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Greek Orthodox Bishop Convicted of Hate Speech Resigns

Greek Orthodox Bishop Convicted of Hate Speech Resigns

Aug 18
The Metropolitan Amvrosios of Kalavryta, a fiery conservative Greek Orthodox bishop known for criticizing, often in intemperate terms, those who he believed acted in a "non-Christian" / "non-Greek" way, including gays, migrants and politicians, resigned.

Java Still a No-No for Mormons Despite Fancy Coffee Names

Java Still a No-No for Mormons Despite Fancy Coffee Names

By Brady McCombs | Aug 17
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has issued a warning to members that coffee is prohibited no matter how fancy the name.

Franklin Graham Rides to Defense of NJ Mayor Who Lashed Out at LGBTQs

Franklin Graham Rides to Defense of NJ Mayor Who Lashed Out at LGBTQs

By Kilian Melloy | Aug 14
Phobes of a feather flock together: Franklin Graham has come to the defense of a Republican New Jersey mayor who sparked outrage when he declared that sexual minorities are "an affront to almighty God."

Baptist College Kicks Out Transgender Student After Surgery

Baptist College Kicks Out Transgender Student After Surgery

Aug 13
A 21-year-old transgender man says his private Tennessee college kicked him out after he got breast reduction surgery.

Muslims Clash with Israeli Police at Jerusalem Holy Site

Muslims Clash with Israeli Police at Jerusalem Holy Site

By Ilan Ben Zion | Aug 11
Muslim worshippers and Israeli police clashed Sunday at a major Jerusalem holy site during prayers marking the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Adha.

Survivors Allege Clergy Sex Abuse on Catholic Island of Guam

Survivors Allege Clergy Sex Abuse on Catholic Island of Guam

By David Goldman and Michael Biesecker | Aug 9
While the U.S. Catholic Church has been roiled by the child sexual abuse scandal for nearly two decades, Guam's faithful are still reckoning with new revelations from survivors long shamed into silence by men who claimed divine authority.

Indianapolis Jesuit School Appeals Archbishop's Decree

Indianapolis Jesuit School Appeals Archbishop's Decree

Aug 6
A Jesuit high school that the Indianapolis Archdiocese no longer recognizes as Catholic because it refused to fire a teacher in a same-sex marriage says it's appealing that decision to the Vatican.

Pope Encourages Priests Disheartened by Sex Abuse Fallout

Pope Encourages Priests Disheartened by Sex Abuse Fallout

Aug 4
Pope Francis on Sunday sent a new letter to priests worldwide offering encouragement in light of the global sex abuse scandal that has shaken the Roman Catholic Church.

Christian Couples Guru, Now Divorcing, is Sorry for Bigotry

Christian Couples Guru, Now Divorcing, is Sorry for Bigotry

Jul 30
A former relationship guru and megachurch pastor who advocated premarital purity in his 1997 book "I Kissed Dating Goodbye" now says he's "not a Christian" and he hopes gay people will forgive him for contributing "to a culture of exclusion and bigotry."

Watch: Anti-LGBTQ Cleric Claims That Women Enjoying Anal Sex Results in Gay Babies

Watch: Anti-LGBTQ Cleric Claims That Women Enjoying Anal Sex Results in Gay Babies

By Kilian Melloy | Jul 30
The biological basis of homosexuality has been a tantalizing puzzle for serious scientists, but now a Greek Orthodox bishop says he's cracked the puzzle: Gays are born when Mom and Dad do it back-door style and Mom likes it!

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