Morning Buzz | One in Ten Young Adults Calls Stewart, Colbert Most Trusted News Source

In today’s buzz, the NFL’s first female coach, plus the Boy Scouts of America lift its ban on gay scout leaders.

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In the New York Times | Gay and Transgender Catholics Urge Pope Francis to Take a Stand

The pope’s U.S. visit comes at a pivotal time for the LGBT community. According to the American Values Atlas, 60 percent of Catholics favor allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry legally.

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Morning Buzz | Taylor Swift Concert Brings Together Democratic, Republican Lawmakers

In today’s buzz, the Boy Scouts of America have lifted a ban on gay scout leaders, and the Pentagon is a step closer to ending their ban on openly transgender individuals serving in the military.

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Morning Buzz | Girl Scouts Refuses $100,000 Anti-Transgender Donation

In today’s buzz, what being “truly American” means, just in time for the fourth of July, plus Jesus’ historical presence in music.

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In the New York Times | Beyond Caitlyn Jenner Lies a Long Struggle by Transgender People

In the wake of Caitlyn Jenner’s gender transition, the New York Times uses a PRRI report to show just how few Americans report having close transgender friends.

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Morning Buzz | Millennials and Political “Slacktivism”

In today’s buzz, millennials lack of political engagement, the Duggars and Christian-based sexual counseling, and Christianity’s relationship with mental illness.

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Morning Buzz | SCOTUS Rules Against Abercrombie & Fitch in Religious Discrimination Case

In today’s buzz, the Catholic Church’s storied history using Twitter and meeting Caitlyn Jenner.

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Morning Buzz | Mormon Church Shows (Some) Support For Gays, Lesbians

In today’s buzz, soccer’s popularity growing in the US, Senate Dems block Keystone XL pipeline from moving forward, and Pope reportedly meets with transgender man.

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Morning Buzz | Arizona Church Heads to SCOTUS Over Promotional Signage

In today’s buzz, Congress tackles Keystone bill, sex discrimination lawsuit filed by former transgender employee, and Pope Francis condemns Paris massacres.

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The Morning Buzz | The Challenges of Counting the Transgender Population

In today’s Buzz, a sociologist questions the existence of a government shutdown baby boom, demographers say it’s hard to count transgender people, Bill de Blasio is under fire for okaying the so-called “poor door” at a Manhattan high rise, delayed acti… [Read more...]