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Rev. Schaefer one of many pastors officiating gay weddings in defiance of church

I’ve been following the saga this week of the Rev. Frank Schaefer, the United Methodist minister from Spring City who was convicted under church law of officiating at his son’s same-sex wedding ceremony. He was suspended for 30 days Tuesday … Continue reading

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PA Pastor’s Network: time has come to stand for morality and religious freedom

I often get news releases put out by the PA Pastor’s Network, usually on the various cultural fights of the day. This morning, I received one from Sam Rohrer, president of PPN, that sounded quite a bit like a call … Continue reading

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Interesting gay marriage responses from Catholic Diocese, former Republican head

Interesting responses today to the SCOTUS rulings on two gay marriage cases before the court. The story broke just as I began my 10 a.m. shift, so I was thrown into it immediately. Of course, I began receiving the usual … Continue reading

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Supreme Court set to rule on gay marriage rights; poll finds LGBT less religious

Today could be the day the U.S. Supreme Court issues its ruling on gay marriage. Or more precisely, the court will issue opinions on two cases: Perry v. Hollingsworth and Windsor v. United States. In the former, the court is … Continue reading

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Gay marriage gets hearing before the U.S. Supreme Court

It cannot be understated how swiftly Americans have come around to the idea of marriage equality. Or gay marriage, depending on your preference. Since 2010, support for gay marriage has exploded in a sharp sea change not normally seen even … Continue reading

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Baltimore conference: Catholics cannot agree on position on U.S. economy

News Tuesday out of Baltimore, where the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops are holding their annual meeting. And it continued what has been a very poor November for the church. So far this month, the church saw Catholics vote for … Continue reading

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Guest column: Obama re-election isn’t worst news for America

I have always hoped to use this space as a community exchange of ideas, rather than just my voice day after day. To that end, my goal is to share this space with community bloggers on a host of faith … Continue reading

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Gay marriage support strong in New England, weak in the South

Just a quick note and another post-election follow-up on an issue of importance to the faith community. A new Pew Research Center analysis shows a geographical split on gay marriage. As supporters of same-sex marriage won key victories in several … Continue reading

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Election night winners & losers: Todd Akin, Roy Moore and gay marriage

What does a religion blogger do after an election that seemingly lasted two years without a break? Blog about the winners and losers, of course! For this, I am leaning heavily on a terrific rundown by the Religion News Service. … Continue reading

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Author says churches should sanction same-sex marriage

To date, there are four American Christian denominations that officially accept homosexuality in their clergy: Episcopalians, Lutherans, Presbyterians and the United Church of Christ. In July, the Episcopalian Church became the largest U.S. denomination to officially sanction same-sex unions by … Continue reading

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