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More churches opening their pews for LGBT people




United Methodist pastor Frank Schaefer, right, hugs the Rev. David Wesley Brown after a news conference Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at First United Methodist Church of Germantown in Philadelphia. Schaefer, who presided over his son's same-sex wedding ceremony and vowed to perform other gay marriages if asked, can return to the pulpit after a United Methodist Church appeals panel on Tuesday overturned a decision to defrock him.
United Methodist pastor Frank Schaefer, right, hugs the Rev. David Wesley Brown after a news conference Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at First United Methodist Church of Germantown in Philadelphia. Schaefer, who presided over his son's same-sex wedding ceremony and vowed to perform other gay marriages if asked, can return to the pulpit after a United Methodist Church appeals panel on Tuesday overturned a decision to defrock him.
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While the Supreme Court will once again take up the question of whether gay marriage is legal, it's just the latest chapter in how rapidly the whole country is changing its attitudes to LGBT people.

That cultural shift is playing out in religion, too.

Just a few years ago, many evangelical churches might have dismissed and excommunicated their LGBT congregants.

However Time magazine's Elizabeth Dias reports that more communities of faith are moving to accept LGBT people in their ranks.