5 LGBT things you need to know today, Feb. 10

1. A new proposed bill in Texas would let therapists who practice conversion therapy keep their licenses, even if conversion therapy is banned. 2. Doctors say a man in Canada contracted a Truvada-resistant s...

Bangladesh LGBT editor hacked to death, NGMA responds

The murder of Xulhaz Mannan, editor of the Bangladesh LGBT publication Roopbaan, along with a friend, Mahbub Rabbi Tonoy, has caught worldwide attention and daily criticism of the treatment of LGBT people in th...
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Herman Cain: Sure, I’d hire a gay person to work in the White House (but not a Muslim)

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GOP presidential candidate and Georgia resident Herman Cain says he would have no problem hiring an openly gay staffer to work for him if elected president. And he said so with the leader of the Iowa anti-gay marriage movement at his side.

The story was reported by Jennifer Jacobs at the Des Moines Register as part of the newspaper's "2012 Iowa Caucuses" special online section.

Cain was in Iowa on June 6 at a speech hosted by the Family Leader, headed up by Bob Vander Plaats. Vander Plaats and the Family Leader were part of a campaign to oust three Iowa Supreme Court judges after they voted to legalize gay marriage in the state in 2009. Joining Family Leader was the anti-gay National Organization for Marriage.

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Sunday services

LGBT-friendly churches host plethora of Sunday worship services

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Religion blog: Hysteria and paranoia over so-called ‘Ground Zero mosque’

By the time readers are done reading this particular blog I may lose a few friends, maybe a few church members and a few colleagues will finally have proof that I have "just finally gone over the cliff.”

Those who are promoting the hysteria and paranoia around the building of a mosque near “ground zero” in New York City are in the truest sense of the word “idiots." I am using this word in the modern sense of its understanding: “describing an extreme folly or stupidity, and its symptoms (foolish or stupid utterance or deed)."

Yes, for a pastor this is VERY strong language, however this controversy is an embarrassment to me as a follower of Christ, an embarrassment as a reasonable educated person and an embarrassment as an American.