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Pastor's Stance on Homosexuality Triggers Consequences

Pastor's Stance on Homosexuality Triggers Consequences

Feb 20
A West Virginia pastor's support for homosexuality could get her church voted out of local and state Baptist groups.

Pope Revives Lapsed Sex Abuse Commission Amid Skepticism

Pope Revives Lapsed Sex Abuse Commission Amid Skepticism

By Nicole Winfield | Feb 17
Pope Francis revived his lapsed sex abuse advisory commission by naming new members Saturday, after coming under fire for his overall handling of the scandal and his support for a Chilean bishop accused by victims of witnessing and ignoring their abuse.

Vatican Tries To Defuse Scandal, Says Pope Meets Victims

Vatican Tries To Defuse Scandal, Says Pope Meets Victims

Feb 15
The Vatican said Thursday that Pope Francis meets frequently with victims of sexual abuse, seeking to defuse a mounting scandal over his unbridled support for a Chilean bishop accused by victims of witnessing and ignoring their abuse.

Church Says Gay Teacher Fired by Miami Catholic School

Church Says Gay Teacher Fired by Miami Catholic School

Feb 12
Church officials say a gay schoolteacher has been fired by a Miami Catholic school after marrying her same-sex partner in an apparent violation of church rules.

Creationist's Speech Canceled at University in Oklahoma

Creationist's Speech Canceled at University in Oklahoma

By Adam Kealoha Causey | Feb 9
An Oklahoma university cancelled a planned speech by the founder of a Kentucky museum dedicated to creationism after the student body president said he got pushback on the event.

Michigan Church Under Fire for Handling of Transgender Teen

Michigan Church Under Fire for Handling of Transgender Teen

Feb 8
A Michigan church under fire over a workshop likened to conversion therapy for LGBTQ youth is now being accused by a former church member of praying over her transgender son to release the "demon" from him.

Despite Denial, Pope Got Abuse Victim's Letter

Despite Denial, Pope Got Abuse Victim's Letter

Feb 8
Pope Francis received a victim's letter in 2015 that detailed how a priest sexually abused him and how other clergy ignored it, contradicting the pope's recent insistence that no victims had come forward, according to the letter's author.

$300M Health Care System Cost to Protect Religious Rights

$300M Health Care System Cost to Protect Religious Rights

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Feb 6
President Donald Trump's new effort to protect the rights of health workers who object to participating in abortions and other procedures will cost the health care system more than $300 million to set up, according to a government estimate.

Anti-LGBTQ Televangelist Pat Robertson is Recovering After Suffering a Stroke

Anti-LGBTQ Televangelist Pat Robertson is Recovering After Suffering a Stroke

Feb 5
Televangelist Pat Robertson is recovering after suffering an embolic stroke.

Anti-LGBTQ Christian Group Buys Shuttered Gay Bar Building

Anti-LGBTQ Christian Group Buys Shuttered Gay Bar Building

Feb 4
A Christian group that considers homosexuality to be immoral has bought a building that until late last year housed one of Ohio's oldest gay bars.

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