When young people have angsted at me about the gay debate, I've just told them to follow Jesus--to seek to honor Him with their sexuality and love others well.
I was put on this Earth to live the often fabulous -- though frequently maligned -- life of a homosexual. Sling your accusatory rhetoric at me all you want. But to use Bible verses to taint someone's existence, his very life, as a sin because he is attracted to someone of the same-sex is deplorable.
The high divorce rate in the United States has long been a source of great frustration to the church. It sees heterosexual marriage as the bedrock of society and exhorts its followers to stay married at any cost, but few seem to listen to the advice.
In 2015, being a 30-year-old virgin and living in Las Vegas seems highly unlikely and almost impossible. Virginity and Sin City are like vinegar and oil -- they don't mix. For me, being a virgin and living in Las Vegas is everyday life.
A Mississippi newspaper organization banning gay wedding announcements told employees to keep their opinions to themselves.
It was scheduled to rain on a big day for my alma mater, and a university big wig told a reverend to pray for God to hold the rain. The reverend chided, "God might have bigger things to worry about. Maybe he even wants it to rain."
As a hetero woman, who has never (ever) dreamt of a wedding day, I was still profoundly moved and delighted by the second SCOTUS ruling on June 26th.
I knew, even as a small child, how meaningful it was that my mother insisted on a life of truth, beauty, love and justice. Her courageous choices were about her, and they were also very much about us, her kids. She knew she had to live a life that would show her children how to fully live.
I've watched the conservative nonprofit Catholic Vote anti-gay PSA video a dozen times since it appeared in my news feed last night.
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But it is not the call of our heritage in Stonewall alone that compels us to be mindful of our edges, because it is also the call of our biblical ance...
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Rather than portend a new dark era for religion, as my debating opponent on Fox News warned on Friday, the decision reminds us of why religious life flourishes in America.
I grew up thinking Billy Graham was a hero. My family was Baptist; my dad, a Baptist preacher. I was an adult before I realized Graham wasn't exclusively Baptist though by then he might as well have been because conservative Christians seemed, largely, to have let go of doctrinal differences in favor of ideological absolutes.
My daughter is wary because she expects you to say hurtful things. She needs your supportive voice to be louder than the competing voices of judgment and hate. So, please, speak up.
Growing up in a very conservative religious environment, it turned our world upside down when our 13-year-old son came out to us. The learning curve was steep since we were coming from a place of almost total ignorance about all things LGBT-related.