Category Archives: Announcements, Calls & Newsbits

Church in Cebu Planning to Ban Gays from Attending its Mass

By Ray J. A church in Cebu, Philippines has announced their intentions to ban gays from attending future masses including the traditional Sunday mass. Read More. This excerpt posted here claims no credit for any information or image posted herein: it merely hosts such information or images. The original authors, owners and/or sources hold the copyright to any information and image on this post. If there is any information or image on this post that belongs to you which you do not wish to have Read More +
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London Cardinal Celebrates Mass with LGBT Catholics

By New Ways Ministry. Affirming that in God’s mercy and love, all are acceptable and accepted, the Cardinal warned against those who would set God’s mercy and Commandments against each other. It is this understanding of mercy which is informing so much of Pope Francis’ ministry, and also the Synods’ processes. The Commandments  are not simply regulations imposed from on high, but indications of how God’s mercy can be received and embraced as we journey in the transformation to which we are called. The Cardinal Read More +
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Gay Couples shouldn’t be Invited to Family Gatherings if Children are Present

By David Hudson If homosexual relationships are intrinsically disordered, which indeed they are … then what would it mean to grandchildren to have present at a family gathering a family member who is living [in] a disordered relationship with another person? Read More. This excerpt posted here claims no credit for any information or image posted herein: it merely hosts such information or images. The original authors, owners and/or sources hold the copyright to any information and image on this post. If there is any Read More +
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Prominent Catholics call on Pope to oust San Francisco Archbishop

By Matier & Ross In an unprecedented move, more than 100 prominent Roman Catholic donors and church members signed a full-page ad running Thursday in The Chronicle that calls on Pope Francis to replace San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone for fostering “an atmosphere of division and intolerance.” Read More. This excerpt posted here claims no credit for any information or image posted herein: it merely hosts such information or images. The original authors, owners and/or sources hold the copyright to any information and image on Read More +
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Jesus was not a queer ally: why I can’t take LGBT-affirming Christianity seriously (and why queer spaces must remain secular)

By Alex Gabriel in Godlessness in Theory. If Jesus, human or divine, was a queer ally – if as is claimed, his gospel involved respecting and defending us and if he’d take our side today – why hasn’t this been clear to most Christians for most of history? Why is it a minority’s contentious view today, and why did queer-affirming Christianity only become an organised force in the global church in the last hundred years, if that? Why were Christ’s teachings misunderstood for the first Read More +
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Online Sexuality & Spirituality Conference (Metropolitan Community of Churches)

This virtual symposium (October 15-17, 2015), sponsored by the Metropolitan Community of Churches’ Office of Formation and Leadership Development and Theologies Team, will engage participants in a number of presentations, panel discussions, and other opportunities for dialogue around the important topic of Sexuality and Spirituality. Read more.    
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Workshop on Dealing with Anxiety of Public Speaking

Start date: Thursday, 26 March 2015 End date: Thursday, 28 May 2015 Time: 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Venue: Block A, Lobby 5, Unit 317, Damansara Intan. No. 1, Jalan SS/27.  Petaling Jaya Address all information to vizla.kumaresan@gmail.com      
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Prayers in India for Elderly Nun Gang-Raped at Convent

March 15, 2015, KOLKATA: Prayers were said at churches across India Sunday for an elderly nun who was gang-raped at a convent in an attack that has intensified anger over sexual violence and fuelled fears among beleaguered Christians. Read more. This is violence towards women, irrespective of whether she is a religious sister or not. Violence towards vulnerable groups – women, children, LGBTIQ persons – must be brought to an end. This excerpt posted here claims no credit for any information or image posted herein: Read More +
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‘Gay’ Umbrellas Seen At #Kitalawan Rally

By Teh Wei Soon KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 11 — … and local politician makes a startling, groundbreaking, earth-shattering, highly-intellectual discovery, and then proceeds to speak on behalf of all LGBTIQ Malaysians because he knows better: “Gay umbrella? Perhaps there were some rally supporters who did not know that it represents gay pride.” Read more. This excerpt posted here claims no credit for any information or image posted herein: it merely hosts such information or images. The original authors, owners and/or sources hold the copyright to Read More +
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Born Gay Or Born Free? Change is possible and PLUC is here to help

By Asian Beacon. “A father is a crucial role model for his children,” Pastor Tryphena Law of Malaysia explains. “Many gays come from families where mothers are powerful figures due to absentee, delinquent or weak fathers.” Read more. This excerpt posted here claims no credit for any information or image posted herein: it merely hosts such information or images. The original authors, owners and/or sources hold the copyright to any information and image on this post. If there is any information or image on this Read More +
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