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Honolulu Bishop Condemns Philly Mag Writer for Saying Jesus Would Have Been Nice to Gay People

Earlier this month, Philadelphia magazine writer Joel Mathis, who also does a syndicated column picked up in papers across the nation, wrote a piece following […]

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Pa. Bill Would Recognize May 7th as “National Day of Prayer”

A new bill in the state House would recognize May 7th as the “National Day of Prayer” in Pennsylvania. State Rep. Thomas Caltagirone, a Berks County […]

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6 Gay-Friendly Churches in Philadelphia to Attend Easter Sunday Service

With all the talk this week about the Religious Freedom Act, it may seem, as LGBT folk, that we’re anything but welcome inside the doors […]

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The Great Passover-Easter Smackdown

Today, friends, is both Good Friday and the beginning of Passover, which means that Christians and Jews celebrate important holidays at the exact same time […]

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SEPTA Will Run Anti-Islam Ads on Buses

SEPTA is giving up the fight: The transit agency has agreed to run anti-Islam ads on its buses rather than continue to fight the American […]

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GAY NEWS FLASH: Presbyterian Church (USA) Changes Its Constitution to Embrace Same-Sex Marriage

The largest body of Presbyterians in the country, Presbyterian Church (USA), has voted to change the definition of marriage in its constitution to include same-sex couples. […]

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Jewish Reform Group Installs First Openly Lesbian Leader in Philadelphia

This afternoon, at the 126th annual Central Conference of American Rabbis, which takes place in Philadelphia this year, Rabbi Denise Eger was named the reform group’s first […]

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Is President Obama Really Christian?

Forget the Oscars. Here’s how Erick Erickson, the blogger-activist recently labeled by The Atlantic as America’s “most powerful conservative,” entertained himself this weekend: I don’t […]

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Pope Francis Holds Private Audience With Transgender Man

This weekend at the Vatican, Pope Francis met with a Spanish transgender man, Diego Neria Lejárraga, after he wrote a letter to the Pope complaining […]

An employee of Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority raises his fist in the air, Friday, Oct. 28, 2005, while entering a SEPTA bus depot in north Philadelphia. | AP Photo, Joseph Kaczmarek
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SEPTA Loses Round in Anti-Islam Bus Ad Battle

SEPTA has lost an early round in its battle to keep an anti-Islam advertisement off of its buses. A federal judge last week ruled the […]

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96-Year-Old Pastor Has Credentials Revoked After Officiating Gay Son’s Wedding

An all-too-familiar, all-too-unfortunate story: Chester Wenger has dedicated 65 years of his life to the Mennonite Church USA, serving as a pastor, missionary, and church leader […]

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GAY NEWS FLASH: Defrocked Reverend Frank Schaefer Refrocked By Methodist Church

Reverend Frank Schaefer, the man who was defrocked by the Methodist Church for officiating the marriage of his gay son, received some good news this […]

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Philadelphia Has a Burqa Crisis?

[UPDATE: Daniel Pipes has responded to Joel Mathis in the comments.] Let’s say, for the sake of argument, that it was a dude dressed like […]

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GAY NEWS FLASH: Pittsburgh Episcopal Diocese Says Clergy Can Sign Same-Sex Marriage Certificates

Big news out of our sister city to the west. New rules out of the Pittsburgh Episcopal Diocese say clergy can now sign marriage certificates between […]

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Kevin Johnson Resigns at Bright Hope Church

It’s been a stunning rise and fall for Kevin Johnson, the pastor of Bright Hope Baptist Church: He started the year preparing to run a […]