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Why The 'Religion Is Against Gay Marriage' Line No Longer Works

HuffingtonPost.com | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 04.27.2015 | Religion

When Massachusetts became the first state to legalize same-sex marriage in 2003, America's major religious denominations didn’t offer much support. ...

Gaypocalypse Now

Domenick Scudera | Posted 04.03.2015 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

In truth, one must apply to be gay once the decision to be homosexual has been made. The process is similar to applying to college. You supply background information, transcripts, and fill out an essay.

Controversial Gay Jesus Attacked and Labeled as Blasphemy

Kittredge Cherry | Posted 04.09.2015 | Gay 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.

Disciples Of Christ Church Takes A Stand For LGBT Rights In Indiana

Religion News Service | LAUREN MARKOE | Posted 03.28.2015 | Religion

(RNS) Though the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) has made Indianapolis its headquarters for nearly a century, the denomination is considering p...

The Jointly Ordained Lesbian Couple Making History For Presbyterians

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 03.27.2015 | Religion

The last time these two women walked down the aisle together, they said, “I do.” This past Sunday, the lives of the Rev. Kaci Clark-Porter and...

Evangelical Leader Apologizes To Gays

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 03.23.2015 | Gay Voices

Bob Jones III, the controversial evangelical preacher and chancellor of Bob Jones University, has apologized for saying that gays should be stoned to ...

Presbyterian Church Redefines Marriage To Include Same-Sex Couples

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 03.18.2015 | Religion

The tide has turned for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender couples seeking to be married in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A). Following years of...

Prominent Megachurch Stops Asking Gay Christians To Be Celibate

Religion News Service | Kimberly Winston | Posted 03.17.2015 | Religion

(RNS) A prominent evangelical Christian church in San Francisco has announced it will no longer ask members who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgen...

Evangelical Churches Grapple With Including Gay People

Religion News Service | Heidi Hall | Posted 03.03.2015 | Religion

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RNS) Pastor Stan Mitchell's announcement that his evangelical GracePointe Church would fully affirm gay members met with a standing ...

In Defense of Pastor Rob Bell -- Anti-Gay Christians Cause Their Own Irrelevance

Jessica Joseph | Posted 02.26.2015 | Religion
Jessica Joseph

The glaring hypocritical pitfall of Anti-LGBT Christians is not only being noticed by more and more people, it's further exacerbated when people unveil the embarrassing, historical pattern of Christians selectively wielding the scriptures purely to oppress those towards whom they already had a prejudice.

Musician Jennifer Knapp's TEDx Talk About Being A Lesbian Christian

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 02.14.2015 | Religion

Grammy-nominated singer Jennifer Knapp spent years performing in front of crowds of people. She thought she’d outgrown her stage fright -- but it al...

Tennessee Evangelical Church Welcomes the LGBT Community

Shane Jordan | Posted 03.30.2015 | Gay Voices
Shane Jordan

In a world full of prejudice and bigotry, it is refreshing to discuss a story of triumph and respect for equality.

Gender Sovereignty: A Spiritual Declaration of Independence from the Gender Wars

H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D. | Posted 03.25.2015 | Gay Voices
H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D.

If the unconditional love one would think a parent would have for a child instinctively is not enough, and the unconditional love evangelical Christians claim to believe God has for all people is not enough, then let us declare a spiritual revolution and claim our sovereignty as trans people.

Christian Rocker Has The Perfect Response To Westboro Baptist Church

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 01.12.2015 | Religion

Westboro Baptist Church is no match for Christian rock singer Vicky Beeching. The singer joined fellow Christians in Portland, Oregon over the week...

Why We Made the Controversial Decision Not to Cut a Gay Character From Our Faith Film

Victor Hawks | Posted 03.14.2015 | Gay Voices
Victor Hawks

When shopping our film around, we were asked to cut Trevor and his entire storyline. Major studio players and sales agents at big agencies all the way down to smaller distribution houses all said they "loved the film" but needed Trevor to be cut simply because he was gay, as the "core Christian audience will not accept a gay character." It wasn't a discussion but an ultimatum.

Inclusion and Belonging: Why Gay-Straight Alliances in Catholic Schools Matter

Jenna Tenn-Yuk | Posted 02.18.2015 | Gay Voices
Jenna Tenn-Yuk

LGBTQ students in Catholic boards face the added dimension of shame and self-hatred from entrenched homophobia in the church. As a gay Christian, I'm all too familiar with these experiences.

4 Reasons Anti-LGBT Christians Need To ReevaluateTheir Beliefs

Jeza Belle | Posted 01.31.2015 | Gay Voices
Jeza Belle

While I'm no stranger to the push-back that being both gay and a drag queen elicits from many religious folks, I am struck by the hateful manner in which many people attempt to mask their bigoted thoughts in pseudo-Christian comments as if to convince readers that they themselves speak for God.

Russell Moore Denounces 'Ex-Gay Therapy'

Religion News Service | Sarah Pulliam Bailey | Posted 10.28.2014 | Religion

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RNS) Southern Baptist leader Russell Moore denounced reparative therapy at a conference here, saying the controversial treatment tha...

Straight Pride... Really?

Shane Jordan | Posted 12.13.2014 | Gay Voices
Shane Jordan

Is it a double standard that I should be able to post pride images and you can't? No. You don't have to.

'You Must Come Out': How Harvey Milk's Challenge Resonates With Gay Christians Today

Jennifer Knapp | Posted 12.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Jennifer Knapp

I think about Harvey's impassioned plea quite often. It whispers in my brain with both inspiration and reservation -- inspiration because, as an out woman, I have experienced what only coming out will teach you, and reservation because, as a Christian, I also know that coming out and purging all secrets can be a dangerous, painful prospect.

A Story of Acceptance in an Unlikely Place: How Coming Out for the Second Time Renewed My Faith in People of Faith

Lauren-Joy Goss | Posted 12.02.2014 | Gay Voices
Lauren-Joy Goss

I connected immediately to the messages of strength, forgiveness, love and finding wisdom. I got involved in the vocal team and started singing during service on Sundays. It wasn't until a few months in that I realized I had never mentioned I was gay.

Singer-Songwriter On Her 'Complicated' Journey As A Gay Christian

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.01.2014 | Gay Voices

Grammy-nominated Christian singer-songwriter Jennifer Knapp faced her share of conservative detractors when she came out as a lesbian in 2010. Fou...

Who Would Jesus Picket?

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 11.04.2014 | Gay Voices
Rev. Susan Russell

So how about this for a deal. What if the Christians focused on loving their neighbors and let the Cowboys -- including Michael Sam -- focus on playing football. Seriously!

Did Daniel Pierce's Coming-Out Video Upset You? Here Are 5 Things You Can Do

Justin Lee | Posted 11.03.2014 | Gay Voices
Justin Lee

Last week, a viral video depicted Daniel Ashley Pierce, a young man who recorded his family's violent reaction to his having come out as gay -- yelling about the Bible, physically assaulting him and kicking him out of the house. Daniel's boyfriend posted the video online, and people around the world were horrified by what they saw.

An Open Letter from a Gay Christian Pastor to My Non-Gay Colleagues in Ministry

Randy Eddy-McCain | Posted 11.02.2014 | Religion
Randy Eddy-McCain

In 1995 I was fired from my position as Minister of Music and Assistant to the Pastor at a Cumberland Presbyterian Church. The reason for my dismissal? Being gay and in a loving committed relationship with my spouse.