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Most Mainline Protestants Embrace Gay Marriage

Religion News Service | Lauren Markoe | Posted 03.22.2015 | Religion

(RNS) With the largest Presbyterian denomination’s official endorsement Tuesday (March 17), American mainline Protestants have solidified their supp...

It's OK For Christians To Have Gay Friends, Pat Robertson Reasons

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Pat Robertson is no stranger to anti-gay declarations, but that doesn't mean the U.S. televangelist is opposed to Christians having friends who are me...

Not All Like That? If You Say So

Sue Kerr | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Sue Kerr

When I first heard about Dan Savage's NALT ("Not All Like That") Christians Project, which features videos by Christians who are not anti-LGBT haters, I was very skeptical. In fact, I was so skeptical that I ignored it. But I had this niggling curiosity.

What Would Jesus Do? (Part 2): Forgive Your Greatest Enemy

James Brandon | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
James Brandon

I've been blessed to speak the phrase "forgive your greatest enemy" hundreds of times around the world as I play "gay Jesus" in Terrence McNally's Corpus Christi. The privilege of performing a role for this long is that you're afforded a deeper connection to the feelings behind the words.

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.

Evangelical Minister Calls On Christians To Support The LGBT Community

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 01.17.2013 | Religion

A British Evangelical minister is calling on Christians to support the gay community, as well as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights,...

Dear Evangelicals, Let's Stop Burying Our Heads In The Sand On 'Ex-Gay' Ministries

Justin Lee | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Justin Lee

Let me say this as a fellow evangelical: Brothers and sisters, whether you support or oppose same-sex relationships, one fact is undeniable. No ministry can turn same-sex-attracted people into opposite-sex-attracted people. It simply doesn't happen.

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.

The Arc of the Moral Universe Bends Toward Marriage Equality: The Conference of Moral Citizenship

Sylvia Rhue, Ph.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Sylvia Rhue, Ph.D.

This is why our founding documents protect both freedom of religion and freedom from religion -- otherwise, those who do not comply with the designated denominations doctrines would be determined to be heretics.

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.

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.

WWGD: What Would Galileo Do?

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

The Bible is no more a textbook on human sexuality in the 21st century than it was a textbook on astronomy in the 17th. And the folks who get that part confused repeatedly end up on the wrong side of history.

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...

Manifesto of a (Proud) Religious Bigot!

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

I am proud to be bigoted against any religious denomination's efforts to define me and members of my community as "sinners," to deny me and members of my community the rights of self-definition and self-determination.

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.

Can the Religious Right Handle the Truth?

Sylvia Rhue, Ph.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Sylvia Rhue, Ph.D.

What the religious right fights against is people realizing that the state of being LGBT is a normal, morally neutral variation of human development. This is a truth that the anti-gay religio-political complex has found does not serve them.

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...