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Methodist Panel Hears Appeal Over Gay Wedding

RELIGION | By Travis Loller | Thursday Oct 23, 2014
A Methodist pastor who was disciplined for officiating at his son's same-sex wedding will soon find out whether he can remain an ordained minister in the nation's second-largest Protestant denomination.

Dancing Priests Become Internet Sensation

RELIGION | By Trisha Thomas | Oct 23
A video of a pair of dueling, dancing American priests studying in Rome has gone viral, following in the footsteps of a now-famous Italian nun whose Alicia Keyes-esque voice won her a singing contest and a record contract.

Methodist Panel to Hear Appeal Over Gay Wedding

RELIGION | By Travis Loller | Oct 22
A Methodist pastor who became a gay rights activist after he was disciplined for officiating at his son's wedding to another man will soon find out whether he can remain an ordained minister

Catholic School Says 'No Way' to Ellen Page Film About Gays

RELIGION | By Winnie McCroy | Oct 22
Well, forget about being Christlike. A Catholic boys' school has come under fire after they refused to let the film "Freeheld" be filmed there, because stars Julianne Moore and Ellen Page play a lesbian couple.

Reports: Televangelist Urged Vasectomies, Abortion

RELIGION | Oct 21
Televangelist Ernest Angley has long controlled members of his Akron-area congregation by advising them not to have children, shunning those who leave the church and using free labor at his for-profit buffet restaurant and television statioN.

Pope Beatifies Paul VI at Remarkable Synod's End

RELIGION | By Nicole Winfield | Oct 20
Pope Francis on Sunday beatified Pope Paul VI, concluding the remarkable meeting of bishops debating family issues that drew parallels to the tumultuous reforms of the Second Vatican Council which Paul oversaw and implemented.

Bishops Scrap Welcome to Gays in Sign of Split

RELIGION | By Nicole Winfield and Daniela Petroff | Oct 19
Catholic bishops scrapped their landmark welcome to gays Saturday, showing deep divisions at the end of a two-week meeting sought by Pope Francis to chart a more merciful approach to ministering to Catholic families.

Bishops Revise Document on Gays, Expect Approval

RELIGION | By Nicole Winfield | Oct 18
Catholic bishops predicted widespread approval Saturday of a revised document laying out the church's position on gays, sex, marriage and divorce, saying the report is a "balanced" reflection of church teaching and pastoral demands.

Gay Marriage: North Carolina Official Resigns

RELIGION | Oct 17
A North Carolina official resigned Thursday rather than perform gay marriages, an individual stand that comes as fewer and fewer states are holding on to oppose same-sex unions.

Pat Robertson Says Kenyan Towels Can Give You AIDS

RELIGION | By EDGE | Oct 17
Can you get AIDS from a towel? According to Pat Robertson you can.

Houston Changes Approach to Sermon Subpoenas

RELIGION | By Michael Graczyk | Oct 17
Houston city attorneys are no longer seeking through subpoenas sermons from five pastors who publicly opposed an ordinance banning discrimination against gay and transgender residents.