Ken Wilson serves as a co-pastor of Blue Ocean Faith Ann Arbor. He was also the founding pastor at the Vineyard Church of Ann Arbor, Mich., an evangelical church. He is the author of A Letter to My Congregation: An Evangelical Pastor’s Path to Embracing People who are Gay, Lesbian and Transgender in the Company of Jesus. He […]
The Southern Cross the official newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of San Diego.
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is an international movement that identifies as Muslim but differs from Orthodox Islam in its teachings. Its U.S. headquarters is in Maryland and it maintains more than 70 chapters across the U.S.
See a list of the policies of different Christian denominations on homosexuality at ReligiousTolerance.org, which also maintains a list called “Homosexuality and religion: Policies of non-Judeo-Christian religions.”
Gallup conducts a “values and beliefs” survey each May. Read about the 2013 results, which found a record 59 percent of Americans saying that gay and lesbian relations are morally acceptable. A Gallup/USA Today poll released in December 2012 found that religious beliefs were the reason most often cited as the basis for opposing same-sex marriage.
The Pew Research Center released survey results in June 2013 indicating that LGBT adults are, on the whole, significantly less religious than the general public.
Read a May 5, 2013, New York Times story about a United Methodist Church minister — and retired dean of Yale Divinity School — who is facing a possible canonical trial after officiating at his son’s same-sex wedding.
Read a May 23, 2013, analysis at Religion News Service on how the Catholic Church is struggling to welcome openly gay members who are not allowed to take up ministry roles.
Read a May 31, 2013, story in the Los Angeles Times about a openly gay bishop elected to a Lutheran church.