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Matthew Vines

How Religious Leaders Are Responding To The Orlando Shooting

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.13.2016 | Religion

Americans of all faiths and backgrounds awoke Sunday morning to the devastating news of a shooting at a popular gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida that...

The Bible Does Not Condemn Homosexuality

Adam Phillips | Posted 07.16.2016 | Religion
Adam Phillips

Billy Graham's son is terrified that President Obama and a whole host of us have chucked out our Bibles in order to support marriage equality. This is laughable if it weren't so powerfully sad. Here's the thing, Franklin: You need to read your Bible better.

SURPRISE: 7 Bible Quotes That Support Same-Sex Relationships

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

Popular YouTube lesbian vlogger Arielle Scarcella is back with a slightly different video this week that takes a look at what the Bible really has to ...

Reflection: God and the Gay Christian

Amelia Markham | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Amelia Markham

Vines' book is written from a conservative and incredibly Evangelical position and argues for the affirmation of same-sex relationships not in spite of the Bible but because of the Bible.

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.

Why This Gay Author Plans To Stay Abstinent Until His Wedding Day

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Author and activist Matthew Vines joined HuffPost Live this week for a candid conversation about sexuality, spirituality and organized religion as exp...

God and the Gay Christian: A Wesleyan Perspective

Ty McCarthy | Posted 06.22.2014 | Religion
Ty McCarthy

Whenever there is a situation that is hard to reconcile the first place a Wesleyan gets help is from the Bible. But we, Wesleyans, don't use the Bible alone. We approach the situation using the Wesleyan Quadrilateral, a four-pronged test that helps us make sense of it.

Reflections on the 2014 GCN Conference

Ty McCarthy | Posted 03.19.2014 | Religion
Ty McCarthy

Men and women from many different faith backgrounds met to discuss and learn where sexual orientation and gender identity fall into the Kingdom of God. This was the 2014 Gay Christian Network Conference. The warmth of the people inside evaporated the brutal Chicago weather outside.