gays
Originally Posted: 09/12/2014 - 4:09pm | Type: Blog

After organizers agreed to allow a gay and lesbian group to march, William Donohue of the Catholic League announced that his organization would not take part in next year’s popular celebration of Irish-America ...

Christian Group Denied Recognition at Two Dozen College Campuses
Originally Posted: 09/09/2014 - 10:07am | Type: Blog

A well-established international Christian student group is being denied recognition at almost two dozen California college campuses because it requires leaders to adhere to Christian beliefs, effectively closing its leadership ranks to non-Christians a ...

Did Obama Finally Thread the Needle on Gay Rights and Religious Freedom?
Originally Posted: 07/22/2014 - 10:38am | Type: Blog

One of the toughest political calculations in Washington is balancing competing claims of gay rights with the traditional prerogatives of religious freedom. One of the toughest p ...

Q&A: World Vision President Rich Stearns on Sponsors, Staff Lost Over Same-Sex Marriage Announcements
Originally Posted: 03/28/2014 - 8:59am | Type: Blog

In an interview with RNS on Thursday, Stearns suggested that the number of sponsors lost was under but around 5,000. Those who sponsor a child pay $35 each month, so the loss could have tallied up to $2.1 mill ...

Can Pope Francis Help 'Reset' Frayed Ties Between Obama and the Catholic Bishops?
Originally Posted: 03/24/2014 - 4:26pm | Type: Blog

When President Obama and Pope Francis sit down at the Vatican on Thursday, the meeting may well offer a vision of what could have been for Democrats and the Catholic Church over the last six years: a leader of ...

To Young Christians Speaking Out Against Anti-Gay Discrimination: Thank You
Originally Posted: 02/28/2014 - 5:19pm | Type: Press

February 28, 2014 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Kansas, Arizona Bills Reflect National Fight Over Gay Rights vs. Religious Liberty
Originally Posted: 02/24/2014 - 12:10pm | Type: Blog

Gay rights are colliding with religious rights in states like Arizona and Kansas as the national debate over gay marriage morphs into a fight over the dividing line between religious liberty and anti-gay discr ...

How to Be Perfect
Originally Posted: 02/17/2014 - 10:02am | Type: Blog

“Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect” (Matthew 5:48). Seriously, Jesus? Have you even met some of us? Have you seen the depths of our jealousies, the breadth of our greed? Have you notice ...

Yes, the Pope Is Still Catholic, Despite What You Heard
Originally Posted: 01/08/2014 - 1:03pm | Type: Blog

No doubt about it, Pope Francis is generating the kind of Internet buzz and sky-high Q Scores that brand managers can only dream of. But is the pontiff becoming a victim of his own good press? ...

Catholic Bishops' New President Can Help Hierarchy Pivot Toward Pope Francis
Originally Posted: 11/14/2013 - 5:05pm | Type: Blog

After serving as vice president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops for the past three years, there was little surprise when Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville, Ky., was elected this week to the top ...

Who Would God Discriminate Against?
Originally Posted: 11/07/2013 - 3:28pm | Type: Press

November 7, 2013 Sojo in the News Rachel Laser ...

After Prop 8, Mormons Take Different Tack in Hawaii Gay Marriage Fight
Originally Posted: 09/19/2013 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

After keeping quiet while Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and others approved gay marriage, Mormon leaders are once again speaking up — but with a new, post-Proposition 8 tone and emphasis. ...

Refusing Service in The Name of Religion is Never Acceptable
Originally Posted: 07/18/2013 - 12:26pm | Type: Blog

In Vermont, a country inn declined to provide a wedding reception for a same-sex marriage. In Hawaii, the owner of a bed and breakfast refused a double room to a lesbian couple. Both said providing service wou ...

On Scripture: Fighting for Freedom
Originally Posted: 07/03/2013 - 7:25am | Type: Blog

For from Istanbul to Cairo, from Rio to Raleigh, from women’s rights to gay rights to voting rights, until all are free, none are free. “If you love somebody, set them free. Free. ...

Catholic Bishop Returns Petitions to Ousted Gay Man
Originally Posted: 04/26/2013 - 10:36am | Type: Blog

The story of a Long Island Catholic ousted from his parish jobs for marrying his male partner generated headlines, outrage and an 18,000-signature petition to Bishop William Murphy to have Nicholas Coppola rei ...

ANALYSIS: Are Catholics Shifting Tone Or Substance On Gay Issues?
Originally Posted: 04/03/2013 - 1:32pm | Type: Blog

When New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan told national news programs on Easter Sunday that Catholic leaders need to do a better job of showing that their opposition to gay marriage is not “an attack on gay people, ...

Opponents of Gay Marriage Say They’re No Bigots
Originally Posted: 03/25/2013 - 5:01pm | Type: Blog

Leading opponents of gay marriage are trying to stop an increasingly popular movement as it approaches two dates with history this week at the Supreme Court.     WASHINGTON ...

Bill Clinton Urges Supreme Court to Overturn Gay Marriage Law He Signed
Originally Posted: 03/11/2013 - 10:05am | Type: Blog

It’s not every day you see an ex-president ask the Supreme Court to strike down a law he signed. It’s not every day you see an ex-president ask the Supreme Court to strike down ...

Tutu Urges Uganda to Drop Bid to Jail Gays and Lesbians
Originally Posted: 12/06/2012 - 11:19am | Type: Blog

Nobel Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu on Tuesday urged Uganda to scrap a controversial draft law that would send gays and lesbians to jail and, some say, put them at risk of the death penalty. ...

Obama and Gay Marriage: In U.S. Religion, the Golden Rule Rules
Originally Posted: 05/11/2012 - 9:29am | Type: Blog

As pundits and politicians struggle to divine the political fallout from President Obama’s sudden endorsement of same-sex marriage, one thing has become clear: The Golden Rule invoked by Obama to explain his c ...

Priest Defends Denying Communion to Lesbian
Originally Posted: 03/16/2012 - 4:09pm | Type: Blog

A Catholic priest who was pulled from ministry after a furor over denying Communion to a lesbian at her mother's funeral insists he did the right thing and criticized the Washington archdiocese for discip ...