Charlie Van Dyke
By Bob Connors,

A Catholic priest has been rebuked after performing a reading in his cousin's same-sex wedding.

Michael DeVito, of Sacred Heart Church in Suffield, Conn., was called into his archbishop's office after a wedding announcement in The New York Times mentioned that DeVito assisted in the August ceremony.

Hartford ... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
Movie Reviews
Posted August 24, 2012 by Charlie Van Dyke in GLBTQ
by Bishop Chris Carpenter

I feel uniquely personal connections to two acclaimed documentaries opening in theaters this weekend. The first, Somewhere Between, is “a delicately wrought, deeply felt” (according to its Variety review) profile of four of the approximately 80,000 children in the U.S. who have been adopted from China since 1989. Hav... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
Hold The Judgment
Posted June 18, 2012 by Charlie Van Dyke in GLBTQ
By David Briggs
From Huffington Post

A Pentecostal pastor lays down a saw at a residence for homeless people with AIDS, raps on wood and expresses pride in being able to look out in his church and see two pews filled with people with HIV.

A retired Episcopalian schoolteacher in her 80s, with a shawl over the shoulders of her barely 5-foot frame, ... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
By Elizabeth Landau
(CNN) -- On her wedding day, Jessica Port wore a tan and black dress to match the tan button-down shirt and patterned necktie of her spouse-to-be, Virginia Anne Cowan.

They had taken a vacation from their home in Washington D.C. to a San Francisco courthouse in 2008 to get married, since California had recently begun to all... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
By LZ Granderson

(CNN) -- It feels as if I've been living a double life all of these years, and I do not want to deceive you, or myself, any longer. The burden has become too heavy, the struggle to deny my true self, too great.

In order to be free I have tell you something. I am black.

I know; I should have told you sooner. But I was afraid. Aft... read more
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