5 LGBT things you need to know today, July 2

1. A federal judge ruled Wednesday that all Alabama counties must abide by the court decisions allowing same-sex marriages. A handful of counties had been refusing to issue the licenses. 2. “Make no mistake:...
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UPDATE: Emory’s Candler School of Theology defends honoring anti-gay reverend


Emory University's Candler School of Theology is well-known for being accepting of LGBT students and faculty. But plans by the renowned theology school to recognize a well-known United Methodist Church reverend who helped organize an effort to ensure the UMC keep its longstanding stance that homosexuality is "incompatible with Christian teaching" has school administrators on the defensive. 

Rev. Dr. H. Eddie Fox, head of World Evangelism for the World Methodist Council, is set to receive a Distinguished Alumni Award. That news rankled many students and led to a 2.5 hour meeting on Sept. 13 between Jan Love, Dean and Professor of Christianity and World Politics in the Candler School of Theology; other faculty and members of Sacred Worth, a student government organization.