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Christian Homophobia

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?

On #NotAllChristians

Eliel Cruz | Posted 08.05.2014 | Religion
Eliel Cruz

Until LGBT people feel safe around people who call themselves Christians, we shouldn't have a problem with anything they might have to say about their experience with Christianity. We can start by being a part of the solution instead a part of the problem.

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 Great Christian and Homosexual Divide

Shane Jordan | Posted 04.23.2014 | Religion
Shane Jordan

Most people would agree that the point of Christianity is to be Christ-like. For anyone who doesn't know or who hasn't cracked open the Bible or history book for that matter, Jesus Christ was not a hater.

Dyed, Fried, and Reaching for the Sky: Mo'Dest Volgare

Matthew Terrell | Posted 04.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Matthew Terrell

Mo'Dest Volgare first performed at local drag dive Friends on Ponce two years ago and has been part of Nathaniel's life since. Mo'Dest has built a safety net for Nathaniel in the drag community, and he would probably be homeless if it weren't for her.

'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.

Gays, God And Theater

Domenick Scudera | Posted 08.14.2012 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

Neil Patrick Harris asked in his Tony opening number, "What if life were more like theater?" Well, one answer to that question is that, if life were more like theater, gays and religion would coexist in harmony. Kristin Chenoweth, the brilliantly talented Broadway star, exemplifies this idea.

Joel Osteen's Sin

Monique Ruffin | Posted 03.20.2012 | Gay Voices
Monique Ruffin

Recently, Oprah Winfrey sat down with Joel Osteen, the pastor of the largest church in America. When Oprah asked Pastor Osteen if he thought gay people would enter heaven, he answered, "Yes, if they repent for their sins."

A Gay Family Of Faith Speaks Out On Bullying

Dr. Cindi Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Dr. Cindi Love

The forces of Good in this world do not employ abusers to break sweet spirits. Those of us who were abused, bullied and mistreated have a choice to make: We can hide our injuries or we can stand up for justice and say, "No more."