"Fuller House" star Candace Cameron Bure says she's open to having LGBT topics featured on the new show.
During a Television Critics Association panel discussion held in Los Angeles earlier this month, Bure, along with co-stars Jodie Sweetin and Andrea Barber, and executive producers Jeff Franklin and Robert Boyett, talked about the possibility of integrating LGBT-related issues into the plotlines. Franklin said, however, that the series would first feature an episode about same-sex marriage, according to Deadline.com.
Being an outspoken Christian, Bure was pressed by reporters about her support for religious freedom following two televised disagreement she had with "The View" co-host Raven-Symoné over Christians' right to not participate in same-sex ceremonies by providing wedding cakes and flowers, and in defense of a public high school football coach's right to pray with student-athletes after games. more >>
I just returned from the Faroe Islands, one of the most spectacularly beautiful places I have ever seen. It is also a place where families have lived in the same neighborhoods for generations, a place that quickly captured my heart.
Local Christians invited me to this country of 49,000 people to debate the question of same-sex "marriage," a question their Parliament is currently discussing. I was also asked to preach and teach in one of their churches, but the main purpose of the visit was to engage in a public debate.
The organizers of the debate extended invitations to the 14 Parliamentary members who were known to be in favor of redefining marriage. The head of the nation's LGBT organization was also invited to debate me. more >>
The Protestant State church in Western Germany, the second largest denomination in the country with more than 700 parishes, has overwhelmingly voted to allow same-sex marriage and register them as official unions.
Rheinische Evangelische Kirche, which claims to represent 2.6 million members, said in a press release posted on its website that the denomination has voted "with a very large majority" to recognize the "equality of homosexual and heterosexual couples."
Hillary Rodham Clinton received the endorsement of the United States' largest gay rights group, further cementing her support among socially liberal groups.
The Human Rights Campaign released a statement earlier this week in support of the current Democratic primary frontrunner, declaring "HRC for HRC."
"She has stood with us, and now it's our turn. Her fight is our fight," stated the HRC group, listing various positions that Clinton has taken in support of gay marriage and antidiscrimination laws. more >>
Leading evangelist Franklin Graham praised the Anglican Communion's decision last Thursday to suspend the entire U.S. Episcopal Church over its embrace of same-sex marriage, calling it a "major scolding they deserve."
In a Facebook post issued Sunday morning, Graham, the president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and the humanitarian aid group Samaritan's Purse, argued that the three-year suspension and sanctions put in place by the Archbishops of the Worldwide Anglican Communion last Thursday during their meeting in Canterbury, England, should help the Episcopal Church realize that they have moved in a direction "contrary to the Bible."
"The Episcopal Church in the U.S. has just received a major scolding. The worldwide Anglican Communion voted to suspend the entire U.S. Episcopal Church this week because it has embraced same-sex marriage, allowing the election of homosexual priests and allowing same-sex marriages to be performed," Graham wrote. "They deserve to be called out for this — it is wrong and is against what Almighty God clearly teaches in His Word." more >>
The Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church has declared that the denomination will not cease its support for gay marriage despite its three-year suspension by the Anglican Communion last week.
"They heard from me directly that that's not something that we're considering," Bishop Michael Curry told The Associated Press on Friday, talking about the sanctions imposed on the denomination after its leaders refused support the biblical definition of marriage. "They basically understand we made our decision, and this is who we are, and we're committed to being a house of prayer for all."
At the same time, however, Curry said he wants to continue working toward Anglican unity despite the different points of view on the divisive issue. more >>