Church vandalized two days after transgender town hall

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Authorities have not linked the vandalism at a NOLA UU to their town hall against violence to transgender people, but the timing has people wondering.

Dioceses in the Scottish Episcopal Church overwhelmingly vote to allow provision for equal marriage

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The Scottish Episcopal Church has been holding its diocesan synods, and voting on proposals that would allow for some clergy to perform marriages for same-sex couples. The proposals would change Canon 31 of the Scottish Episcopal Church, and will face a final vote at the General Synod, to be held this July.

Cast of Transparent releases pro-transgender Public Service Announcement

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Amazon’s hit web TV dramedy, Transparent, is about a senior aged father who transitions from presenting as male to presenting as female. He then comes out to his adult children. The cast and creators have released a PSA about Gavin Grimm, the transgender boy who is suing his local school district for not allowing him to use the boys’ restroom.

Statements released regarding the withdrawal of Philip North from nomination as bishop ordinary to the See of Sheffield

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Over the last few weeks, there has been a lot of literal and virtual ink dedicated to the announcement of the nomination of the Rt Revd Phillip North to be the bishop ordinary of the Diocese of Sheffield in the Church of England. The conversation began with an article by senior theologian Martyn Percy, Dean of Christ Church, Oxford. He pointed out North’s membership in a Church of England subgroup, the Society, which issues cards to its members allowing the male priests to show/prove that they have been ordained by a male bishop.

Dangerous baptism publicity

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A Syrian man raised in Islam converted to Christianity. He was baptized at the First Presbyterian Church in Tulsa. But when the church posted the event on their website, the man was attacked and tortured by angry relatives when he came home. He sued the church and lost.

Episcopal Church in Montana part of collaborative effort to build tiny houses for homeless people

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St. James Episcopal Church in Bozeman, Montana is working with the Human Resource Development Council, a nonprofit community action agency, and Montana State University to create a village of tiny houses that could help chronically homeless people back on their feet and into permanent homes.