Same Sex Marriage

Religious Opponents Continue Campaign Against Same-Sex Marriage

About 200 ministers and others gathered in the south suburbs on Tuesday, day calling on the Illinois House to say “no” to legislation to legalize same-sex marriages.


Gay rights activists staged a rally outside Holy Name Cathedral on Feb. 12, 2012, to push for same sex marriage and criticize Francis Cardinal George and the Catholic church for opposing gay marriage. (Credit: CBS)

Illinois Clergy Push For Gay Marriage Legalization

A group of clergy members is pushing to legalize same-sex marriage in Illinois.


Rev. Walter Turner

Pastors To Open Churches In Event Of Teacher Strike

Dozens of churches in the city say they plan to be open for Chicago Public Schools students next week if teachers go on strike Monday morning.

CBS Chicago–09/06/2012

Several local pastors are calling for the city to close the Bishop Golden convenience store at 79th and Bishop streets, after six people were shot -- one fatally -- inside the store last month. They say the store has a track record of trouble and is a hangout for gangbangers. (Credit: CBS)

Pastors Want Convenience Store Closed, Claim It’s A Haven For Gangbangers

Several Chicago pastors want the city to shut down a convenience store in the Auburn-Gresham neighborhood, where six people were shot last week – one of them fatally.

CBS Chicago–04/03/2012

CBS 2 obtained this photo of bagged bodies stacked at the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office, which is over its storage capacity.

Pastors Decry Conditions At Medical Examiner’s Office

Chicago pastors and other religious leaders are all heading to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office Friday morning, demanding that officials clean up deplorable conditions inside.

CBS Chicago–01/27/2012

Worshippers at a recent church service in Chicago. (CBS)

Black Churches Going High-Tech To Attract Members

In part 2 of a series on black churches in Chicago, CBS 2’s Jim Williams talks with pastors about attracting people — particularly young people — with high-tech methods.