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The ELCA revises its social statement on LGBT members

Reading Time: < 1 minute In August, the ELCA Chuchwide Assembly revised their social statement, Human Sexuality: Gift and Trust. The social statement was first adopted by the ELCA in 2009. It allowed Lutherans to hold differing views about same-sex relationships, as well as permitted bishops to ordain LGBT clergy members. At this year’s assembly, the group authorized a narrow […]

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Will the Anglican compromise on same-sex marriage hold?

Reading Time: 2 minutes The issue of sexuality and same-sex marriage created controversy at the start of the 15th Lambeth Conference, where the churches of the Anglican Communion meet every decade. The issue of same-sex marriage has become divisive inside the communion, which is chaired by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. Currently, only a small number of churches […]

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GOP lawmaker who opposes gay marriage ‘thrilled’ for son’s gay marriage

Reading Time: 3 minutes On Friday, Rep. Glenn Thompson, a Republican from Pennsylvania, attended his gay son’s wedding. But earlier in the week, Thompson voted with most of his GOP colleagues against a bill that would protect same-sex marriage rights across the country. What’s good for his son, apparently, isn’t good enough for anyone else. 47 House Republicans voted in […]

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Canadian church criticized over event to ‘protect’ kids during Pride Month

Reading Time: 2 minutes Summerside Community Church in Prince Edward Island, Canada is rightly being criticized for promoting an anti-LGBTQ event designed to help “protect” kids during Pride Month, implying that there’s something those children need protection from. In a now-deleted post on their social media accounts, the evangelical Christian church advertised a webinar between Pastor Kevin Cavanaugh and […]

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The Supreme Court rewarded religious schools. Maine lawmakers fought back.

Reading Time: 2 minutes Last week, the Supreme Court ruled that taxpayers in Maine had to cover the costs of private religious education even when Christian indoctrination was front and center. It was a horrible decision loudly derided by church/state separation advocates. But state lawmakers may have found a way to nullify its effects. Carson v. Makin involved a […]