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Black churches more accepting of gays, study finds

According to a new survey, overall acceptance of gays and lesbians in the country’s religious congregations rose significantly between 2006 and 2012, but declined in Catholic congregations. Duke University’s National Congregations Study found the trend by interviewing representatives from 1,331 congregations in the country. 

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Church denies family funeral because man was gay

  Julie Atwood was standing at her son’s casket when the phone rang. New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, the place where her son’s funeral was to be held the following day, was on the other line. What they told her was shocking.

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Church conference under fire for Blackface boxing skit

Organizers of the National Young Fundamentalists Conference are the latest group to come under fire for a boxing match skit involving blackface. Joseph Pickens, a pastor’s assistant, took a picture of himself dressed as Mr. T and posted the image to his Twitter page. It has sense been delete. 

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Documentary explores homophobia in black community

A new documentary is exploring a very rampant but taboo topic in the black community. The New Black, directed by Yoruba Richen, tells the story of how the African-American community deals with gay rights in light of the same-sex marriage movement. 

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Should pastors christen babies of unwed parents?

Usually, you’re not turned away when coming to a church, but one single mother claims that she was fact shunned when she attempted to have her son dedicated. Marvin Winans banned Charity Grace’s 2-year-old from participating in a special blessing at Perfecting Church in Detroit, Michigan.

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A young orphan’s plea for adoption

Davion Navar Henry Only is 15 years old. While most teens his age desire the next “it” item, he just wants a family. So on Sunday, his case worker drove him to a local church in St. Petersburg in hopes of finding him one.

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Pastor shot dead in front of congregation

A Louisianan pastor is dead and one man is in custody after he opened fire during church service Friday night. Pastor Ronald Harris was shot twice by 53-year-old Woodrow Karey as he stood at the pulpit.

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Shooting At Creflo Dollar’s Church; 1 Person Dead

This morning, a gunman entered World Changers Church International in Atlanta and opened fire, killing one person.

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REPORT: Black Woman Are Most Religious in U.S.

According to a recent study conducted by the Washington Post and the Kaiser Family Foundation, black women are the most religious segment of the U.S. population. 9 out of 10 black women say they turn to God “as their spiritual guide in all areas of their lives.”

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Black Youth Dissuaded from Asking Questions?

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This past weekend I spent time with my niece in celebration of her ninth birthday! It was great to be in the midst of young children in my family with all their wonder and innocence. On another hand, it was also tiresome answering all of their questions all day! While I am mostly joking, this […]

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