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Responding to Claims of Theological Compromise Regarding Same-Sex Marriage

Michael Stark | Posted 06.22.2015 | Religion
Michael Stark

A few weeks ago Christianity Today editor Mark Galli published a short article entitled "2 Billion Christians Believe in Traditional Marriage." As the overzealous title suggests, Galli's central premise is that orthodox Christians only endorse a view of marriage that is defined between a man and a woman.

Let's Be Clear: Gay Men Are Not Child Molesters and Should Serve as Boy Scout Leaders

Steve Siebold | Posted 06.18.2015 | Gay Voices
Steve Siebold

In 2014, the Boy Scouts of America finally began to allow openly gay youths into its organization. As of today, no youth may be denied membership in the Boy Scouts of America on the basis of sexual orientation or preference alone. It was a great victory indeed.

Ridin' on the "Threeway" of Love (Without a Pink Cadillac)

Josh Sabarra | Posted 06.09.2015 | Gay Voices
Josh Sabarra

It was the first time I'd been invited to join a threeway. "Hey, handsome," Sam began in a private Facebook message, "you seem like a lot of fun." A certified-platinum approval addict, I bit into the hook like a fish desperate for seven (or eight) inches of worm.

The Irish Vote -- a New Pentecost for the Church?

Matthew Fox | Posted 06.08.2015 | Religion
Matthew Fox

This vote is a sea change in Irish consciousness which up to 1993 had criminalized homosexuality and up to ten years ago was very much a theocracy under the thumb of the Catholic Church hierarchy.

God, Jesus and the Bible: FAQs for Gay Pride Month

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 06.05.2015 | Gay Voices
Rev. Susan Russell

June is Gay Pride Month. It is a time for parades and for festivals, for rainbow flags and for dance tents. It is a time to recognize the amazing progress that has been made on LGBT equality as we recommit ourselves to continuing the struggle until liberty and justice for all really means "all."

Healing Homophobia

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 05.29.2015 | Gay Voices
Rev. Susan Russell

It's a free country, and you are absolutely entitled to be creeped out about whatever you choose to be creeped out about. You are not, however, entitled to use that aversion (a dictionary word for "creeped out") to keep other Americans from the equal protection guaranteed by the 14th Amendment.

Republican Finally Demands Charges in Duggar Scandal... Against Police Chief Who Followed the Law

David Pakman | Posted 05.26.2015 | Politics
David Pakman

Naturally, I was heartened and optimistic this morning when I read that a Republican finally stepped up and was calling for charges in the case. Unfortunately, Arkansas State Senator has called for charges against Kathy O'Kelley, Chief of the Springdale, Arkansas police.

'Game of Thrones' S05E06: The Clergy's Suppression of Gay Rights

Jio F. Deslate | Posted 05.21.2015 | Gay Voices
Jio F. Deslate

In a real-life parallel to the fantasy series, Ireland gears up for a historic referendum this coming Friday that will determine the fate of same-sex marriage, a fundamental right for the gay community.

Doug Locke's Video For 'King' Provides Inspiration For Kids Struggling With Self-Identity

Julian Mitchell | Posted 05.21.2015 | Black Voices
Julian Mitchell

For many facing adolescence, the road to developing a true sense of self-identity is paved with an unfavorable amount of pain, pressure, and uncertainty.

Nirvana or the Disenchantment of Love in the Life of a Seminarian

Benjamin Brenkert | Posted 05.19.2015 | Gay Voices
Benjamin Brenkert

By the time I was 18, I realized that I had a rather strong libido, but I also discerned that God was calling me to be a Roman Catholic priest. That's a bummer, too strong sex drive and wanting to be a priest, who takes a vow of celibacy!

Growing Up: The Hardest, Most Enjoyable Thing You Will Do

Robin Cassady | Posted 05.14.2015 | Women
Robin Cassady

When you're an adolescent, coming into your teen years sounds awesome. We wake up every morning pick out outfits based on how we feel that day, or consider the thought of grabbing the attention of a cute boy at school. Life is so easy for us then.

LGBT's: Don't Forget Riots Are What Got Us Here

Brandon Wallace | Posted 05.12.2015 | Gay Voices
Brandon Wallace

I am speaking to the LGBT people who are watching all of the latest events in America unfold. I just want to take this time to remind those LGBT folk that are so quick to condemn the riots in Baltimore that if it were not for rioting, we would not be where we are today.

Slate: The End Of Gayness?

Slate | Bryan Lowder | Posted 05.13.2015 | Gay Voices

“You know,” observed a recent dinner guest, glancing around our living room between sips of his digestif, “there are a lot of strong women in th...

This Woman Is Suing All Gay People On Earth On God's Behalf. Yes, Really.

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.08.2015 | Gay Voices

Identifying herself as an ambassador for God and Jesus Christ, a Nebraska woman has filed a federal lawsuit against all homosexual people on the plane...

Why Proof-Texting Is Not Like Other Sins

Zack Hunt | Posted 06.27.2015 | Religion
Zack Hunt

Proof-texting is an intentionally deceptive practice that offers out of context proof while ignoring the greater witness of scripture and any other evidence that might rufute the desired (and predetermined) theological conclusion.

Gay Men Married to Women: A Wake-up Call in an Indian Tragedy

Sandip Roy | Posted 06.22.2015 | Gay Voices
Sandip Roy

In my novel Don't Let Him Know, Romola, a young wife, accidentally opens a letter that was addressed to her husband. She discovers that it's from a fo...

Is Psychiatry Getting Kinky?

M. Gregg Bloche, M.D., J.D. | Posted 06.20.2015 | Healthy Living
M. Gregg Bloche, M.D., J.D.

So slip into those tight leather jeans. That dog collar would look fetching. Add a piercing in a place your mother wouldn't imagine. Or take your l...

In Debate Over Gay Rights and Religious Freedom, Who Decides What Is 'Christian'?

Hollis Phelps | Posted 06.10.2015 | Religion
Hollis Phelps

The fact of the matter is: the cultural and theological tide has already shifted in many quarters in favor of full equality for LGBT individuals -- and it will continue to shift in that direction. And that's a good thing.

Go Fund Me Too

Neal Wooten | Posted 06.03.2015 | Gay Voices
Neal Wooten

I'm officially announcing to the world that I, Neal Wooten, blogger for the Huffington Post, also do not currently operate a pizza joint, and furthermore, at the risk of angering a lot of fair-minded decent people who stand up for equal rights, I also will not cater to gay weddings. Please set up my Go Fund Me account as soon as possible.

Queer Pride for the Straight Guy

Robin Hall | Posted 05.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Robin Hall

Sexuality isn't a choice, it is a blessing. I'm glad my father came out and I'm proud of him for it. I love that he is gay, it is one of my favorite things about him.

Millennials Leaving Church: But What Explains Their Departure?

Steve McSwain | Posted 05.19.2015 | Religion
Steve McSwain

Have you noticed that almost everyone has an opinion, including me? The following brief essay offers one perspective that might shed some light on Millennials leaving Church. It is hardly the only answer, however. I offer it only as one possible explanation.

Fostering Love

Lisa Steinberg | Posted 05.17.2015 | Entertainment
Lisa Steinberg

ABC Family has always been at the forefront for groundbreaking and driven young adult programs and they hit the mark once again with their family centered show The Fosters.

A Shift in Rhetoric on LGBTI by Iran

Hossein Alizadeh | Posted 05.11.2015 | Gay Voices
Hossein Alizadeh

Years of international campaigning have finally turned the world's attention to Iran's failure to uphold the human rights of LGBTI people, and perhaps Iran realized that their shameful persecution of individuals based on their sexual orientation, or private intimate acts, is nothing to be proud of.

I Have Come to Indoctrinate Your Children Into My LGBTQ Agenda (And I'm Not a Bit Sorry)

S. Bear Bergman | Posted 05.07.2015 | Gay Voices
S. Bear Bergman

All that time I said I wasn't indoctrinating anyone with my beliefs about gay and lesbian and bi and trans and queer people? That was a lie. All 25 years of my career as an LGBTQ activist, I have been on a consistent campaign of trying to change people's minds about us. I want to make them like us.

Dr. Ben Carson: National Malpractice

LGBT News | Posted 05.06.2015 | Gay Voices
LGBT News

As the reputed Republican Hopeless for the 2016 presidential election, Carson takes every opportunity to congratulate himself on his ability to speak his mind at any cost -- the cost in this case being the reinforcement of an utterly nonsensical and dangerous notion, but the cost in all cases being rationality and someone else's well-being.