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Scottish Official Responds to Email Claiming His Homosexuality Caused Church Fire

A gay government official in Scotland has responded strongly and civilly on Twitter to to a homophobic email which blamed a recent church fire on his sexuality. Read More

Scottish Bishops Restate Their Opposition to Hate Crime Bill with LGBTQ Protections

Catholic leaders in Scotland have joined with Protestants to oppose parts of a proposed hate crime bill that they fear would limit their abilities to legally make negative statements about LGBTQ people. Read More

Catholic Teachings Inhibit LGBTQ-Inclusive Sex Education Policies

In some regions of the world, Catholic teachings on sexuality and gender have been inhibiting more comprehensive, LGBTQ-inclusive sex education programs from being implemented in public fora. This post includes two examples. Read More

Scotland’s Bishops: New Hate Crime Legislation Could Outlaw Bible and Catholic Teaching

In an appeal to Scotland's government, the nation's bishops have claimed that proposed hate crime legislation could effectively outlaw the Bible and Catholic teachings if some consider them offensive. Read More

Gabon Archdiocese Opposes Homosexuality Decriminalization; And More Catholic LGBTQ News

Today's post features news items on a Gabon archbishop's unsuccessful attempt to stop the decriminalization of homosexuality in that country, a Ugandan bishop's opposition to LGBTQ adoptions, the Scottish church's efforts against transgender laws, and more. Read More

Scottish Bishops Signal Opposition to New Bill Aimed at Easing Gender Transitions

The Catholic Church in Scotland has urged Scottish Catholics to oppose a new national parliament bill designed to help transgender people transition genders more easily. Read More

Education Official Defends Catholic Participation in Scotland’s New LGBT Curriculum

A key church official in Scotland has affirmed Catholics' participation in developing the country's new LGBT curriculum, reportedly the first such standards to be implemented in the world and which set a model for Catholic education worldwide. Read More

NEWS NOTES: U.S. Priests Affirm LGBT Ministry; Costa Rican Bishops Condemn Marriage Equality; And More

Today's post features short news notes including U.S. Catholic priests' resolution supporting LGBT ministry, the Costa Rican bishops' condemnation of marriage equality, and a conference of gay-negative Christians seeking to promote LGBT people's dignity. Read More

University Chaplain in Scotland Dismissed for Calling Pride a “Gross Offense to God”

A Scottish priest has been removed from his chaplaincy position after hosting a prayer service against Pride festivities. Read More

Not Everyone Was Happy When Scottish School Received an LGBT Award

A non-denominational Christian-based school in Scotland is facing backlash from a Catholic group after receiving an award for its inclusion of LGBT students. Read More