LGBTQ http://nhpr.org en The Pope 'Didn't Say Anything New.' Blogger Behind 'Joe. My. God.' Weighs In http://nhpr.org/post/pope-didnt-say-anything-new-blogger-behind-joe-my-god-weighs <p>Yesterday, Pope Francis gave a spontaneous and startling frank press conference on a plane ride following his week-long trip to Brazil. In response to a question about gay priests, he said: “If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?”</p><p>This stands in stark contrast to the views of his predecessor, Pope Benedict, who publicly and repeatedly stated that gay relationships were “evil” and “contrary to natural order.”</p><p>Here to talk about what might some are saying is a monumental shift for the LGBT community and the Catholic Church is Joe Jervis, the blogger behind “Joe. My. God.”, which covers LGBT issues, the media, and politics.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 16:29:28 +0000 Virginia Prescott 32203 at http://nhpr.org The Pope 'Didn't Say Anything New.' Blogger Behind 'Joe. My. God.' Weighs In LGBT in the United States: A New Breakdown http://nhpr.org/post/lgbt-united-states-new-breakdown <p></p><p></p><p>Recently, the Williams Institute published the <a href="http://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Fwilliamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu%2Fresearch%2Fcensus-lgbt-demographics-studies%2Fgallup-special-report-18oct-2012%2F&amp;sa=D&amp;sntz=1&amp;usg=AFQjCNFNZvAGub55gGEB2tY41WQ1LM8Cyw">largest single study</a> investigating the U.S. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer population.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 01 Nov 2012 16:00:36 +0000 Virginia Prescott 15912 at http://nhpr.org LGBT in the United States: A New Breakdown