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Evangelical Adoption, Foster Agency Will Now Serve Same-Sex Couples

Evangelical Adoption, Foster Agency Will Now Serve Same-Sex Couples

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Mar 2, 2021

Bethany Christian Services, one of the nation's biggest adoption and foster care agencies, announced on Monday it would immediately begin working with LGBTQ families.

United Methodist Conservatives Detail Plans for a Breakaway

United Methodist Conservatives Detail Plans for a Breakaway

By David Crary | Mar 2, 2021

Conservative leaders within the United Methodist Church unveiled plans Monday to form a new denomination, the Global Methodist Church, with a doctrine that does not recognize same-sex marriage.

'Not a Good Idea:' Experts Concerned about Pope Trip to Iraq

'Not a Good Idea:' Experts Concerned about Pope Trip to Iraq

By Nicole Winfield and Samya Kullab | Feb 28, 2021

Infectious disease experts are expressing concern about Pope Francis' upcoming trip to Iraq, given a sharp rise in coronavirus infections there.

Southern Baptists Oust 2 Churches over LGBTQ Inclusion

Southern Baptists Oust 2 Churches over LGBTQ Inclusion

By David Crary | Feb 24, 2021

The Southern Baptist Convention's executive committee voted Tuesday to oust four of its churches, two over policies deemed to be too inclusive of LGBTQ people.

Marjorie Taylor Green Says 'NO' to LGBTQ Equality

Marjorie Taylor Green Says 'NO' to LGBTQ Equality

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Feb 23, 2021

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, the QAnon-supporting Georgia Republican, is saying "NO" to LGBTQ equality.

Watch: Pete Buttigieg on Faith, Breaking Ground as an Openly Gay Cabinet Member

Watch: Pete Buttigieg on Faith, Breaking Ground as an Openly Gay Cabinet Member

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Feb 22, 2021

Pete Buttigieg spoke with NBC News NOW about what it means to be the first openly gay member of a Presidential cabinet.

One Million Moms Calls for Boycott of American Girl Doll

One Million Moms Calls for Boycott of American Girl Doll

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Feb 21, 2021

The designated hate group is calling for a boycott of American Girl until the Kira Bailey doll — with a backstory of having lesbian aunts — is discontinued.

Southern Baptists Divided Over Politics, Race, LGBTQ Policy

Southern Baptists Divided Over Politics, Race, LGBTQ Policy

By David Crary | Feb 20, 2021

Divisions over race, politics, gender and LGBTQ issues are roiling America's largest Protestant denomination, the Southern Baptist Convention, ahead of a meeting of its executive committee next week.

Rihanna Receives Backlash for Culturally Appropriating Hindu God

Rihanna Receives Backlash for Culturally Appropriating Hindu God

By Matthew Wexler | Feb 19, 2021

Rihanna took a hit this week from fans responding to her tweet and Instagram post that shows the topless star sporting a pendant of the Hindu deity Ganesha.

Iranian Cleric: COVID-19 Vaccine Makes People Gay

Iranian Cleric: COVID-19 Vaccine Makes People Gay

Feb 13, 2021

An Iranian cleric has made an unfounded claim on social media that the COVID-19 vaccine makes people gay.

Proud 'Gay Icon' David Beckham Becomes Ambassador for Anti-LGBTQ Qatar

Proud 'Gay Icon' David Beckham Becomes Ambassador for Anti-LGBTQ Qatar

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Feb 12, 2021

Former England football captain David Beckham signed a hefty deal to be media ambassador for anti-LGBTQ Qatar in the run up to the country's hosting of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Dr. Anthony Fauci Studied HIV/AIDS at Gay Bathhouses in 1980s San Francisco, New York

Dr. Anthony Fauci Studied HIV/AIDS at Gay Bathhouses in 1980s San Francisco, New York

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Feb 9, 2021

In a new interview with NPR, Dr. Anthony Fauci discussed how he conducted research in gay bathhouses and bars at the 1980s apex of the AIDS epidemic.

Kansas House GOP Proposed Bill Would Criminalize Care for Transgender Youth

Kansas House GOP Proposed Bill Would Criminalize Care for Transgender Youth

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Feb 5, 2021

Kansas Republicans want to criminalize gender affirmation surgery and other treatments for transgender youth who seek to transition.

Eight-Year-Old Girl Expelled by Christian School Over Crush on Another Girl

Eight-Year-Old Girl Expelled by Christian School Over Crush on Another Girl

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 31, 2021

An eight-year-old girl was expelled from a Christian school in Oklahoma for telling another girl she has a crush on her.

Homophobic Political Pundit Makes Wild Claims About Trump Election Loss

Homophobic Political Pundit Makes Wild Claims About Trump Election Loss

By Brendan Walker | Jan 28, 2021

In a video obtained by LGBTQ Nation via Rightwing Watch, anti LGBTQ activist Scott Lively made the bold claim that former President Trump was removed from office by God due to his support of gay men.

Group of U.S. Catholic Bishops Urges Support for LGBT Youth

Group of U.S. Catholic Bishops Urges Support for LGBT Youth

By David Crary | Jan 26, 2021

Declaring "God is on your side," a Roman Catholic cardinal, an archbishop, and six other U.S. bishops issued a statement of support for LGBT youth and denouncing the bullying often directed at them.

Controversial Rabbi Says COVID-19 Vaccine Turns People Gay

Controversial Rabbi Says COVID-19 Vaccine Turns People Gay

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 12, 2021

Rabbi Daniel Asor is imploring his followers not to receive the coronavirus vaccination because, despite science, he believes it might make people gay.

Anti-Gay Dubai to Host Conference on LGBTQ Rights

Anti-Gay Dubai to Host Conference on LGBTQ Rights

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 11, 2021

The International Conference on Gender Identity and LGBT Rights will be held in May in Dubai, the largest city in the United Arab Emirates, where homosexuality remains illegal.

Trump-Supporting Christian Leaders and Their Sunday Messages

Trump-Supporting Christian Leaders and Their Sunday Messages

By Miriam Fam Elana Schor, and David Crary | Jan 11, 2021

On the first Sunday since a mob of his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol, the messages from the pulpits of Christian leaders who've backed Trump were as disparate as the opinions of the nation's citizenry.

Donald Trump Jr. Slams Transgender Athletes at Rally Before D.C. Riots

Donald Trump Jr. Slams Transgender Athletes at Rally Before D.C. Riots

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 9, 2021

At the Wednesday rally in Washington D.C., shortly before seditionists stormed the Capitol and rioted at the suggestion of the President, Donald Trump Jr. attacked transgender athletes in an expletive-ridden speech.

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