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Yes, Homosexuality Absolutely Is A Choice

John Pavlovitz | Posted 04.21.2015 | Religion
John Pavlovitz

Confession time. Yes, LGBT people are absolutely making a choice. They are choosing to be the most honest, authentic versions of themselves. The only relevant choice for straight Christians is whether we are willing to examine both our personal opinions and our theology accordingly. The choice is ours.

Bill Maher On Anti-Gay Christian Views: 'They Literally Believe This Stuff'

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 04.11.2015 | Comedy

Bill Maher slammed fundamentalists for their anti-gay views and adherence to Scripture on Friday night. During "Real Time With Bill Maher," the ho...

The Duality of Being a Gay Christian

Glenn Garner | Posted 10.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Glenn Garner

As a gay Christian, I have only faced true discrimination for one of these identities. Here's a hint: It's not Christianity. When I tell someone I'm Christian, they don't come up with a series of offensive questions and remarks. I have never felt threatened or in danger when praying or practicing my Christian beliefs. Christianity is not an oppressed identity.

The Christian Closet

Shane Jordan | Posted 08.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Shane Jordan

A famous quotation widely attributed to Gandhi has been on my mind a lot lately: "I like your Christ. I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ." Why are today's Christians such a departure from the actual person of Christ?

Is Every Christian Who's Against Gay Marriage Necessarily a Bigot?

John Shore | Posted 07.23.2014 | Religion
John Shore

The call of today's anti-gay Christians is "Stop calling us bigots, everyone! Just because we believe what the Bible says about homosexuality does not make us bigots!" So let's think about that.

The Joy of Gay Sex, Michael Sam and Biblical Literalism: Let's Not Take It Lying Down

H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D. | Posted 07.15.2014 | Gay Voices
H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D.

For everyone's sake, it's long past time to stop claiming that right-wing Christian revulsion in response to same-sex romantic love has anything to do with the Bible. Nothing in scriptures prohibits a kiss between two men.

Loving All God's Children Equally

Jane Clementi | Posted 06.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Jane Clementi

My hope and prayer is for the church to fully embrace all LGBTQI people. This will have a dramatic impact for many, but most especially for our youth, who do not need to be shamed, "healed" or merely tolerated but fully embraced and loved just as they are, beautifully created in God's image.

From Familiar to Foreign: A Gay Christian Goes Back to Church

Jenna Tenn-Yuk | Posted 06.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Jenna Tenn-Yuk

I've been deeply hurt by the judgment and anti-gay discourse of Christian communities. I still can't believe what I hear coming out of the church -- no pun intended. But a few months ago I started a challenge to go back to church.

Dear Christ-Killing Christians, Don't Mess With Miss Tiffany Fantasia

Victor M. Feraru | Posted 06.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Victor M. Feraru

The queer community came out in all shapes and sizes for Miami Beach Pride. And then the crazies showed up carrying signs saying that gays were going to hell. Tiffany Taylor Fantasia, a drag queen who has been working at the Palace in South Beach for over 10 years, said, "Oh, hell no."

This Is What Can Happen When Your Family and Church Aren't Accepting of LGBTQ People (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 06.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

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World Vision, Gay Marriage and Taking a Stand on the Backs of Starving Children

Kristen Howerton | Posted 05.26.2014 | Religion
Kristen Howerton

It's astounding to me that Christians would take food from starving children because a gay person might have helped in getting it there.

A Gay Dad Says Goodbye to Fred Phelps: Your Life Was an Epic Fail

Rob Watson | Posted 05.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Rob Watson

I do not respect Fred Phelps, nor do I forgive the pain he inflicted, but I value him. I value what he contributed to the struggle for LGBT equality. I am grateful that because of his presence, millions woke up to understand homophobia better and to confront it.

Why Can't Holy Spaces Be Safe Spaces?

Emma Joslyn | Posted 02.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Emma Joslyn

I grew up in a world in which evangelical megachurches locked sweet kids in closets until they escaped into pill bottles. Fear and faith worked together to transform adolescent love letters into criminal evidence.

'Where Were You?' (VIDEO)

Eliel Cruz | Posted 02.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Eliel Cruz

2013-12-03-Elielwherewereyoustillsmall.pngLast April I published a piece of my poetry, entitled "Where Were You?" I shared this spoken-word poem after attending a Seventh-day Adventist conference called "Gays in the Family" and walking away feeling more than ever that my church was talking at me instead of with me.

Pride Marchers vs. the 'Christians'

Emma Tattenbaum-Fine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Emma Tattenbaum-Fine

When I was 8, my moms and I attended a pride march. We were marching with our rainbows and chanting, "We're here, we're queer, get used to it!" From across a waist-high barricade, the "Christians" responded, "You're here, you're queer, you won't be here next year!" So ominous.

The Human Agenda

Dr. Joe Wenke | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Dr. Joe Wenke

It's really simple: The homosexual agenda, indeed the LGBTQ agenda, is the human agenda: life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. If you oppose that, then you are a bigot, even if you believe that the creator of the universe agrees with you.

'Does This Word Condemn Me?'

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

Robert's question was indeed quick: "Does this word condemn me?" But the answer is one that the experts still disagree on. The Greek word in question, "arsenokoites," has bedeviled translators for centuries, and I doubt it will ever be settled, but let's take a look at it.

Hatred in God's Name

Brad Crelia | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Brad Crelia

I know that boys like the young man who closed his eyes for the last time on that desolate fence and the boy whom my mother worried for years ago will be fine because of mothers like Judy Shepard and mine. Here are my mom's thoughts on her own gay son.

A Straight, Southern, Christian Redneck on Homophobia

Neal Wooten | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Neal Wooten

It amazes me how many of my dear friends in the South perceive this one sin as a conscious choice, but not the other 660-plus sins listed in the Bible. All anti-gay arguments are based solely on personal prejudice, and this is easy to prove.

Ex-Gay Therapy and the Dangers of the Pulpit in South Mississippi

Zach Magee | Posted 11.23.2013 | Gay Voices
Zach Magee

Lakeside Baptist Church in Hattiesburg, Miss., is hosting a conference led by Refuge461, an ex-gay "ministry." Members of GetEQUAL Mississippi, Walk Fellowship, and OMEGA Mississippi have organized a rally to send a message of love, acceptance, and hope to those attending this conference.

A Message for Dinosaurs

Tom Bartolomei | Posted 11.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Tom Bartolomei

A message to all the dinosaurs out there, including Bryan Fischer, John Kasich, Mike DeWine, Vladimir Putin, the Westboro Baptist Church, One Million ...

God Hates Gays Who Own Chandeliers? The Folks at Ivory & Deene Seem to Think So

John J. Caswell Jr. | Posted 11.20.2013 | Gay Voices
John J. Caswell Jr.

Rather than simply declining our request, as so many companies we have sought sponsorship from have, Ruby decided to do the least Christian thing she could think of: directly and personally judge and shame strangers. She may not have called us "faggots," but she might as well have.

LISTEN: DJ Slammed By Listener For Playing Macklemore's 'Same Love'

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.11.2013 | Gay Voices

The host of Artimis Radio on 92.9 FM in Indiana had no idea that playing Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' hit "Same Love" would evoke such a passionate and ...

We Cannot Be Silent

Linda Robertson | Posted 11.05.2013 | Gay Voices
Linda Robertson

When those of us who call ourselves Christians stand by in silence as someone, speaking with the authority granted to pastors entrusted with teaching the Word of God, uses the Word to cultivate disgust toward individuals made in the image of God, we tacitly concur with his conclusions.

'You're a Fat-Ass... and You're Going to Hell!'

Shane Jordan | Posted 07.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Shane Jordan

You, a well-meaning Christian, sign on to Facebook, only to see an overweight deacon from your church downing the super-sized everything at the local fast-food joint. Are you going to tell him he's going right to hell because he is a glutton? You would have some biblical backing if you did.