A Pentecostal church in Brazil that welcomes gay and lesbian people celebrated on Monday the opening of its new church building. But Gladstone has something that most other Pentecostal leaders don't — a husband. He and spouse Fabio Inacio are co-founders of the Contemporary Christian Church, one of a handful of Pentecostal denominations in Brazil that welcomes gays and lesbians with open arms and was born out of Gladstone's dream to preach "a gospel of love and acceptance for all people. Barely a presence until a few decades ago, Pentecostals now make up more than one-fifth of the population in Brazil, which is home to more Roman Catholics than any other nation. They're generally more socially conservative than their Catholic brethren: fiercely opposed to abortion, which is banned except in limited circumstances, and to gay marriage; in recent years, same-sex civil unions were allowed to be converted into full marriages.
Pentecostal church opens 'gay cathedral' in Brazil, preaches 'gospel of acceptance'
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A church is under investigation after a gay man said he was ambushed and held down by congregants who tried to pray away his sexuality. After months of persuasion, the pair attended services on Sept. After the service, the pastor, Bill McKissick, began preaching about homosexuality and approximately 12 congregants gathered around the couple, according to Cormie. Cormie said that Garner was pushed out of the church, but as Cormie attempted to leave, he was punched in the face and held down by the congregation. After leaving the church, Cormie filed a police report with the Blackwell Police Department.
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