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Falwell: Liberty University Lawsuit Is Excuse to Shame Him

Falwell: Liberty University Lawsuit Is Excuse to Shame Him

Jun 5, 2021

Jerry Falwell Jr. is asking a court in Virginia to dismiss a lawsuit Liberty University filed over his headline-grabbing departure last year as leader of the evangelical school his father founded.

Opinion: Why the Ban on Conversion Therapy Has to Include Religious Groups

Opinion: Why the Ban on Conversion Therapy Has to Include Religious Groups

May 28, 2021

After many delays, the government's concern about whether religion should be exempt from prohibiting conversion therapy in England and Wales has led to more setbacks.

Kentucky Ties to Baptist Kids Agency at Risk Over Gay Rights

Kentucky Ties to Baptist Kids Agency at Risk Over Gay Rights

By Bruce Schreiner | May 28, 2021

A cultural clash pitting religious beliefs against gay rights has jeopardized Kentucky's long-running relationship with a foster care and adoption agency affiliated with the Baptist church that serves some of the state's most vulnerable children.

Watch: Hillsong Church Founder Opens Up About Gay Congregants, Celebrity Pastor's Firing

Watch: Hillsong Church Founder Opens Up About Gay Congregants, Celebrity Pastor's Firing

By Kilian Melloy | May 19, 2021

The founder of Hillsong Church spoke on the "Today" show about Hillsong's treatment of LGBTQ congregants and the firing of celebrity pastor, Carl Lentz.

Out Trans Bishop Elected in Evangelical Lutheran Church

Out Trans Bishop Elected in Evangelical Lutheran Church

By Kilian Melloy | May 10, 2021

For the first time, a major denomination of the Christian faith tradition has elected an out transgender cleric to bishop.

2 Catholic Bishops at Odds over Biden Receiving Communion

2 Catholic Bishops at Odds over Biden Receiving Communion

By David Crary | May 9, 2021

They share Roman Catholicism as a faith and California as their home base. Yet there's a deep gulf between Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco and Bishop Robert McElroy of San Diego.

Cancel Culture Looks a Lot Like Old-Fashioned Church Discipline

Cancel Culture Looks a Lot Like Old-Fashioned Church Discipline

May 2, 2021

The quest for moral accountability finds its greatest successes — and surprises — when rebuke and counterrebuke give way to authentic listening.

Franklin Graham Joins Campaign Against Pride Flags Being Flown at Embassies

Franklin Graham Joins Campaign Against Pride Flags Being Flown at Embassies

Apr 27, 2021

Franklin Graham joined fellow conservative Newt Gingrich in opposing the Pride flag being flown at U.S. embassies.

Airports Step Up Mental Health Assistance as Passenger Anxiety Soars

Airports Step Up Mental Health Assistance as Passenger Anxiety Soars

By Katja Ridderbusch | Apr 16, 2021

Airport chaplains have become close witnesses to people's worsening mental condition. "No doubt, the pandemic has accelerated the need for our services to a new level," said the Rev. Greg McBrayer.

Justin Bieber Calls Out Celebrity Churches & Pastors Who 'Put Themselves on this Pedestal'

Justin Bieber Calls Out Celebrity Churches & Pastors Who 'Put Themselves on this Pedestal'

By Brendan Walker | Apr 14, 2021

In an interview with GQ this week, Justin Bieber bashed religious organizers and pastors who, in his words, "put themselves on this pedestal."

High Court Halts Calif. Virus Rules Limiting Home Worship

High Court Halts Calif. Virus Rules Limiting Home Worship

By Jessica Gresko | Apr 10, 2021

The Supreme Court is telling California that it can't enforce coronavirus-related restrictions that have limited home-based religious worship including Bible studies and prayer meetings.

Pope Urges Hope Amid 'Darkness' of Pandemic in Easter Vigil

Pope Urges Hope Amid 'Darkness' of Pandemic in Easter Vigil

By Nicole Winfield | Apr 4, 2021

Pope Francis urged his coronavirus-weary flock to not lose hope even through the continued "dark months" of the pandemic as he celebrated a scaled-back Easter vigil service in St. Peter's Basilica on Saturday.

Mormon Leader: Prejudice, Racism Has No Place in Faith

Mormon Leader: Prejudice, Racism Has No Place in Faith

By Brady McCombs | Apr 4, 2021

A leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued another plea Saturday for members to be welcoming to people of all faiths and ethnicities.

Catholic Bishops Opposed Suicide Hotline Because It Helped LGBTQ People

Catholic Bishops Opposed Suicide Hotline Because It Helped LGBTQ People

By Kilian Melloy | Apr 3, 2021

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops opposed a 2019 bill that created the National Suicide Hotline because the legislation sought to prevent LGBTQ suicides.

Catholic Women's Groups Protest Vatican's Gay Union stance

Catholic Women's Groups Protest Vatican's Gay Union stance

Apr 1, 2021

Five Catholic women's organizations in German-speaking areas have released an open letter calling for the Vatican to reverse its position that priests cannot bless same-sex unions.

Pope Taps Gay Chilean Sex Abuse Whistleblower for Vatican Panel

By Frances D'Emilio | Mar 24, 2021

Pope Francis on Wednesday named a Chilean survivor of clerical sex abuse to serve on a Vatican commission that advises the pontiff on how to protect children from pedophile priests.

Germany: Theology Professors Blast Vatican Gay Union Stance

Mar 22, 2021

More than 230 professors of Catholic theology in Germany and other countries where German is spoken have signed a statement protesting the Vatican's recent pronouncement that priests cannot bless same-sex unions, adding to dissent over the document.

Researcher Says: 'Sex Addiction' Isn't a Justification for Killing

Mar 22, 2021

A researcher reflects on how religion interacts with sexual behaviors and feelings of addiction.

Watch: 'Mean Girls' Star Daniel Franzese Says He Was Fired From University for Being Gay

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Mar 22, 2021

In a new YouTube video, Daniel Franzese said Ohio-based Walsh University fired him for being gay.

In Pope's Homeland, Ex-Priest Leaves Church Over Gay Unions

By Débora Rey | Mar 19, 2021

A former priest and LGBTQ activist who has blessed same-sex unions in Pope Francis' home country, Argentina, is leaving the Roman Catholic Church after the Vatican issued a pronouncement this week that priests may not perform such blessings.

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