Topics :: gay church officials

Indiana Minister Boots Gay; 80% of Congregation Also Goes Away

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Jan 15, 2014
After serving for six years as choral director of the United Methodist Church in Alexandria, Indiana, a gay man was driven from the fold by a new minister who said LGBTs could not hold leadership positions.

Evangelicals Becoming More Accepting of LGBTs, Study Finds

By Megan Barnes | Monday Aug 26, 2013
Evangelical Christians are becoming more tolerant of gays and lesbians and supportive of civil unions, according to a new study by Baylor University.

Churches Changing Bylaws After Gay Marriage Ruling

By Travis Loller | Sunday Aug 25, 2013
Worried they could be sued by gay couples, some churches are changing their bylaws to reflect their view that the Bible allows only marriage between one man and one woman.

Pope Confirms "Gay Lobby" at Work at Vatican

By Nicole Winfield | Tuesday Jun 11, 2013
Pope Francis lamented that a "gay lobby" was at work at the Vatican in private remarks to the leadership of a key Latin American church group - a stunning acknowledgment that may confirm earlier reports about corruption and dysfunction in the Holy See.

Church of England OKs Gay Bishops (If Celibate!)

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Jan 9, 2013
The Church of England announced new rules that allows gay clergy who are in civil partnerships to become bishops - as long as they remain celibate.

Minister on Trial for Performing Gay Weddings

By LISA LEFF | Wednesday Aug 25, 2010
A retired Presbyterian minister is facing a church trial for performing weddings of gay couples during the brief period when same-sex marriage was legal in California.

Caught on Film: Catholic Priests, in Gay Clubs, Having Casual Sex

By Kilian Melloy | Friday Jul 23, 2010
Italy, a devoutly Catholic country, has been shocked at reports of Catholic priests being filmed having sex in gay clubs by a magazine reporter.

Conn. Priest Accused of Paying for Male Prostitutes with Church Money

By Kilian Melloy | Wednesday Jul 7, 2010
A Roman Catholic priest in Waterbury, Connecticut has been accused of stealing more than $1 million from his parish and spending the money on lavish meals, clothing--and encounters with male prostitutes.

Gay Man A Candidate for Anglican Bishop; Conservatives Warn of a New Split

By Kilian Melloy | Monday Jul 5, 2010
The nomination of gay U.K. Anglican cleric to become a bishop threatens to sunder the Anglican church anew.

Anglican Head Opposes Lesbian’s Elevation to Bishop

By Kilian Melloy | Monday Dec 7, 2009
The election of an open lesbian to the post of assistant bishop in Los Angeles marks the second time the United States’ arm of the Anglican church has named a GLBT candidate to such a post, but some fear the occasion--celebrated by gay people of faith--could precipitate a final fracture in the Anglican church.