Posts Tagged ‘LGBT’

Sex-education curriculum includes marital rape Comments 0

Monday, October 30th, 2017

A Catholic sex-education curriculum that questions the importance of “sexual consent” in marriage is causing a row in Canada. The curriculum, which is being developed for students from kindergarten to Grade 12 in Alberta, Canada, is being rejected by the province’s Premier Rachel Notley. Describing the curriculum as “dangerous”, Notley says it “will never be Read more

Gay priest suspended for supporting LGBT rights Comments 0

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

Warren Hall, who is a North Jersey priest, has been suspended by his archbishop after expressing support for a basketball coach who lost her job for being gay. This is not the first time Hall has been in trouble for his views. Hall, 53, who was working at a Hoboken church, told Religious News Service (RNS) he Read more

Unofficial gay and transgender ministry at WYD Comments 0

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

Gay and transgender Christians are to set up an unofficial ministry for World Youth Day in Poland later this month. Leaders of the Warsaw-based “Faith and Rainbow” LGBT organisation say they want to minister to the thousands of gay, lesbian and transgender people attending the event. They will do this through an “LGBT Pilgrim’s Haven” Read more

Bishop laments religion role in contempt for LGBT people Comments 0

Friday, June 17th, 2016

In the wake of the Orlando killings, a Florida bishop has lamented the role religion has played in breeding contempt for the LBGT community. Bishop Robert Lynch of St Petersburg wrote on his blog in reaction to the killings of at least 49 people and injuring of 53 more by gunman Omar Marteen in an Read more

Cardinal says homosexual orientation God-given Comments 0

Friday, December 11th, 2015

An Indian cardinal has said he believes that the sexual orientation of homosexual people might well be given by God. In an interview with The Hindu, Cardinal Oswald Gracias said he knows “there is still research being done whether it’s a matter of choice or matter of orientation and there are two opinions on this matter”. Read more

Bishop backs down on remarks about early gay disciples Comments 0

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

A Colombian bishop who linked same-sex orientation with one of Jesus’ disciples and Mary Magdalene has apologised for his use of words. In a conference at a Colombian university, Bishop Juan Vicente Córdoba of Fontibón said there is no explicit rejection of homosexuality in the Bible. “We don’t know if one of Jesus’ disciples” had Read more

African bishop believes Hillary Clinton thinks she is a god Comments 0

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

An African bishop has said he believes US presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton thinks she is a god, but he is under no obligation to share that belief. Bishop Emmanual Badejo, who is director of communications for Africa’s bishops (SECAM), was responding to comments Mrs Clinton made to a Women in the World Summit. Mrs Clinton Read more

Women bishops and LGBT rights threaten Anglican Communion Comments 0

Friday, December 12th, 2014

The Anglican Communion might not hold together according to the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. Archbishop Welby told the Times of London that the issue of the ordination of women and full rights for LGBT people are significant areas of disagreement. Acknowledging the strength of the individual churches he said the differences among them remain “profound”. “I Read more

Vanuatu Council of Churches oppose LGBT association. Comments 0

Friday, May 16th, 2014

The Vanuatu Christian Council of Churches says it does not welcome the recent establishment of a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender ( LGBT ) association in Vanuatu. The chairman of Vanuatu Council of Churches Bishop James Ligo, says the constitution is based on Christian and Melanesian values. Ligo says he intends to discuss the issue Read more

Hierarchy need to catch up with laity on LGBT issues Comments 1

Friday, February 28th, 2014

As I was glancing at my Washington Post on Friday morning, I was dumbfounded by this headline: “Gay patient says Catholic chaplain refused him last rites.” The story focuses on Ronald Plishka, who was admitted to MedStar Washington Hospital Center after a heart attack and asked for a priest when — after 24 hours — Read more