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Houston Changes Approach to Sermon Subpoenas

RELIGION | By Michael Graczyk | Oct 17
Houston city attorneys are no longer seeking through subpoenas sermons from five pastors who publicly opposed an ordinance banning discrimination against gay and transgender residents.

Vatican Mystery: Where Did Gay Welcome Originate?

RELIGION | By Nicole Winfield | Oct 16
Just where did the authors of a draft report come up with such ground-breaking language that gays had gifts to offer the church and that even homosexual partnerships had merit?

Vatican Alters Draft Report Translation About Gays

The contentious debate over the Vatican's ground-breaking overture to gays has taken a new twist.

Conservative Bishops Move Away from Gay Overture

RELIGION | By Nicole Winfield | Oct 15
On Tuesday, conservative bishops distanced themselves from the document's unprecedented opening toward gays and divorced Catholics, calling it an "unacceptable" deviation from church teaching that doesn't reflect their views

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.

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.

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.

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.