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Queer Theology

'Josephine': Reconciling My Queer Faith (VIDEO)

J Mase III | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
J Mase III

2013-10-04-jmaseiiijosephinepull.pngA few years ago I was introduced to the concept of queer theology. I was inspired to share some of what I've learned from one of my favorite queer theologians, Peterson Toscano, in poem form.

We Desperately Need A New Conversation On Homosexuality And The Bible

Father Shannon Kearns | Posted 08.06.2013 | Religion
Father Shannon Kearns

Over the past 10 years I have found myself doing two things over and over again: Coming out and having conversations about the so-called "clobber passages" relating to homosexuality and the Bible. I have grown weary of those conversations.

Rainbow Christ Prayer Honors LGBT Spirituality

Kittredge Cherry | Posted 08.25.2012 | Gay Voices
Kittredge Cherry

I wrote the following Rainbow Christ Payer with gay theologian Patrick Cheng for LGBT Pride Month. The prayer matches the colors of the rainbow flag with the seven models of the queer Christ. Each color also corresponds with a universal spiritual principle in LGBT history and culture.

Queer Christ Arises To Liberate And Heal

Kittredge Cherry | Posted 06.03.2012 | Gay Voices
Kittredge Cherry

There is black Jesus, Asian Jesus, female "Christa," and now queer Jesus to set people free and heal some of the damage done in Christ's name. Many, including me, see the queer Christ Jesus as a blessing that builds faith by embodying God's wildly inclusive love for all.

The Values Voter Summit and the Idolatry of 'Family Values'

Rev. Patrick S. Cheng, Ph.D. | Posted 12.13.2011 | Gay Voices
Rev. Patrick S. Cheng, Ph.D.

The real sin at the Values Voter Summit was not homosexuality or transgender identity but the idolatry of so-called "family values." Speakers exhibited a remarkable disregard for what the Bible and Christian theology actually say about marriage and family values.

Lady Gaga And The Gospel Of Judas

Rev. Patrick S. Cheng, Ph.D. | Posted 07.16.2011 | Religion
Rev. Patrick S. Cheng, Ph.D.

Lady Gaga is setting off the Christian right again. In her new video, she sings over and over, "I'm in love with Judas." Is there anything redemptive, theologically speaking, about this song?

Radical Love: Why Christianity Is A Queer Religion

Rev. Patrick S. Cheng, Ph.D. | Posted 05.29.2011 | Religion
Rev. Patrick S. Cheng, Ph.D.

There are many people, both on the right and on the left, who claim that Christianity is incompatible with queerness. I strongly disagree. In fact, I am convinced that Christianity, at its very core, is a queer religion.

The Truth Will Make Us Free: A Queer Year in Review

Rev. Patrick S. Cheng, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Patrick S. Cheng, Ph.D.

As the groundbreaking events of 2010 have demonstrated, it is the truth of the fundamental goodness of LGBT people and our lives that will make us free.