Tag: World Religion

Supreme Court considering taking same-sex wedding flowers case

Fresh from siding with a baker who declined to make a cake to celebrate the wedding of a same-sex couple, the Supreme Court met behind closed doors on Thursday to consider a similar case concerning a florist in Washington state who declined to make a floral arrangement for a customer’s same-sex wedding.How the justices act […]

Supreme Court sides with Colorado baker who refused to make wedding cake for same-sex couple

The Supreme Court ruled Monday in favor of a Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, in one of the most closely watched cases of the term. In a 7-2 decision, the justices set aside a Colorado court ruling against the baker — while stopping short of deciding the broader […]

Transgender people encouraged to become priests in Church of England diversity drive

ransgender people are being encouraged to become Church of England vicars as bishops launch a diversity drive. Bishops in the diocese of Lichfield have issued new guidance to parishioners and clergy reminding them that LGBT people “can be called to roles of leadership and service in the local church”.The guidance, titled “welcoming and honouring LGBT+ people”, […]

Pope Francis tells gay man: ‘God made you like that and loves you like that’

A victim of clerical sexual abuse has said that Pope Francis told him that God made him gay and that his sexuality “does not matter.”Juan Carlos Cruz, a survivor of sexual abuse, spent three days with Pope Francis at the Vatican in April, in which he discussed his sexuality and the abuse he suffered at […]

United Methodist activists unsatisfied with bishops’ recommended plan to avert schism

United Methodist Church activists who sharply disagree about whether to ordain LGBT clergy or officiate same-sex marriages do agree on one point: A plan recommended by the Council of Bishops isn’t satisfying to either side.Socially conservative evangelicals say the plan, which aims to avert schism in the 12 million-member denomination, goes too far by permitting […]

United Methodist bishops want to let pastors, conferences decide on LGBT clergy

The bishops of the United Methodist Church have endorsed a plan that would allow individual pastors and regional bodies to make their own decisions on whether to perform same-sex weddings and ordain LGBT people as clergy.The Council of Bishops recommended the One Church Plan, on Friday (May 4), after nearly a week of meetings in […]

Nevada spiritual leader to give first Hindu prayer in Oklahoma Senate

A spiritual leader from Nevada will deliver the Oklahoma Senate’s first Hindu prayer, part of an interfaith movement in a Legislature in the Bible Belt that has faced criticism its lack of religious diversity.Rajan Zed, president of the Universal Society of Hinduism, will visit Oklahoma on Monday as part of his effort to pray before […]

MWL, Vatican Bolster Interfaith Dialogue

Muslim World League Chief Mohammed Al-Issa and President of the Pontifical Council for Interfaith Dialogue Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran on Saturday signed a cooperation agreement on achieving common objectives.Under the terms of this, the two parties agreed to establish a standing work committee to be headed by the cardinal and Issa. A coordinating committee composed of […]

Sikhs lead interfaith march for peace, tolerance in Newark

People of all faiths joined local Sikhs for a peace march down Main Street on Saturday morning.Now in its second year, the march coincided with the holiday of Vaisakhi, which is the day in 1699 when Sikhism was officially proclaimed as an independent religion.As part of the event, Sikh leaders showed followers of other religions […]

White House Bible study leader ripped for opposing LGBT, Catholicism

Capitol Ministries President Ralph Drollinger, who leads a weekly Bible study at the White House, is being slammed by the leftist media and pro-LGBT groups for his views on homosexuality, gender roles and the Catholic Church.   Drollinger – who played basketball for UCLA on a scholarship and later in the NBA for the Dallas […]