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New Book on Gay Marriage Raises the Bar on Love

Kat Katsanis-Semel | Posted 05.26.2016 | Queer Voices
Kat Katsanis-Semel

Honestly, it was hard for me to read this book. Even as an avid reader, it was hard to stick with it; however, it wasn't hard for the reasons readers might assume. Some might jump to assume that it wasn't well-researched, or well-written, or both. Some might even assume that it wasn't catchy enough to compete with our social media saturated culture.

Rejection of LGBT Christian Ads Shows Limits of Social Media

Kittredge Cherry | Posted 03.25.2016 | Queer Voices
Kittredge Cherry

"The Passion of Christ: A Gay Vision" is not pornography and shows no more nudity or violence than a standard Stations of the Cross. Sometimes Facebook blocked its ads for being too "shocking" or "scary," and other times they banned the ad as porn. Queer Christianity seems to scare the censors at Facebook

I'm a Christian Theologian Who Came Out to My Church

Brandan Robertson | Posted 03.16.2016 | Religion
Brandan Robertson

Last year, after much study and prayer, I came out in an article in TIME Magazine as queer for the first time, because I was convinced that my Christian faith and interpretation of the Bible led me to fully embrace sexual and gender minorities as equal, beautiful children of God.

Why Tony Campolo 'Came Out' for Marriage Equality

Christian Piatt | Posted 06.09.2016 | Religion
Christian Piatt

Campolo explains why it's taken him this long to go public with this position. For one, he has spent so many years trying to strengthen healthy discourse between the two often disparate groups. 

It's A Great Time To Be Graduating From A Mainline, Progressive, Christian, Divinity School

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 05.18.2016 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

It disturbs me that so many people have been hurt by a horrible lie about who Jesus is, and what his church is about. It is up to us to go out there and reclaim, and proclaim the authentic Gospel of love and liberation

Controversial Gay Jesus Attacked and Labeled as Blasphemy

Kittredge Cherry | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Kittredge Cherry

Jesus arrives as a gay man of today in a modern city with "The Passion of Christ: A Gay Vision," a controversial series of paintings. The paintings and the new book that I wrote about them have been attacked as blasphemy by conservative Christians. But we refuse to concede Jesus to those who act like they own the copyright on Christ, then use him as a weapon to dominate others.

LGBT and Home for the Holidays?

Jennifer Knapp | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jennifer Knapp

As you feel the dry, rough skin of your father's hand, or perhaps the pudgy, sticky fingers of your nephew in the palm of your own, you may find yourself feeling both uncomfortable and comforted. When was the last time you held their hand for so long?

WATCH: A Gay Teens Explains What The Bible REALLY Says About Homosexuality

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

As we all know, for as long as the queer rights movement has received mainstream attention, individuals have used the Bible to try and justify denying...

First Steps on a Pilgrimage: A Reflection on the Thinking of Lee and Vines

Rev. Dr. Janet Edwards | Posted 07.14.2014 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Janet Edwards

If the Church was able to clarify its understanding of Scripture based on Galileo's new information about the heavens, then we can surely clarify our reading of the Bible based on new information about same-sex relationships.

Selena Owens' Answer to Cultural Depravity

Jonathan Zeng | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jonathan Zeng

Ms. Owens was quite offended by Sunday's Grammy Awards and called it "a forthright assault on conservatives" which furthered "homosexual advancement" in American culture.

Do Gay People Control the Weather?

Lillian Daniel | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Lillian Daniel

Whenever there is extreme weather, some weird religious leader gets airtime for blaming someone. Whether it's a tsunami, an earthquake, a heat wave or a drought, someone will say it's God's way of getting our attention and therefore it has to be someone's fault.

The Evolution Of An Evangelical

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 07.17.2013 | Religion
Rev. Susan Russell

The public story of a public theologian publically evolving on LGBT equality is a kind of coming out. It's part of the tide turning, a beacon of hope to all those who wonder if that long held dream of a nation where liberty and justice for all is not just a pledge but a reality will ever be realized.

Beyond The Comments: One HuffPoster's Redeeming Story of Her Tumultuous Past

Jessica Joseph | Posted 07.02.2013 | Religion
Jessica Joseph

Instead, I had a knock down, screaming match with "Whoever the hell is up there!" I laid out my case, my fears, my doubts and I demanded an answer!

WATCH: Gay Christian Says Westboro Baptist 'Consider Themselves The Most Loving People In America'

Posted 04.03.2013 | Religion

Gay Christian and author Jeff Chu visited the Westboro Baptist Church while writing his book "Does Jesus Really Love Me?" Chu is one of many people w...

(Not) Belonging: A Gay Christian Who Refuses to Take Sides

Brandon Ambrosino | Posted 04.12.2013 | Religion
Brandon Ambrosino

Yes, I used to see the world in rigid binary oppositions. But now that I am a man -- a gay, Christian man -- I've put behind me such a childish way of seeing.

What's With The Need For Black-And-White Thinking?

Jonathan Zeng | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jonathan Zeng

Why do we have the need to see things in stark terms of "black and white" or "right and wrong"? Is there a "right" and a "wrong" way to look at everything? What about sexuality and gender identity?

Music As My Refuge: Then and Now

Jonathan Zeng | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jonathan Zeng

I came to realize that being gay is not a reason to feel guilt or shame. I was created in God's image just as much as any straight person. Finally, I had peace. The guilt and shame left me. My love for music did not.

Jesus' Missing Words On Homosexuality

Richard Brand | Posted 09.01.2012 | Religion
Richard Brand

It seems to me that Jesus said a lot of important things about a lot of important issues. So it is pretty significant, I think, that Jesus said absolutely nothing about homosexuality.

Ask Pastor Paul: How Can I Be A Lesbian And Stay In My Church?

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 05.06.2012 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

I am a theology graduate student who also happens to be a lesbian. Sometimes other members of my parish make me feel like a social pariah and a second-class member of the Church.

Gay Spirituality And The Radical Faeries

Malcolm Boyd | Posted 04.21.2012 | Religion
Malcolm Boyd

When developing gay life in America starts to surface in books about the era, gay spirituality will emerge as one of the more fascinating subjects. A significant new book that deals with the subject has just appeared.

Redefining Courage: What The New Apostolate For LGBT Catholics Gets Wrong

Joseph Amodeo | Posted 03.06.2012 | Religion
Joseph Amodeo

Courage is an apostolate that "ministers to persons with same-sex attraction and their loved ones." Lay people may conclude that Courage is the only option for LGBT Catholics. This couldn't be further from the truth.

'Gay Christian Dialogue' Raises Questions

John Backman | Posted 02.05.2012 | Religion
John Backman

The working title was "gay Christian dialogue," a phrase that makes everything sound so simple: there are gay people, there are straight people, there are Christians. The dialogue itself taught me otherwise.

Gay At Baylor: A Christian Challenge

Mark Osler | Posted 10.29.2011 | Religion
Mark Osler

To remain an engaged and relevant institution, Baylor must change. Its message to gays and lesbians can't be: If you are gay, there is no love for you. Christ promises more.

Can Christians Truly Be Inclusive?

Pastor Neil Christopher | Posted 09.22.2011 | Religion
Pastor Neil Christopher

There are certain churches that say they have become inclusive to LGBT christians, but at the same time the refuse protect them or exclude those who oppose the inclusivity or even attack them.

Why Willow Creek Severed Ties With Ex-Gay Ministry Exodus International

Dr. Cindi Love | Posted 09.21.2011 | Religion
Dr. Cindi Love

Today is a red letter day at Soulforce. One of the organizations with whom we have worked has finally ended its formal relationship with the "gay conversion" ministry Exodus International.