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Reformation Project Conference Teaches Acceptance of LGBT Christians

Nick Norton | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Nick Norton

On Wednesday 50 gay, straight, bisexual, and transgender Christians will converge on Kansas City, Kan., for the inaugural leadership conference of the Reformation Project, a Bible-based Christian nonprofit seeking to reform the church's stance on sexual orientation and gender identity.

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

Shane Jordan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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.

Dear Maria...

Nate Phelps | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Nate Phelps

Of all the people I've met in my life who claim that a god exists, you have come closest to living a life of love, respect and charity. Perhaps this is why I have such a strong reaction when you discuss your position on homosexuality and equality for the LGBT community.

Gay Man Seeks Straight Wife (But A Lesbian Wife Will Do)

Scott Terry | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Scott Terry

Dear fundamentalist Christian readers: As per your advice, I am composing what could potentially become my online dating profile in my search for a wife, but I need your input. I need to know more about the gay people who have chosen to be in opposite-sex relationships.

The Deciding LGBT Issue That Christians Cannot Ignore

John Shore | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
John Shore

"The Bible doesn't say anything about any contexts or situations in which it is, or might be, OK for gay people to actually be gay. Same as it doesn't with lying, stealing, killing, and all the other sins it mentions. It doesn't talk about contexts at all."

Your Religion Hurts

David Duran | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
David Duran

Here is my message to my Christian friends: If you love us so much and support us wholeheartedly, then stand up for us. Do not allow the fanatics to taint your goodness. That is precisely what is happening.

Resist Southern Baptist 'Terrorism'

Rev. Mel White | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rev. Mel White

Their resolution is gay bashing at its worse, because it implies that in the end God, too, is a gay basher who will sentence the unrepentant homosexual to an eternity in hell. Ultimately, the Southern Baptist resolution is an act of what I call "holy terrorism."

Manifesto Against Religious Bullies

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

The use of religion to justify prejudice or as a means of controlling others is not acceptable in a diverse and free society. Sloganeering about "religious freedom" to force your dogma on everyone else is an insult to intelligence.

Clergy Bully From The Pulpit

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

Next time we want simply to dismiss Charles Worley, Sean Harris, Fred Phelps, and other "extremists" as "just a bunch of crazy fanatics," let us investigate the fuller picture by addressing where these attitudes and behaviors stem from.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Learning to Talk About God and Sex

Christine Wicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Christine Wicker

For all the shouting back and forth we hear in the media over gay marriage and "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," the issue at the heart of all the rancor -- what the Bible says about homosexuality -- is still remarkably difficult for everyday people to talk about.

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...