The state of New York has foreclosed on a virulently anti-LGBT church in New York City. DNAInfo New York reports that Atlah Worldwide Church and its pastor, the Rev. James Manning, owe $194,000 for unpaid water bills.
A federal court has ruled that a controversial ex-fire chief of Atlanta may move forward with his lawsuit against the city.
Kelvin Cochran, who served as Atlanta fire chief in 2008 and from 2010-2014, sued the city last year with the assistance of Alliance Defending Freedom, a Religious Right legal group, following a dispute over the distribution of religious material.
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed suspended Cochran for 30 days after he distributed copies of his religious book to employees. The book, Who Told You That You Were Naked?, compared LGBT people to pedophiles.
The world’s eyes are on Russia.
That’s probably little surprise, since the country is set to host the Winter Olympics next month. But its anti-gay policies threaten to distract from the Olympic pageantry as a government crackdown on LGBT activists raises global ire.
The website of Shannon, Miss., advertises the town as a place for growth – and a bulwark of family values.
“Today we take pride in being on the quiet side of county with our relaxed country living where traditions of family, faith, and brotherly love make up who we are today,” it reads.
Russia’s harsh new anti-gay laws have drawn global outcry – but they’re also receiving support from some unexpected quarters. A faction within the Religious Right has put aside its historical distrust of the former “evil empire” to lavish praise on the country’s efforts to curtail the gay rights movement.