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Minister Beth Stroud Reinstated in United Methodist Church After 20-year Defrocking

Defrocked pastor reinstated as Methodist Church pastor after 20 years. New policy allows clergy to seek reinstatement after anti-LGBTQ bans.

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United Methodists Repeal Longstanding Ban on LGBTQ Clergy

By PETER SMITH Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — United Methodist delegates repealed their church’s longstanding ban on LGBTQ clergy…

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Vatican Blasts Gender-Affirming Surgery, Surrogacy, and Gender Theory

By NICOLE WINFIELD Associated Press VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican on Monday declared gender-affirming surgery and surrogacy as grave…

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Transgender Catholics Say New Vatican Document Shows No Understanding of Their Lives

By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer Transgender Catholics — as well as a priest who welcomes them to his parish…

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Greece Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage in a First for an Orthodox Christian Country

The Greek parliament on Thursday passed a law legalizing same-sex marriage, in a landmark victory for human rights in Greece…

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Email sheds new light on Texas House candidate Jared Woodfill’s role in Southern Baptist leader’s sex abuse scandal

Woodfill served 14 years as the chair of the Harris County GOP and, in 2015, he and Houston GOP powerbroker…

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Some Catholic Bishops Reject Pope’s Stance on Blessings for Same-Sex Couples

Some say they will refuse to implement the new policy.

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Pope Francis Authorizes Blessings for Same-Sex Couples

Pope Francis formally permitted Roman Catholic priests to bless same-sex couples on Monday, in a significant shift in the church’s…

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Activists link US Nonprofit to Anti-LGBTQ Laws in Africa

Family Watch International has repeatedly stated that it is against the death penalty and imprisonment of members of the LGBTQ…

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Vatican Rules Some Transgender People and Babies of Same-Sex Couples can be Baptized

A new ruling by the Vatican’s doctrine department has opened the door to Catholic baptism for transgender people and babies…

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