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Next for the Gay Rights Movement: Filling the Spiritual Dimension

Deepak Chopra | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Deepak Chopra

The fact that the Supreme Court invalidated state laws against homosexuality was the bellwether of a shift in acceptance that will only accelerate. It's time, then, to consider another dimension that has been masked by the headlines over legal battles. That's the dimension of spirituality.

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.

Not Comfort and Joy for All

Michael Pettinger | Posted 03.04.2014 | Religion
Michael Pettinger

What if you're a gay, Catholic male, sitting in church with your siblings and elderly parents, wanting to pray and receive the sacrament with them?

Surrendering "Top Privilege" in a Life of Blessing: Jacob's Example

H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D.

What does it mean then to prevail with God and be "blessed" by God? Though the root word of "bless" is "kneel," surely the human Jacob has not actually dominated or overpowered the Almighty Creator to become his conquest.

'Where Were You?' (VIDEO)

Eliel Cruz | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Eliel Cruz

2013-12-03-Elielwherewereyoustillsmall.pngLast April I published a piece of my poetry, entitled "Where Were You?" I shared this spoken-word poem after attending a Seventh-day Adventist conference called "Gays in the Family" and walking away feeling more than ever that my church was talking at me instead of with me.

What Faith Leaders Are Saying About Being Gay (Some May Surprise You)

Posted 11.20.2013 | Religion

"Who am I to judge a gay person of goodwill who seeks the Lord?" said Pope Francis, a statement that many other religious leaders would do well to pay...

How I Got Here: From Bible College to the Right Side of History

Amelia Markham | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Amelia Markham

Years of counseling, desperate attempts to pray my gay away, countless hours reading resources and seeking solidarity through the infamous Exodus International and a biblical theology degree later, I found myself crumbling under the weight of an existential crisis.

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.

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'll Never Guess Why This Guy Is On Grindr

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Photographer and filmmaker Christian Hendricks recently embarked on a journey documenting queer culture in the deep American South. Hendrick's pro...

Christian and Gay? One Politician's Personal Interview (VIDEO)

Mia Norton | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mia Norton

Just prior to his retirement as National President of the Young Democrats of America, Rod Snyder -- my amazing brother -- penned a letter in which he came out to the world as a Christian gay man, and on Aug. 13 he was interviewed on MSNBC's The Cycle to discuss his coming out.

So I've Come Out to My Christian Parents... Now What? Part 2: Things to Remember About Yourself as an Adult Child

Linda Robertson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Linda Robertson

I want to remind you of some things that you are probably going to have to remind yourself of many times as you work through this with your parents, especially if they aren't proving to be as accepting and affirming as you had wished, and even more so if they are downright cruel.

'Pope Francis Apologizes to LGBT Youth at World Youth Day Event:' My Prayer for the Church

Fr. Gary M. Meier | Posted 09.24.2013 | Religion
Fr. Gary M. Meier

It is inconceivable to me that we as a church are unwilling to connect the dots between the church's teaching on homosexuality and the way it's being implemented by members of the hierarchy and the harm it is causing to our LGBT youth.

So I've Come Out to My Christian Parents... Now What? Part 1: Things to Remember About Parents

Linda Robertson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Linda Robertson

In the past month, we have started a small network of Christian parents who love Jesus and who also love their LGBTQ child. Right now, the parents are literally and figuratively all over the map -- where they live and where they are in their process of learning to fully love and relate to their child.

'So What Do You Really Believe?'

Linda Robertson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Linda Robertson

Rob and I know many Christian gay couples who are thriving both in their walks with God and in their relationships. We see the fruit of the spirit all over their lives! Really, it is between God and them... not our business. We don't secretly think they are in sin.

Can Christians Handle Perfect Love?

Jennifer Danielle Crumpton | Posted 09.02.2013 | Religion
Jennifer Danielle Crumpton

The first step is to simply realize and accept that fear and love cannot coexist, because pure love by nature does not allow or involve even the tiniest fraction of fear. Then we can begin to practice deciding how we will behave accordingly, and what we will accept from others.

Pride Taught Me to Embrace the Gay Lifestyle

David Michael McFarlane | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
David Michael McFarlane

After coming out, I pointed a critical finger at Pride to distance myself from the hypersexual exhibitionists that many Christians consider gay people to be. Really, I was being a hypocrite. I didn't like Christians denouncing my sexuality, but I was doing the same thing to Pride participants.

Our Gay Son's Wedding

Linda Robertson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Linda Robertson

Wild horses couldn't keep me and Rob from going to Ryan's wedding. I know that many of our evangelical Christian friends probably don't understand this; you'll see it as an endorsement of sin, and as a compromise of the truth of scripture. But that isn't how God speaks to us about it.

Apologies Are Too Late When The Damage Is Already Done

Dr. Cindi Love | Posted 08.21.2013 | Religion
Dr. Cindi Love

After almost 40 years, Exodus International, the oldest Christian services group of its kind and a market leader in reparative/ex-gay/sexual orientation change therapy, is closing its doors. A good start. And not nearly enough.

Christians Need To Face It: We're All Gay

Christian Piatt | Posted 08.15.2013 | Religion
Christian Piatt

If all it takes to be seduced over to the gay "dark side" is to earn a merit badge together, certainly we are all susceptible to the gay mojo. So I guess it's time for us to face the facts.

What Is The Vatican Saying To Gays?

Malcolm Boyd | Posted 08.14.2013 | Religion
Malcolm Boyd

As a gay man and an Episcopal priest, I'm frankly extremely confused by the Vatican when it comes to the entire gay question. Am I loved by anybody there?

Not Coming To A Kiss Cam Near You

Rev. Martha Spong | Posted 08.13.2013 | Religion
Rev. Martha Spong

I live my day to day life in a home, church and workplace where my status as a woman married to a woman is taken for granted. So it's not that we wanted to be on camera at a baseball game a couple of years ago, but it bothered me that we wouldn't even be considered a possibly romantic couple, simply because we are both women.

God's Spirit At Work: Marriage Equality And The LGBTQ Movement

Serene Jones | Posted 08.12.2013 | Religion
Serene Jones

As we await the Supreme Court rulings on these matters, let us people of faith thank the LGBTQ movement for helping us love God and neighbor better and move ever more closely to a gospel of justice.

WATCH: Dan Savage Tells Pro-Gay Christians To 'Get In Tony Perkins' Face'

Posted 05.31.2013 | Religion

During Dan Savage's appearance on HuffPost Live, sex columnist and author of the new book 'American Savage' was asked by a Christian who supports ful...

Questions After Coming Out As A Gay Catholic Priest

Fr. Gary M. Meier | Posted 07.30.2013 | Religion
Fr. Gary M. Meier

In so many ways, I wish I would have spoken sooner. If I have any guilt at all, it is because I've waited this long to speak up. And so I now speak the truth that God has given me to speak -- the truth about love, acceptance and what it means to be a gay Catholic priest.