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Pastor Bert Farias

Anti-Gay Pastor: Don't Hate Me But Gays Are Possessed By Smelly Demons

RELIGION | By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Jul 23, 2014
Pastor Bert Farias, founder of Holy Fire Ministries says he doesn't want gays to hate him but they are possessed by smelly demons that pigs won't tolerate.

Sacro Cuore Catholic school could lose funding over anti-gay discrimination

Italian Catholic School Fires Lesbian Teacher to 'Protect Ethics'

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 22
After the headmistress of a Catholic school in Italy allegedly fired a teacher for being lesbian, the school now faces the threat of losing funding for the action.

Rev. Frank Schaefer

Minister: Methodist Church Appeals 'Refrocking'

RELIGION | Jul 19
A Methodist minister ousted and then reinstated after presiding over his son's gay marriage says the church is appealing his refrocking.

Researcher and Brown University visiting scholar Jay Michaelson, Ph.D.

Report Exposes Deceptions by the Religious Right

NATIONAL | By Chuck Colbert | Jul 19
Surprise, surprise, surprise: The Religious Right is full of lies! A new report highlights a stepped-up shift in strategy and tactics as anti-LGBT activists claim they're the ones being oppressed.

Colleen Simon

Lesbian Sues Kansas City Diocese Over Firing

RELIGION | By Rachel Zoll | Jul 17
A parish food pantry worker who was fired over her marriage to another woman sued the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph on Thursday, the latest in a growing number of clashes over gay rights between Roman Catholic leaders and their employees nationwide.

Panic and Prayer: The Christian Right Responds to Archie's Death

RELIGION | By Bobby McGuire | Jul 17
The Christian right prayer and panic machine went into overdrive this week upon learning that comic book icon Archie would die taking a bullet for his gay best friend. Here's a partial round up.

Catholic Group Pulls Funding From Non-Profit Over Gay Marriage Stance

RELIGION | By Gosia Wozniack and Lisa Leff | Jul 16
A Catholic organization has decided to cut off long-standing funding to a Portland, Oregon, immigrant rights group over its affiliation with an organization that supports same-sex marriage.

Bryan Fischer

Bryan Fischer is Sick and Tired of You Bullying Him

RELIGION | By Jason St. Amand | Jul 16
The American Family Association's Bryan Fischer is floored over the CDC's latest survey, that finds just under 2% of the U.S. is gay, lesbian or bi, and said he is sick and tired of "tiny little minority" of belligerent bullies.

Rev. Mark Creech, executive director of the Christian Action league of North Carolina, speaks as other pastors from around the state gather at the Old Capitol in Raleigh, N.C., Tuesday,

North Carolina Pastors Rally For Gay Marriage Ban

RELIGION | By Katelyn Ferral | Jul 16
Pastors on Tuesday called on North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory to defend that state's constitutional amendment banning gay marriage in the face of lawsuits from same-sex couples in the state and around the country.

Gretchen Carlson

Fox News' Carlson Blames 'Seinfeld' for Holiday Spirit Decline

RELIGION | By Bobby McGuire | Jul 15
While promoting her upcoming hate-group backed film, "Persecuted," Fox News personality Gretchen Carlson started shopping early for the "War on Christmas" by blaming "Seinfeld" and the Festivus pole for the decline in holiday spirit.

Rev. Charles Moore

Texas United Methodist Minister Burns Himself to Death to Protest Homophobia

RELIGION | By Jason St. Amand | Jul 15
A retired United Methodist minister from Texas burned himself to death last month to protest discrimination, sexism, racism and homophobia.