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US Jews fear collision with expected Israeli government

Dec. 07, 2022 10:16 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s ties to the Jewish American community, one of its closest and most important allies, are about to be put to the test, with Israel’s emerging far-right government on a collision course with Jews in the United States. Major Jewish American organizations,...

Friction over LGBTQ issues worsens in global Anglican church

Dec. 07, 2022 09:37 AM EST

Friction has long-simmered within the global Anglican Communion over its 42 provinces’ sharp differences on whether to recognize same-sex marriage and ordain LGBTQ clergy. The divisions widened this year as conservative bishops affirmed their opposition to LGBTQ inclusion and demanded...

Friction over LGBTQ issues worsens in global Anglican church

Dec. 07, 2022 09:34 AM EST

Friction has been simmering within the global Anglican Communion for many years over its 42 provinces’ sharp differences on whether to recognize same-sex marriage and ordain LGBTQ clergy. This year, the divisions have widened, as conservative bishops – notably from Africa and Asia – affirmed...

Colorado gay club shooting suspect charged with hate crimes

Dec. 06, 2022 20:49 PM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The suspect accused of entering a Colorado gay nightclub clad in body armor and opening fire with an AR-15-style rifle, killing five people and wounding 17 others, was charged by prosecutors Tuesday with 305 criminal counts including hate crimes and murder. ...

Garland: Justice Dept.'s civil rights work is key priority

Dec. 06, 2022 19:07 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The early work of the Justice Department’s civil rights division meant confronting white supremacists who were intimidating Black voters, and 65 years later, its work is just as urgent amid a surge of hate crimes in the U.S., Attorney General Merrick Garland said Tuesday. ...

Some LGBTQ believers stick with faiths that repudiate them

Dec. 06, 2022 17:25 PM EST

When queer students at Yeshiva University sued the school for discrimination in spring 2021, critics were quick to question why LGBTQ students would opt for an Orthodox Jewish university in the first place. But for many LGBTQ Orthodox Jews, as with believers of other faiths, their...

Suspect in Colorado Springs gay nightclub shooting charged with hate crimes and murder

Dec. 06, 2022 10:37 AM EST
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Suspect in Colorado Springs gay nightclub shooting charged with hate crimes and murder.

Across vast Muslim world, LGBTQ people remain marginalized

Dec. 06, 2022 08:13 AM EST

YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — On the outskirts of Yogyakarta is a small boarding school with a mission that seems out of place in Indonesia, a nation with more Muslim citizens than any other. Its students are transgender women. It is a rare oasis of LGBTQ acceptance across the...

Across vast Muslim world, LGBTQ people remain marginalized

Dec. 06, 2022 08:11 AM EST

YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — On the outskirts of Yogyakarta, an Indonesian city that’s home to many universities, is a small boarding school with a mission that seems out of place in a nation with more Muslim citizens than any other. Its students are transgender women. It is a...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Dec. 06, 2022 07:12 AM EST

Indianapolis Business Journal. December 2, 2022. Editorial: Legislation protects religious groups, same-sex couples Kudos to U.S. Sen. Todd Young, R-Ind., for his vote this week to ensure that same-sex marriage is enshrined in federal law and not left to the whim of...