NEWS NOTES: Lesbian Choir Sings at Catholic Shrine; Fired Church Worker Inspires New LGBT Group; and More

Today's post features short news notes including a lesbian choir performing at a Catholic shrine, a new LGBT group formed by a fired church worker's students, and a teacher in Milan who promoted reparative therapy to teenage boys. Read More

Disputes Erupt in Alberta over Anti-LGBT “Morality Clauses” in Church Worker Contracts

Controversies have erupted in Alberta, Canada over church workers can be forced to sign LGBT-negative contract clauses as a condition of employment, a situation which has prompted both LGBT advocates and government officials to speak out as well as a convening of the province's bishops. Read More

German Students Protest When Gay Teacher Is Not Re-Hired at Catholic School

Over 600 students at a Catholic secondary school in Germany have protested the dismissal of a popular teacher trainee whose permanent job offer was rescinded when he disclosed his intent to marry his male partner. Read More

Archbishop: LGBT Teachers Should Stay Quiet about Relationships, Keep Distance from Schools

An archbishop in Australia suggested during government testimony that LGBT church workers should keep their relationships relatively private and live a distance from their place of employment if they wish to keep their jobs. Read More

NEWS NOTES: Bishops Recognize TDOR; Catholics Join Anti-Criminalization Work; and More

Today's post features short news notes including the English bishops' support for Transgender Day of Remembrance, Catholic leaders involvement in anti-criminalization efforts, a petition supporting fired church worker Keith Kozak, and more. Read More

With Lawsuits Pending, Second Employee Claims Discrimination By Catholic High School

A second LGBT employee has claimed discrimination by Roncalli Catholic High School, which now faces two potential lawsuits after pending federal complaints were announced last week. Read More

QUOTE TO NOTE: Solidarity with LGBT People Is a Pro-Life Issue

The forced resignation of San Diego gay pastoral worker Aaron Bianco because of violent threats against him, his husband, and his family by right-wing Catholics has other members speaking out in support of Catholic values which affirm LGBT people.  Read More

Gay Pastoral Minister Resigns Because of Fear for His Safety

The movement to expel LGBT church workers from their jobs has reached a new low, as a pastoral minister in San Diego was forced to resign from his job because of fear for his safety. Read More

Gay Church Worker Is Victim of Repeated Hate Crimes Due to Right-Wing Catholic Campaign

A gay church worker has been the target of yet another hate crime spurred on by rightwing Catholic groups, which left him questioning whether to remain in ministry and should be a moment for church leaders to reject anti-LGBT hate unequivocally. Read More

Latest Church Firing Highlights How Out of Proportion LGBT Issues Have Become in Our Church

The latest story of  church worker being fired over LGBT issues is a case study in micro-management that should not be part of the way religious institutions are administered. Read More