We have no reliable figures on just how many priests in the Catholic Church are gay. The Vatican has conducted many studies on its own clergy but never on this subject. The consensus in my own research over the past few months converged on around 30 to 40 percent among parish priests and considerably more than that — as many as 60 percent or higher — among religious orders like the Franciscans or the Jesuits. This fact hangs in the air as a giant, unsustainable paradox. The massive cognitive dissonance this requires is becoming harder to sustain. The collapse of the closet in public and private life in the past three decades has made the disproportionate homosexuality of the Catholic priesthood much less easy to hide, ignore, or deny.
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Laurel Wamsley. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Thursday that it will no longer consider people in same-sex marriages to be apostates. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced on Thursday that it was reversing its controversial policy that classified people in same-sex marriages as "apostates. The change was attributed to President Dallin Oaks, and the church said it was intended to "help affected families" and "to reduce the hate and contention so common today. Children of parents who identify themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender may now be blessed as infants and baptized. The policy had divided the church, and many members felt it punished children. The children of such marriages could only be baptized once they turned 18, and to do so they needed to move out of the household and disavow same-sex cohabitation and marriage.
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Every week, Inside Africa takes its viewers on a journey across Africa, exploring the true diversity and depth of different cultures, countries and regions. CNN -- It all started with David Kato, the Ugandan gay-rights activist who was bludgeoned to death in his home in That's what first drew award-winning photojournalist Daniella Zalcman to Kampala to meet the country's few but fearless gay-rights activists. A year earlier, Ugandan tabloid Rolling Stone no connection to the music magazine published names, addresses and photographs of alleged homosexuals under the banner "Hang Them" Kato was among those named.