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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.

Gay, Evangelical and Seeking Acceptance in Church

By Rachel Zoll | Sunday Jun 30, 2013
Evangelicals are being challenged to change their views of gays and lesbians, and the pressure isn’t coming from the gay rights movement or watershed court rulings.

Canada Reviews Aid for Evangelical Group in Uganda

Tuesday Feb 12, 2013
The Canadian government is reviewing humanitarian funding for an evangelical group that works in Uganda and has described homosexuality as perverted and sinful.

Evangelical Churches Refine Message on Gay Issues

By Travis Loller | Thursday Jan 31, 2013
Growing public acceptance of gay rights is causing some conservative evangelical churches to reconsider the way they talk about homosexuality and sin.

Helping Evangelical Christians Support Their LGBT Children

By Katie Abate | Friday Oct 26, 2012
On Oct. 29, Dr. Caitlin Ryan, director and founder of the Family Acceptance Project, will speak to Evangelical Christians about ways to accept their LGBT child within the context of their religious beliefs.

Evangelical church opens doors fully to gays

By Eric Gorski | Sunday Dec 20, 2009
The auditorium lights turned low, the service begins with the familiar rhythms of church: children singing, hugs and handshakes of greeting, a plea for donations to fix the boiler. Then the 55-year-old pastor with spiked gray hair and blue jeans launches into his weekly welcome, a poem-like litany that includes the line "queer or straight here, there’s no hate here."

Conservative Lutherans organize after vote on gays

By Ken Kusmer | Sunday Sep 27, 2009
Conservative members of the nation’s largest Lutheran denomination voted Saturday to spend the next 12 months deciding whether to split from the church after it liberalized its stance on gay clergy.

Lutheran bishop warns about withholding donations

Thursday Sep 24, 2009
The presiding bishop of the nation’s largest Lutheran denomination warned Wednesday that withholding financial support to protest a recent gay clergy vote would be "devastating" to the church.

Lutheran gay clergy vote tests mainline churches

By Eric Gorski | Sunday Aug 23, 2009
In breaking down barriers restricting gays and lesbians from the pulpit, the nation’s largest Lutheran denomination has laid down a new marker in a debate over the direction of mainline Protestant Christianity, a tradition that once dominated American religious life.

Lutherans to vote in Minn. on gay clergy proposal

Friday Aug 21, 2009
Leaders of the country’s largest Lutheran denomination are set to decide today whether gay and lesbian pastors in committed relationships should be allowed to lead individual congregations.