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India's River Waters Cleanse Spirits at Hindu Festival

RELIGION | By Bernat Armangue | Aug 30
It's just water. But to the millions of Hindus expected at the Kumbh Mela festival, held this year along the Godavari, touching that water is reverential.

The Commandments, Restored

CULTURE | By Pier Angelo | Apr 26
"Christian" was once shorthand "trying to be a good person." Could it be again? This list of holy laws, taken right from the Bible and presented with learned commentary, is a place to start...

Bishops Revise Document on Gays, Expect Approval

INTERNATIONAL | By Nicole Winfield | Oct 18
Catholic bishops predicted widespread approval Saturday of a revised document laying out the church's position on gays, sex, marriage and divorce, saying the report is a "balanced" reflection of church teaching and pastoral demands.

Christian Music Star Comes Out, Helps Gay Youth

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Oct 9
Singer Jennifer Knapp just came out, and she's using her voice to help start a discussion about LGBTs in religion, just in time for National Coming Out Day.

Gay Inclusiveness Costs Church of Scotland Clergy

RELIGION | By Kilian Melloy | Sep 3
What do you call a church whose clerics leave because they can't deal with the idea that gay men might wear the same sacred cloth? Some might say: Better off. Until, that is, so many leave that the church's members are underserved.

Houston Pastors Battle Lesbian Mayor's Gay Rights Ordinance

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Aug 30
A group of pastors and congregants seeking a repeal for Houston's Equal Rights Ordinance have taken their case to the highest court in Texas.

Gay Perverts Will Drive Christians Out of Biz, Says Robertson

RELIGION | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 31
Pat Robertson started the week off with a bang when he said on 7/29 that the gay community would drive Christians out of business and make America a "perverse" place ripe for destruction.

Growing the Flock: Lesbian Pastor Yvonne Harrison Starts a Family

RELIGION | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 29
Pastor Yvonne Harrison of the Pentecostal Restoration Temple Ministries

Italian Catholic School Fires Lesbian Teacher to 'Protect Ethics'

RELIGION | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 22
After the headmistress of a Catholic school in Italy allegedly fired a teacher for being lesbian, the school now faces the threat of losing funding for the action.

Gay Teen Suicide More Likely After Religious Counseling

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Jun 26
A new study shows that gay youth who are counseled by a religious leader were more likely to attempt suicide than those who sought no treatment at all.

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