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Church of England OK’s (Celibate) Gay Bishops
Originally Posted: 01/07/2013 - 12:48pm | Type: Blog

The Church of England on Jan. 4 confirmed that it has dropped its prohibition on gay clergy in civil partnerships becoming bishops — but only if they agree to remain celibate. C ...

Why the United Methodist Church Canceled Votes on Same-Sex Marriage, Gay Clergy
Originally Posted: 05/08/2012 - 1:17am | Type: Blog

United Methodists concluded their General Conference last Friday (May 4) without voting on gay clergy or same-sex marriage, a surprising end to a disappointing week for gay activists. ...

United Methodists to Debate Allowing Gay Clergy and Same-Sex Marriage
Originally Posted: 04/25/2012 - 5:07pm | Type: Blog

As nearly 1,000 delegates from across the world gather in Tampa, Fla., for the United Methodist Church's General Conference , gay and lesbian activists have printed pamphlets promoting their cause in five languages, including Portuguese and ...

When Religion and Spirituality Collide
Originally Posted: 04/16/2012 - 4:19pm | Type: Blog

The Anglican fight over gay clergy is usually framed as a left and right conflict, part of the larger saga of political division. But this narrative obscures a more significant tension in Western societies: th ...

Top 10 Religion Stories of the Year
Originally Posted: 12/14/2011 - 4:05pm | Type: Blog

The death of Osama bin Laden is voted the No. 1 religion story of the year by the members of Religion Newswriters Association, the world’s premier association dedicated to helping journalists write about relig ...

The Archbishop and the President's Common Problem
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:19am | Type: Blog

<blockquote><p>The best lack all conviction, while the worst<br /> Are full of passionate intensity.<br /> --William Butler Yeats, from "The Second Coming"</p> ...