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Pope Aims to Assure Conservatives Marriage Doctrine Safe

By Nicole Winfield | Oct 6
Pope Francis sought Tuesday to assure conservatives that Catholic doctrine on marriage is safe, as a three-week meeting of bishops began hashing out how the church should welcome gays, divorcees and other Catholics in "irregular" unions.

Tenn. Woman Petitions God to Direct His Anti-Gay Marriage Wrath Elsewhere

Oct 6
A resolution is set to be heard by the Blount County Agenda Committee in Tennessee Tuesday to officially petition God's mercy for the suburban Knoxville area, should the almighty choose to smite them in retribution for the legalization of gay marriage.

Gay Conversion Therapy Criticized by Southern Baptist Theologian

Oct 5
A leading Southern Baptist theologian spoke out against psychological counseling aimed at turning young gays straight, saying homosexuality cannot be turned off like a switch.

Transgender Issues to be Discussed by Southern Baptist Seminary

Oct 5
A conference hosted by the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary will focus on what it calls the "present crisis" of gay and transgender issues.

Petition Calls on Vatican to Fire Official Behind Kim Davis Meeting

Oct 5
A petition is being circulated to have Pope Francis fire the Vatican ambassador (apostolic nuncio) who many believe purposefully invited Kim Davis to meet with the Pope in an effort to embarrass the liberal-leaning pontiff.

Pope Urges Prejudices Be Put Aside At Start Of Family Synod

By Nicole Winfield | Oct 5
Pope Francis on Monday told a contentious gathering of the world's bishops on family issues to put aside their personal prejudices and have the courage and humility to be guided by God.

Gay Former Student of Pope Francis' Speaks Out

By Jessica Gresko | Oct 4
An openly gay former student of Pope Francis' who visited with the pope during his recent trip to Washington said he was surprised Francis had met with Kim Davis.

Pope Asserts Marriage is Forever at Start of Family Meeting

By Nicole WInfield | Oct 4
A mid-level official in the Vatican's orthodoxy office, Monsignor Krzysztof Charamsa, announced Saturday that that he was a proud gay priest (with a boyfriend), called for the synod to take up the plight of gays, and denounced the church's homophobia.

Vatican Fires Gay Priest on Eve of Synod

Oct 3
The Vatican on Saturday fired a monsignor who came out as gay on the eve of a big meeting of the world's bishops to discuss church outreach to gays, divorcees and more traditional Catholic families.

Vatican Confirms Pope Met With Gay Student, Partner

By Nicole Winfield | Oct 2
The Vatican is confirming that the only "audience" the pope had while he was in Washington was with a former student and his family: Yayo Grassi, an openly gay Argentine who visited Francis with his longtime partner and some friends.

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