Topics :: GLBT clergy

Gay Inclusiveness Costs Church of Scotland Clergy

By Kilian Melloy | Wednesday Sep 3, 2014
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.

100-Year-Old Church Installs Gay Pastor

Monday Aug 18, 2014
An Ohio church marking its 100th anniversary has installed its first openly gay pastor.

Trans Priest to Preach at Natl. Cathedral As Part of Pride Events

Monday Jun 23, 2014
The Rev. Dr. Cameron Partridge, the Episcopal chaplain at Boston University, will be a guest preacher on Sunday. He’ll be the first openly transgender priest to preach from Canterbury Pulpit at the cathedral.

Group Lists Ill. Clergy Ready to Perform Gay Marriages

Friday Apr 25, 2014
An advocacy group has put together a list of Illinois religious clergy who are ready to perform same-sex marriages.

Church of Scotland Votes to Allow Gay Ministers

Monday May 20, 2013
Senior members of the Church of Scotland have voted to let some congregations have openly gay ministers, a compromise first step that could lead to the church allowing gay clergy.

Methodists Urged to Debate Marriage Equality, Gay Clergy

By Jason St. Amand | Saturday Apr 28, 2012
LGBT activists recently attended the United Methodist Church’s General Conference in Florida in order to bring equal rights for gays and lesbians within the church.

Austrian Cardinal OKs Gay Man for Parish Council

Tuesday Apr 3, 2012
Austria’s cardinal has overruled one of his priests and is allowing a gay Catholic to serve on a parish council.

Presbyterian Church in Wis. to Ordain 1st Openly Gay Minister

By Dinesh Ramde | Sunday Oct 9, 2011
More than two decades after Scott Anderson told his California congregation that he was gay and therefore must resign as its pastor, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) is preparing to welcome him back with mostly open arms.

Church of Ireland’s Message on Gays ’Mixed’ as Cleric Enters Civil Union?

By Kilian Melloy | Wednesday Sep 7, 2011
The disclosure from a Church of Ireland clergyman that he and his male life partner have entered into a civil union has produced a reaction of bewilderment, joy, and anger from the denomination’s faithful.

Gay Malaysian Pastor Announces Wedding Banquet

Tuesday Aug 16, 2011
A gay Malaysian pastor who plans to marry his American partner in New York has pledged to throw a wedding banquet in his home country despite stern criticism by Muslim politicians.