Tag: LGBTQ

Female HS student files civil rights complaint: ‘I felt very violated’ changing in locker room when transgender student was ‘looking at me’

 Attorneys for a female Pennsylvania high school student filed a federal complaint last week alleging her privacy was violated and that she was subjected to sexual harassment when a transgender student was using the same locker room, WNEP-TV reported. The Honesdale High School incident occurred at the beginning of this school year, according to […]

South African court rules Dutch Reformed Church’s gay marriage ban is unconstitutional

A court in South Africa ruled Friday that the Dutch Reformed Church’s rules against same-sex marriage are “unlawful and invalid.” The decision comes from the bench of the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria led by Judge Joseph Raulinga, which reversed a decision to not recognize same-sex marriage in the church that was made by the […]

Illinois lawmaker pushes for ‘nondiscriminatory’ textbooks that highlight LGBT

A bill that would require school textbooks purchased with certain state funds to highlight the contributions of LGBT individuals to American history and culture is making its way through the Illinois House. “Historically, they’ve been ignored, and either deliberately or inadvertently left out of our history books,” said state Rep. Anna Moeller, an Elgin Democrat […]

Birmingham school stops LGBT lessons after Muslim parents protest

Hundreds of children withdrawn from Parkfield community school for day A primary school that taught pupils about homosexuality as part of a programme to challenge homophobia has stopped the lessons after hundreds of children were withdrawn by parents in protest. Parkfield community school in Saltley, Birmingham, has been the scene of weekly protests over the […]

Why the United Methodist Church seeks to end the decades-long battle over LGBTQ ordination, marriage

Methodists from around the world will meet in St. Louis from Feb. 23-26 to try to resolve 50 years of conflict over the status of gays and lesbians in their church. Members of the United Methodist Church don’t agree on biblical teachings about homosexuality. More than that, they don’t agree on whether it’s necessary to […]

Disney Is Holding A Pride Parade At One Of Its Theme Parks For The First Time Ever

The Walt Disney Company is embracing LGBT pride month for the first time ever and hosting a gay pride parade in its Disneyland Paris park in France. The massive corporation has been moving toward a more liberal approach to sexual identity over the last decade, but the “Magical Pride” parade, set to take place on […]

LGBT activists mock Christian ministry’s decision to reclaim rainbow

The man behind the world-famous Ark Encounter has decided to reclaim “God’s rainbow” – announcing the massive ark exhibit will be permanently bathed in rainbow lights.   “We now have new permanent rainbow lights at the Ark Encounter so all can see that it is God’s rainbow and He determines its meaning in Genesis 6,” Answers in […]

Christians: Speak the truth about homosexuality

To my brothers and sisters in ministry, I appeal to you in the sight of God: Please speak plainly and clearly when it comes to homosexuality, and please do so with compassion and love.   At this critical time in history, we’ve got no business dancing around these life and death issues, issues that affect […]

Maltese parliament legalizes same-sex marriage

VALLETTA (Reuters) – Maltese lawmakers voted on Wednesday to legalize same-sex marriage on the Roman Catholic Mediterranean island, fulfilling Prime Minister Joseph Muscat’s campaign promise to make this the first law brought before parliament in his new term.   The law, which drew cross-party support, removes words including as “husband”, “wife”, “mother” and “father” from […]

Eugene Peterson’s LGBT Comments

The Message Bible, The Pastor, and the rest of Eugene Peterson’s catalog may no longer be sold at LifeWay Christian Stores, the country’s largest Christian retail chain, due to the retired pastor’s revisited views on same-sex marriage. In an interview published Wednesday, Peterson told Religion News Service columnist Jonathan Merritt that the “debate about lesbians […]