As congregations continue to leave the United Methodist Church mainline Protestant denomination over division on LGBTQ issues, 249 North Carolina congregations disaffiliated from the UMC on Saturday, the Christian Post (CP) reports.
As the US United Methodist Church continues to lose congregations over its acceptance of same-sex marriage and ordination of noncelibate homosexuals, 58 churches in Louisiana officially disaffiliated from the denomination at the weekend, the Christian Post (CP) reports.
While the US Biden administration has stated access to gender-affirming care for children must be expanded, the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) has announced plans to restrict transgender treatment for under-18s, including banning puberty blockers outside of clinical trials.
The Supreme Court announced Tuesday it would be hearing two of its major cases this term in December, one involving the power that state legislatures have over elections and the other dispute weighing LGBT rights versus religious liberty.
Embattled Christian baker Jack Phillips is challenging a court’s determination that he violated Colorado’s anti-discrimination law when he refused to bake a cake celebrating a gender transition.
Divisions over LGBTQ-related policies have flared recently at several religious colleges in the United States. On Monday, there was a dramatic new turn at one of the most rancorous battlegrounds – Seattle Pacific University.
Thirty-one North Carolina United Methodist Church (UMC) congregations that oppose the denomination’s stance on LGBTQ issues have threatened legal action if they are prevented from exiting the UMC immediately and without having to follow a 2019 approved disaffiliation plan which some churches say is onerous, Religion News Service (RNS) reports.
A contingent of conservatives who oppose same-sex marriage has separated from the Australian Anglican church to launch a new denomination called the Diocese of the Southern Cross, Church Leaders reports.
A Florida Christian school administrator has received death threats after saying students only would be referred to by their sex assigned at birth, and LGBTQ pupils will be asked to leave.
The US Episcopal Church last month passed a resolution advocating access to gender-affirming treatment “in all forms” and for adults and children “of all ages.” The Episcopal Church is a mainline Protestant denomination that is part of the Anglican Communion.
Private religious schools won’t be required to comply with the Biden administration’s gender mandate to qualify for student-lunch funding under a newly released exemption.
An increasing number of municipalities are declaring health emergencies over monkeypox, with Los Angeles and San Diego issuing declarations this week.
A Christian university in Seattle is suing the attorney general of Washington state, claiming that his office is interfering with the school’s First Amendment right to follow its religious beliefs and prohibiting staff from engaging in “same-sex marriage and activity,” Courthouse News reports.
To organizers of the Anglican Communion’s Lambeth Conference, the global body has come to a point where it has to agree to disagree on same-sex marriage.
Unfazed by protests, Hungary’s rightwing prime minister has defended his government’s stance on LGBT rights and migration while warning that Europe cannot solve the war in Ukraine.
A Christian mayoral candidate in the UK is suing her employer for wrongful dismissal after she was fired for spreading “hate speech” by including her belief in traditional Christian marriage in her election campaign leaflet, CBN News reports.
The United Methodist Church (UMC) is being sued by 106 Florida churches that want to leave the denomination because of its progressive stance on LGBTQ marriage and clergy but do not want to pay the exit payment requested to take their properties with them, CBN News reports.
Hungary’s recently inaugurated president says she and her Brazilian counterpart have agreed to support persecuted Christians and to protect the unborn and traditional families.
Norwegian’s prime minister admitted Saturday that the detained suspect of a deadly “act of Islamist terrorism” at a gay bar and nearby venues in Oslo was not deemed a threat after being questioned last month.
A Japanese court ruled on Monday that a ban on same-sex marriage was not unconstitutional, dealing a setback to LGBTQ rights activists in the only Group of Seven nation that does not allow people of the same gender to marry.