Did U.S. Senator Kirk Purposefully Sabotage Pro-Family Event?

by (@ChelsenVicari) November 23, 2013

Officials with pro-family organizations are protesting after apparently being purposefully slighted when a sponsoring U.S. Senator abruptly pulled the plug on a Capitol Hill symposium the night before it was scheduled to occur.

Politicizing Tragedy

by (@TheIRD) October 4, 2013

In the wake of an emerging consensus among journalists that Matthew Shepard was not murdered in a hate crime due to his sexual identity, The Episcopal Church’s determination to continue their uncritical support for the false narrative that portrays him as a gay martyr serves only to politicize a horrific tragedy.

Wild Goose Goes Gay – and a Whole Lot More

by (@JeffreyHWalton) August 13, 2013

An annual gathering of emergent, progressive and liberal mainline Christians embraced lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) causes as it met outside of Asheville, NC this week.

Claremont School of Theology Solidifies Progressive Orientation with New Leadership

by (@JohnLomperis) June 4, 2013

By John Lomperis (@JohnLomperis) Claremont School of Theology (CST) has announced that this summer, the Rev. Dr. Kah-Jin Jeffrey Kuan will become its new president, while its current president, Rev. Dr. Jerry D. Campbell, will continue on as president of Claremont-Lincoln University. CST is one of the thirteen official, offering-plate-funded United Methodist seminaries in the […]

Transgender Clergy: Disproportionately from Conservative Backgrounds?

by (@JeffreyHWalton) January 5, 2013

Liberal activist and Episcopal clergywoman Susan Russell recently tweeted an interesting article from Politics and Religion about Cameron Partridge, a transgender clergyman appointed by Massachusetts Bishop Thomas Shaw to be Episcopal Chaplain for Boston University. While Russell celebrates Partridge’s distinction of being one of the first transgender chaplains at a major university, another item was […]

Outgoing Episcopal Bishop Rebuffs Tolerance

by (@JeffreyHWalton) October 3, 2012

Bishop Gene Robinson spoke at the Human Rights Campaign headquarters in Washingto, DC on October 1. (Photo credit: Cornell University)   Recently Bishop Gene Robinson attended incognito a worship service at an evangelical mega church in San Diego. “It was so paranoid,” the Episcopal Church’s first openly partnered homosexual bishop recalled of his experience at […]

UM Bishop Joins Gay Rights Anti-Marriage Press Conference on Capitol Hill

by (@TheIRD) May 27, 2011

Eric LeMasters May 27, 2011 Bishop Minerva Carcano is making her rounds and backing divisive issues.   A droning, meditative chant to the “Buddha of infinite life and light” introduced the Human Rights Campaign’s “Clergy Call” May 24 press conference, ending a two day gathering of religious activists urging Congress to repeal the Defense of […]

Understanding Evangelical Drift

by (@JeffreyHWalton) May 28, 2009

The following originally appeared in a recent Anglican Action Weekly e-newsletter. If you would like to receive our weekly e-newsletter, register as an IRD User today. Since my coverage of the Human Rights Campaign’s recent “Clergy Call” conference (in which prominent Evangelist Tony Campolo took part, and other evangelical leaders such as Florida pastor Joel Hunter and […]

Metropolitan Church Hosts D.C. Gay Event with Human Rights Campaign

by (@TheIRD) June 20, 2008

According to a panel recently hosted by the predominantly homosexual Metropolitan Community Church of Washington D.C., God approves of the use of sex toys, the Bible can be a “problematic document,” and societal pressures would cause Jesus to hold prejudices if he lived on earth today. Would Jesus discriminate? This was the question posed at […]