The United Nations declared Jan. 27 International Holocaust Remembrance Day to mark the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. And while Jews comprised the largest portion of those incarcerated and murdered by the Nazis, lesbians and gays were victims, too.
Progressive religious leaders weigh in on 1st Baptist’s ‘Grinch Alert’ website, calling it everything from a marketing ploy to just plain mean DAVID TAFFET | firstname.lastname@example.org Locally owned Viewpoint Bank is on First Baptist Church’s naughty list. They have poinsettias in their branches, but they don’t have a Christmas tree. American Airlines made the naughty […]
NICOLE WINFIELD | Associated Press VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI’s comments about condom use being a lesser evil than transmitting HIV also apply to women, the Vatican said Tuesday, a significant shift for a pope who just last year said condoms only worsen the AIDS problem. Benedict said in a book released Tuesday, Nov. […]
NICOLE WINFIELD and FRANCES D’EMILIO | Associated Press VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI has opened the door on the previously taboo subject of condoms as a way to fight HIV, saying male prostitutes who use condoms may be beginning to act responsibly. It’s a stunning comment for a pontiff who has blamed condoms for […]
Cathedral of Hope Mid-Cities will hold first service in new location at Old Bedford School on Sunday Tammye Nash | Senior Editor email@example.com WHERE THE HEART IS | Cathedral of Hope Mid-Cities Pastor Rachael Sandifer, left, and church members Emma St. Marie, center and Linda Harwell say those searching for a truly progressive Christian congregation […]
RACHEL ZOLL | AP Religion Writer The first openly gay Episcopal bishop said Saturday, Nov. 6 that he will retire in 2013, due in part to the “constant strain” on him and his family from the worldwide backlash against his election seven years ago. Bishop V. Gene Robinson, whose consecration convulsed the global Anglican fellowship, […]
From Staff Reports Ruben Habito “Revivals” have long been a staple of the more conservative, evangelical side of Christianity. But this weekend, revivals get a more progressive twist with the “Rediscovering Jesus and Communities of Hope” Revival/Retreat 2010, a national event for spiritual progressives, according to organizers. The event, open to everyone, will feature talks […]
Members of the MCCGD celebrate their new home by helping Habitat for Humanity build a new home for a member of the congregation LisaMarie Martinez | Special Contributor firstname.lastname@example.org A NEW BEGINNING | The Rev. Colleen Darraugh, right, pastor of Metropolitan Community Church of Greater Dallas, blesses the kitchen in the new house that MCCGD […]
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ATLANTA — On Sunday mornings, accused megachurch Bishop Eddie Long is usually draped in regal robes and dripping with diamonds and platinum — the kind of material rewards he often says are in God’s plan for those listening.
ERRIN HAINES | Associated Press ATLANTA — The prominent pastor of a 25,000-member megachurch near Atlanta denies allegations in a lawsuit that he coerced two young men from the congregation into a sexual relationship, his attorney said. Lawyers for the men, now 20 and 21, say they filed the lawsuit Tuesday, Sept. 21 in DeKalb […]