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Gay advocacy - Latest News
May 31, 2015 - 08:47 pm .- In response to claims that a “gay rights activist” is acting as “gatekeeper” to exhibitors at the upcoming World Meeting of Families, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia has said that nothing could be farther from the truth.
Apr 1, 2015 - 05:22 pm .- The editor of Religion News Service has denied that a grant from a wealthy LGBT advocacy funder has biased its coverage of traditional religion, which includes a recent controversial story on Cardinal Raymond Burke.
Mar 16, 2015 - 05:35 pm .- A Vatican official says there will be no papal endorsement for an LGBT activist video whose backers want it to reach Pope Francis.
Sep 5, 2014 - 11:48 am .- A spokesman for the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade said the inclusion of an LGBT activist group in the traditionally Catholic parade was a “gesture of goodwill,” though concerns have been raised that some outside groups aim to remove the event’s Catholic character.  
Mar 7, 2014 - 02:34 am .- Less than a year after the Boy Scouts lifted its ban on openly homosexual members, the Walt Disney Company has cut the scouting organization from an employee donation program because it does not allow openly gay scout leaders.
Dec 20, 2013 - 03:55 pm .- Camille Paglia, a feminist, lesbian professor, harshly criticized the suspension of Phil Robertson for his statements supporting the traditional Christian view of sexuality, saying such condemnation rejects the freedom of speech.
Dec 19, 2013 - 05:44 pm .- The recent suspension of “Duck Dynasty” patriarch Phil Robertson over comments made on homosexual behavior has prompted a storm of controversy and major boycott threats. 
Nov 5, 2013 - 04:52 pm .- A bill to prohibit workplace discrimination against homosexual and transgender persons poses serious threats to religious freedom and undermines the biological basis of gender, say its critics as it heads to a crucial Senate vote.  
Jun 28, 2013 - 12:04 pm .- Citing concerns over gay activism, a bishop from the Dominican Republic said that the Church in the country does not approve of the new appointee as U.S. ambassador to the nation.
May 17, 2013 - 02:04 am .- As a new bill aims to bar federal funding of adoption services that do not place children with gay couples, an Illinois Catholic leader warned a similar law there downsized faith-based agencies.
Apr 5, 2013 - 06:10 pm .- Students and parishioners are speaking up for a Catholic priest after two gay students at George Washington University said they want him removed for supporting the Church's stance on homosexual behavior.
Feb 7, 2013 - 12:03 am .- The Boy Scouts of America have announced that they will delay voting on the decision to reverse a ban on gay individual and troop leader participation within the organization until May.
Nov 2, 2012 - 10:30 am .- A group of Catholic lay leaders in Washington state has asked voters to oppose the state’s “gay marriage” ballot proposal Referendum 74, warning against those who “do not accurately represent Catholic teaching.”
Sep 21, 2012 - 03:04 am .- Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles has placed Father Joseph Palacios on leave from ministry because of his promotion of same-sex “marriage.”
Sep 12, 2012 - 02:02 am .- A Franciscan University of Steubenville course description that lists homosexuality as deviant behavior has drawn critical attention from the only social work accreditation council in the U.S.
Sep 5, 2012 - 01:06 am .- For the first time in American history, a major U.S. political party has incorporated support for a redefinition of marriage into its official statement of beliefs.
Aug 16, 2012 - 04:59 pm .- Family Research Council president Tony Perkins called for an end to the “reckless rhetoric” that may have motivated a gunman to open fire on a security guard at the organization’s headquarters.
Jul 24, 2012 - 12:01 am .- The Boy Scouts of America has drawn praise for upholding a policy of prohibiting openly homosexual leaders and members, in order to align with its founding principles and respect the role of parents in educating their own children.
Jul 19, 2012 - 02:04 am .- Google's push for the legal recognition of same-sex relationships in countries like Poland has drawn the ire of critics, who suggest the company should address basic human rights violations elsewhere.
Jun 4, 2012 - 04:06 pm .- Bishop Juan Vicente Cordoba, secretary for the Colombian bishops' conference, has allegedly been sued by columnist and gay activist Felipe Zuleta over his support of marriage as between one man and one woman.