Posts Tagged ‘LGBT’

World Meeting of Families shuts out LGBT group

Thursday, July 26th, 2018

Despite saying all were “welcome to participate as one family” at the World Meeting of Families (WMoF) LGBT Catholic group, We Are Church Ireland says organisers have shut it out. The event which Pope Francis will attend is due to take place in Ireland next month. We Are Church Ireland (WAC Ireland), which advocates for Read more

Pro-LGBT priests blasts confrere over pride parade

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

Pro-LGBT priest Father Paul Morton has published an “open letter” to Glasgow’s Father Mark Morris on the “St. Bride’s RC” Facebook page. In it, he rebukes Morris for his attitude towards Glasgow’s LGBT Pride celebrations. Read more Related Posts:Church of England delays decision on same-sex…US Embassy waves LGBT ‘pride’ flag at VaticanPope tells parents of Read more

Queer Commonwealth: Faces of the global LGBT movement

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

It should never be illegal to be who you are. Yet lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people continue to face high levels of violence and discrimination across the world. 72 countries criminalise male homosexuality, with 45 also criminalising female homosexuality. In the Commonwealth, 36 of its 53 countries maintain laws that make same-sex intimacy between men Read more

LGBT issues should be taught in primary schools

Monday, February 19th, 2018

A humanist campaign group in the United Kingdom wants four-year-olds to be taught about LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi and trans-gender) issues. It has branded religious views on sexuality “discriminatory.” Humanists UK, formerly known as the British Humanist Association, issued a statement backing government plans on new primary school relationships education. Read more Related Posts:Church of Read more

Sex-education curriculum includes marital rape

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

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

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

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

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

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