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(Don’t) Eat, Pray, Hate: Christian Organization Plans 40 Day Fast Against Marriage

NATIONAL | By Bobby McGuire | Tuesday Apr 22, 2014
The Family Foundation of Virginia and other anti-gay gay religious organizations around America in an marathon protest against marriage equality that will include 40 days of prayer and fasting.

Terry Angel Mason wants to save the world -- and his fiance -- from the anti-gay abuses in Uganda

Bishop Terry Angel Mason on HIV and Uganda

FAMILY | By Winnie McCroy | Apr 22
Bishop Terry Angel Mason wants to make the world safe for LGBTs, here and in Uganda. But first, he needs to get his family safely out.

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Christian Group Denies Ad Trying to Change Gays Via Grindr

RELIGION | By Winnie McCroy | Apr 21
A Christian group that’s running a large-scale ad campaign on Grindr to save LGBTs from their sinful lifestyle now denies its intentions.

Cokie Roberts with Ralph Reed

Christian Activists: Children Better Off Orphans Than With Gay Parents

NATIONAL | By EDGE | Apr 21
The religious right’s love affair with the anti-gay policies of Russian President Vladmir Putin continued Sunday on the weekly edition of ABC’s "This Week" when a panel of mostly conservative commentators supported the ban on gay adoption in Russia.

Pope Francis incenses the faithful as he arrives to celebrate an Easter Sunday Mass in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican Sunday, April 20, 2014

Pope Francis, huge crowd joyously celebrate Easter

RELIGION | By Frances D’Emilio | Apr 20
Celebrating Easter Sunday, Christianity’s most joyous and hopeful day, Pope Francis prayed for peace in Ukraine and Syria and for an end to the terrorist attacks in Nigeria that have targeted many Christians.

Gay? Mormon? Affirmation Can Help

RELIGION | By Christiana Lilly | Apr 20
As a junior at Brigham Young University, John Gustav-Wrathall was struggling with his sexuality, he was suicidal, and devastated over the idea of leaving behind the Mormon church that had been his entire life.

Atheist National Conference Aims at Mormon Church

RELIGION | By Annie Knox | Apr 18
Leaders of a national atheist group say the best spot to find a nonbeliever is in a place of faith.

Pat Robertson: It’s OK for Christians to Be Friends With Artsy Gays

NATIONAL | By Bobby McGuire | Apr 17
Good news! According to televangelist Pat Robertson, although gays are bound to end up spending an eternity in hell, if you’re a faithful Christian who happens to be friend with one, you won’t incur the wrath of the almighty.

Gene Robinson tweeted this photo of President Obama at the Prayer Breakfast with the tagline ’OMG’

Gay Bishop Gene Robinson Leads White House Easter Prayer

RELIGION | By Winnie McCroy | Apr 15
Gene Robinson received quite a surprise this Monday, April 14, when President Barack Obama unexpectedly tapped the former first openly gay Episcopal bishop to lead the closing prayer at the White House Easter celebration.

A woman walks through the remains of a house destroyed by a wildfire, in Valparaiso, Tuesday April 15, 2014. A raging fire leaped from hilltop to hilltop in this port city, killing more than a dozen people and destroying thousands of homes.

Chilean Pastor Blames Inferno on Civil Unions Bill

INTERNATIONAL | By EDGE | Apr 15
According to a Chilean pastor, God’s objection to the country’s civil union bill was to blame for a massive forest fire that devastated parts of the coastal city of Valpara√≠so on April 12.

Russell Crowe as ’Noah’

Gays Caused That Flood!: Conservative Writer Angered Over ’Noah’ Inaccuracies

NATIONAL | By EDGE | Apr 15
The conservative Christian uproar over the film "Noah" continued last week when conservative Christian writer Don Feder blasted the biblical era blockbuster for what he considers pro-environmental politics and for not blaming the flood on the gays.