Progressive Evangelicals Decry Homophobia Among Pastors, Begin Political Involvement

Evangelical church wing rejects preaching for "fear of hell" and misuse of biblical passages to criticize homosexuals. The group, also opposed to tax exemption for churches, prepares applications in several Brazilian cities in opposition to conservative religious groups.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Last week, the clan of one of the most traditional evangelical churches in the country, founded in Belo Horizonte, was exposed by intolerance towards LGBTs in public speeches. First, pastor André Valadão, of the Baptist Church of Lagoinha, stated in a post that church is . . .

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