A therapist in Saginaw, Michigan was fired after refusing to provide marriage counseling to a gay couple, citing her Catholic faith as the impetus behind her decision. Believing her dismissal was unjust, Kathleen Lorentzen has now filed a lawsuit claiming religious discrimination.
About Lindsay Hueston
Hailing from the Philadelphia suburbs, Lindsay Hueston graduated from Saint Joseph's University in 2016, where she majored in English and French, and minored in Faith-Justice Studies and Leadership, Ethics, & Organizational Sustainability. She then served as a Jesuit Volunteer in Seattle at a social justice-focused newspaper, sold on the streets by homeless/low income populations. Lindsay will soon be working for NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice as a Communications Associate, and is excited to continue working at the intersections of writing, faith, and justice.
Entries by Lindsay Hueston
A basketball coach in Minnesota was not eligible to apply for a job at a…
Since France legalized same-sex marriage in 2013, support for LGBT persons in the French Catholic Church has grown immensely.
A Kentucky high school senior was recently forbidden to give his graduation speech at a…
Some LGBTQ Catholics consider church teaching on sexuality and gender issues oppressive. Yet, many also feel the Church has always been their home and struggle to stay. The Church gives these Catholics something can’t find other places. They have found ways to be authentic both in their faith identity and in their LGBTQ identity. Several Catholics have recently described how they navigate the complexities of these two identities, as well as with other identities, cultures, and life experiences that are part of their lives.
Andrew Keyes, a graduating senior at Saint Anselm’s College,New Hampshire, has been forced to resign from his role of Grand Knight at the school’s chapter of Knights of Columbus (KofC) over controversy surrounding his sexuality.
Lena Waithe strode onto this year’s Met Gala red carpet with an unmistakable message that came in a bright rainbow cape draped around her shoulders. Her message was one that LGBTQ Catholics make every time they show up at church.
A Montana priest’s social media posting which criticized the inclusion of a gay couple as co-chairs for a Catholic schools fundraiser has sparked a controversy that has received national attention.
Netflix’s “One Day at a Time,” a reboot of the 1970s Norman Lear sitcom of the same name, has been portraying modern experiences of coming out to a Catholic family in a refreshingly honest way.
A recent survey of the opinions of U.S. Catholic women has offered a glimpse of their views of many topics in the church, including LGBTQ issues.
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