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Bible Gays

An LGBTQIA+ Woman's Response to the Conservative Christian Marriage Equality Panic

Ember Blizzard | Posted 06.30.2016 | Queer Voices
Ember Blizzard

Since the institution of marriage has been around far longer than Christianity, I feel the first and most obvious point to note here is that marriage does not belong to Christianity.

What the Bible Says About Gay Rights

Rev. Vicki Flippin | Posted 08.19.2014 | Religion
Rev. Vicki Flippin

In my reading of scripture, God simply does not have a lot to say on the specific topic of marriage. Marriage in the Bible is just a part of the stories, not the moral of them, and it was a completely different institution from our modern images of just, loving, equal romantic relationships.

FAQs About God, Jesus, the Bible and Gay People

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rev. Susan Russell

Here's the 2013 version of my annual update to "Frequently Asked Questions About God, Jesus, the Bible and Gay People," offered in hopes that together we truly can be the change we want to see in the world, and in rebuttal to the rabid rhetoric of the anti-gay religious right.

The Reformation Project: Training Christians To Eradicate Homophobia From The Church (VIDEO)

Matthew Vines | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Matthew Vines

Careful, persistent arguments about the Bible's allegedly anti-gay passages have the power to change every Christian church, no matter how conservative its theology. The mission of The Reformation Project is to train a new generation of Christians to streamline that process.

What Would Jesus Say About Being Gay?

Wayne Dhesi | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Wayne Dhesi

If it's necessary to adapt, pick and choose aspects of the Bible to fit life in 2013, then all I hope is that people don't let their closed-minded attitudes dictate which parts of scripture they choose to ignore and which they choose to follow.

Coming Out To My Bible Study (Part 2)

Maria Burnham | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Maria Burnham

The hunt for a church is both time-consuming and emotionally vexing. Luckily, I found a church I love. I have been attending it for quite some time now, but it wasn't until recently that I took the next step and signed up for a small Bible study group.

Gays And Sports Bring Religious Zealots To Outsports

Jim Buzinski | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jim Buzinski

Visitors to Outsports recently may have thought they had stumbled across the Focus on the Family website by accident, given all the comments by anti-gay religious zealots.

Religious Hate Speech: Time To End This 'Groundhog Day' Cycle

Rev. Jay Emerson Johnson, Ph.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rev. Jay Emerson Johnson, Ph.D.

Whenever I read yet another article, essay, book, or blog on the Bible and homosexuality, I feel exactly the same way as Murray's character did, caught in an endlessly repeating loop of Bible bashing. This cycle must end, now.

How To Tell Love From Hate: The Bible Vs. Pastor Charles Worley

Jay Michaelson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jay Michaelson

Pastor Worley, I'm afraid your "love" for me does not pass the test of Scripture, nor does your understanding of sodomy, or of salvation. I guess it's not surprising that you've read your Bible so carelessly. If you'd been more attentive, I doubt you'd propose locking up my community.

Why Do Some American Christians Heroize People Who Spew Ignorance?

Alvin McEwen | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Alvin McEwen

A lawmaker says something anti-gay while hiding behind the Bible, our community demands an apology, the lawmaker refuses to back down, and finally the lawmaker is looked upon by some as a hero for supposedly standing up for Biblical principal.

Coming Out To My Bible Study

Maria Burnham | Posted 04.19.2012 | Queer Voices
Maria Burnham

As scared as I was to come out to my family, it was not nearly as daunting as coming out to my Bible Study. I'd been a member of this particular small group for several months before I moved in with my girlfriend, Jenny.

What Would Jesus Do?

James Brandon | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
James Brandon

The words "Jesus" and "gay" seem to be intertwining a lot lately. While the concept of the LGBT community and the life of Christ may be new to some, it's certainly something I'm very used to, having played a gay Jesus in the play Corpus Christi for the past six years.

Queers And Christians: A Ménage À Trois

Michael Pettinger | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael Pettinger

Fornication was one thing that both married and celibate Christians could agree upon. Broadly understood, "fornication" covered all sorts of behaviors that seemed not to fit into the other two categories. When "fornicators" talk back, it's bound to trigger a crisis for everyone.

WATCH: Why I Left College And Spent Two Years Finding Out What The Bible Really Says About Homosexuality

Matthew Vines | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Matthew Vines

My heart breaks for all the LGBT kids in churches that do not understand or accept them. The goal of this video is to reach those kids, and to walk them through these few passages in the Bible. Then they can have something solid to stand on when asking their communities for acceptance.

Science, Gays, Women, War And The Bible: President Jimmy Carter Answers The Hard Questions

Posted 03.19.2012 | Religion

Jimmy Carter served as the 39th president of the United States, founded the Carter Center and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. President Carter is a...

Religion, Family, and Gay Teen Suicides

Aaron Anson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Aaron Anson

I could hear the pain of abandonment in EricJames Borges' voice as he spoke about growing up in a deeply religious -- and deeply prejudiced -- home. This appears to be a common thread among every gay suicide I've had to ponder.

In LGBT Debates, Discomfort Is Part of the Point

Jay Michaelson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jay Michaelson

As more religious communities recognize the existence and humanity of LGBT people, they are forced to engage in the sort of critical thought and introspection that makes religion worthwhile in the first place. This is a good thing.

Occupy Christian Oppression

Monique Ruffin | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Monique Ruffin

Today in many churches all across this nation, we continue to indoctrinate innocent children in the practice of homophobia. These children grow up with a desire to please God, and in doing so they become the Rick Perrys of the world.

Homos for the Holidays: A Religion Survival Guide

Rev. Jay Emerson Johnson, Ph.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rev. Jay Emerson Johnson, Ph.D.

Your daughter and her new girlfriend have joined you and your extended family for a holiday feast. You're thrilled, but your favorite uncle starts grumbling. Whenever he makes one of the following claims, just respond like this...

He Said, He Said?

Walt Hawkins | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Walt Hawkins

"God said it. I believe it. That settles it." I would often see this proclamation on bumper stickers when I lived in the Southeast, and, quite frankly, it irritated me. Is anything actually ever that black-and-white? No, and here's why.

Why Young Evangelicals Are Shifting On Marriage Equality

Rev. Dean Snyder | Posted 11.15.2011 | Religion
Rev. Dean Snyder

Either same-gender love is a distortion and perversion of what it means to be truly human ... or else it is a variation within the fullness of the human family.

Gay Teen Suicides, Bullying And Christianity: A Talk With The Trevor Project Director

John Shore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
John Shore

After publishing my recent post "The Gay Teen Suicide Rate and the Christian Condemnation of Gays," I contacted Charles Robbins, head of the Trevor Project. My interview with him follows.

Gay Debate Mirrors 19th-Century Church Dispute On Slavery

Religion News Service | By Daniel Burke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Daniel Burke Religion News Service (RNS) One group of Christians confidently proclaims that a plain reading of the Bible is a slam dunk in their f...