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Author of Vatican Gay Report Eyes Improvement

RELIGION | By Nicole Winfield | Oct 15
The main author of a contentious Vatican draft report on welcoming gays and divorced people into the church defended the document Wednesday but acknowledged problems and said there was ample room for improvement.

Catholic Bishops In 'Seismic' Opening Toward Gays

RELIGION | By Nicole Winfield | Oct 14
Gay rights groups hailed a "seismic shift" by the Catholic Church toward gays on Monday after bishops said homosexuals had gifts to offer the church and that their partnerships, while morally problematic, provided homosexuals with "precious" support.

Pat Robertson Condemns the 'Demonic Revelry' of Trick-or-Treat

RELIGION | By Bobby McGuire | Oct 14
Citing examples of ancient druids and murdered sheep, Pat Robertson is warning parents not to allow their kids to take part in trick-or-treating this Halloween.

Next Gay Marriage Fight: Religious Exemptions

RELIGION | By Rachel Zoll | Oct 14
Alarmed by the broad expansion of gay marriage set in motion by the Supreme Court, religious conservatives are moving their fight to state legislatures, seeking exemptions that would allow groups with religious objections to discriminate against gays.

Catholic Bishops Take Distance From Gay Document

RELIGION | By Nicole Winfield | Oct 14
Conservative Catholic bishops are distancing themselves from a document showing an unprecedented opening toward gays and divorced people, saying it doesn't reflect their views and vowing to make changes to the final version.

Bishops Say Gays Have Gifts to Offer Church

RELIGION | By Nicole Winfield | Oct 13
Catholic bishops are showing unprecedented openness to accepting the real lives of many Catholics today, saying gays have gifts to offer the church and should be accepted and that there are "positive" aspects to a couple living together without marriage.

HRC's '10 Shocking Facts About the American Family Association'

What do teen suicide, the Holocaust, ISIS and pedophila all have in common? According to the American Family Association, they're all caused by gay people.

Some Mormons Pushing Church on Gay Marriage

RELIGION | By Brady McCombs | Oct 12
Court decisions this week paving the way for same-sex marriage to become legal in dozens of states, including Mormon strongholds like Utah, Idaho and Nevada,

Gay Rights Groups Hail New Catholic Tone

RELIGION | By Nicole Winfield | Oct 10
Gay rights groups are cautiously cheering a shift in tone from the Catholic Church, encouraged that Pope Francis' famous "Who am I to judge?" position has filtered down to bishops debating family issues at a Vatican meeting this week.

Top Vatican Cardinal Wants Family Speeches Public

The Vatican's doctrine czar has said the Holy See should publish the speeches by bishops from around the world about family problems, marriage, divorce, gays and sex.