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US Bishops Struggling Under Francis' Pontificate

| By Rachel Zoll | Nov 8
U.S. Roman Catholic bishops are gathering at a moment of turbulence for them and the American church, as Pope Francis moves toward crafting new policies for carrying out his mission of mercy.

Hard-Line Us Cardinal Loses Another Vatican Job

| Nov 8
American Cardinal Raymond Burke, a fervent opponent of abortion and gay marriage, has been removed by Pope Francis from another top Vatican post.

Priests Strip in New Calendar to Fight Homophobia

| By Jason St. Amand | Nov 7
Praise Jesus for this new calendar.

'OITNB''s Big Boo Blabs About Bible-Banging Bigot Bash

| By Jason St. Amand | Nov 7
"Orange is the New Black" star Lea DeLaria is speaking out after a video of her went viral this week that shows the out actress getting into a heated argument with an anti-gay subway preacher.

LGBT and Atheism Basis for Conviction

| By Hamza Hendawi | Nov 3
An Egyptian court on Saturday convicted eight men for "inciting debauchery" following their appearance in an alleged same-sex wedding party on a Nile boat, sentencing each of them to three years in prison.

Court Declines to Take up Episcopal Church Dispute

| Nov 3
The Supreme Court has turned away a pair of appeals from the national Episcopal Church in a dispute over church property claimed by a breakaway sect in Texas.

Evangelical College Gay Rights Stand Causes Uproar

| By Rachel Zoll | Nov 3
Obama was about to expand job protection for gays employed by federal contractors. Under the proposed changes, faith-based charities with federal grants worried they could lose the right to hire and fire according to their religious beliefs.

Elton John at AIDS Event: Pope Francis is My Hero

| By Mesfin Fekadu | Oct 29
Elton John has called Pope Francis "my hero" for his compassion and push to accept gays in the Catholic church, at his annual AIDS benefit.

Court Orders for Texas Pastors' Speeches Withdrawn

| By Juan A. Lozano | Oct 29
Houston's mayor says the city has withdrawn subpoenas seeking speeches and other information from five pastors who publicly opposed an ordinance banning discrimination of gay and transgender residents.

Southern Baptists Tell Pastors: Hold Line on Gays

| By Rachel Zoll | Oct 28
More than a thousand evangelical pastors and others - gathered for a 3-day conference to steel the resolve of Christians who preach that gay relationships are sinful - were asked a simple question: How many live in a state that recognizes gay marriage?

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