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The Duality of Being a Gay Christian

Glenn Garner | Posted 08.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Glenn Garner

As a gay Christian, I have only faced true discrimination for one of these identities. Here's a hint: It's not Christianity. When I tell someone I'm Christian, they don't come up with a series of offensive questions and remarks. I have never felt threatened or in danger when praying or practicing my Christian beliefs. Christianity is not an oppressed identity.

The Christian Closet

Shane Jordan | Posted 08.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Shane Jordan

A famous quotation widely attributed to Gandhi has been on my mind a lot lately: "I like your Christ. I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ." Why are today's Christians such a departure from the actual person of Christ?

Is Every Christian Who's Against Gay Marriage Necessarily a Bigot?

John Shore | Posted 07.23.2014 | Religion
John Shore

The call of today's anti-gay Christians is "Stop calling us bigots, everyone! Just because we believe what the Bible says about homosexuality does not make us bigots!" So let's think about that.

The Joy of Gay Sex, Michael Sam and Biblical Literalism: Let's Not Take It Lying Down

H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D. | Posted 07.15.2014 | Gay Voices
H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D.

For everyone's sake, it's long past time to stop claiming that right-wing Christian revulsion in response to same-sex romantic love has anything to do with the Bible. Nothing in scriptures prohibits a kiss between two men.

Loving All God's Children Equally

Jane Clementi | Posted 06.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Jane Clementi

My hope and prayer is for the church to fully embrace all LGBTQI people. This will have a dramatic impact for many, but most especially for our youth, who do not need to be shamed, "healed" or merely tolerated but fully embraced and loved just as they are, beautifully created in God's image.

From Familiar to Foreign: A Gay Christian Goes Back to Church

Jenna Tenn-Yuk | Posted 06.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Jenna Tenn-Yuk

I've been deeply hurt by the judgment and anti-gay discourse of Christian communities. I still can't believe what I hear coming out of the church -- no pun intended. But a few months ago I started a challenge to go back to church.

Dear Christ-Killing Christians, Don't Mess With Miss Tiffany Fantasia

Victor M. Feraru | Posted 06.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Victor M. Feraru

The queer community came out in all shapes and sizes for Miami Beach Pride. And then the crazies showed up carrying signs saying that gays were going to hell. Tiffany Taylor Fantasia, a drag queen who has been working at the Palace in South Beach for over 10 years, said, "Oh, hell no."

This Is What Can Happen When Your Family and Church Aren't Accepting of LGBTQ People (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 06.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

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World Vision, Gay Marriage and Taking a Stand on the Backs of Starving Children

Kristen Howerton | Posted 05.26.2014 | Religion
Kristen Howerton

It's astounding to me that Christians would take food from starving children because a gay person might have helped in getting it there.

A Gay Dad Says Goodbye to Fred Phelps: Your Life Was an Epic Fail

Rob Watson | Posted 05.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Rob Watson

I do not respect Fred Phelps, nor do I forgive the pain he inflicted, but I value him. I value what he contributed to the struggle for LGBT equality. I am grateful that because of his presence, millions woke up to understand homophobia better and to confront it.

Why Can't Holy Spaces Be Safe Spaces?

Emma Joslyn | Posted 02.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Emma Joslyn

I grew up in a world in which evangelical megachurches locked sweet kids in closets until they escaped into pill bottles. Fear and faith worked together to transform adolescent love letters into criminal evidence.

'Where Were You?' (VIDEO)

Eliel Cruz | Posted 02.01.2014 | Gay 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.

Pride Marchers vs. the 'Christians'

Emma Tattenbaum-Fine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Emma Tattenbaum-Fine

When I was 8, my moms and I attended a pride march. We were marching with our rainbows and chanting, "We're here, we're queer, get used to it!" From across a waist-high barricade, the "Christians" responded, "You're here, you're queer, you won't be here next year!" So ominous.

A Straight, Southern, Christian Redneck on Homophobia

Neal Wooten | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Neal Wooten

It amazes me how many of my dear friends in the South perceive this one sin as a conscious choice, but not the other 660-plus sins listed in the Bible. All anti-gay arguments are based solely on personal prejudice, and this is easy to prove.

Ex-Gay Therapy and the Dangers of the Pulpit in South Mississippi

Zach Magee | Posted 11.23.2013 | Gay Voices
Zach Magee

Lakeside Baptist Church in Hattiesburg, Miss., is hosting a conference led by Refuge461, an ex-gay "ministry." Members of GetEQUAL Mississippi, Walk Fellowship, and OMEGA Mississippi have organized a rally to send a message of love, acceptance, and hope to those attending this conference.

A Message for Dinosaurs

Tom Bartolomei | Posted 11.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Tom Bartolomei

A message to all the dinosaurs out there, including Bryan Fischer, John Kasich, Mike DeWine, Vladimir Putin, the Westboro Baptist Church, One Million ...

God Hates Gays Who Own Chandeliers? The Folks at Ivory & Deene Seem to Think So

John J. Caswell Jr. | Posted 11.20.2013 | Gay Voices
John J. Caswell Jr.

Rather than simply declining our request, as so many companies we have sought sponsorship from have, Ruby decided to do the least Christian thing she could think of: directly and personally judge and shame strangers. She may not have called us "faggots," but she might as well have.

LISTEN: DJ Slammed By Listener For Playing Macklemore's 'Same Love'

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.11.2013 | Gay Voices

The host of Artimis Radio on 92.9 FM in Indiana had no idea that playing Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' hit "Same Love" would evoke such a passionate and ...

We Cannot Be Silent

Linda Robertson | Posted 11.05.2013 | Gay Voices
Linda Robertson

When those of us who call ourselves Christians stand by in silence as someone, speaking with the authority granted to pastors entrusted with teaching the Word of God, uses the Word to cultivate disgust toward individuals made in the image of God, we tacitly concur with his conclusions.

'You're a Fat-Ass... and You're Going to Hell!'

Shane Jordan | Posted 07.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Shane Jordan

You, a well-meaning Christian, sign on to Facebook, only to see an overweight deacon from your church downing the super-sized everything at the local fast-food joint. Are you going to tell him he's going right to hell because he is a glutton? You would have some biblical backing if you did.

Kristin Chenoweth: Jesus Would Be 'Horrified' By Anti-Gay Christians

The Huffington Post | JR Tungol | Posted 03.07.2013 | Gay Voices

Beloved long-time LGBT ally Kristin Chenowethdoes not let her Christianity get in the way of her unwavering support for marriage equality. In an in...

A New Birth: Faith And Equality As One For LGBT Youth, Families And The Nation

Brent Childers | Posted 03.02.2013 | Gay Voices
Brent Childers

Let's resolve that 2013 will be the point in history where we no longer offer the imprimatur of respectability to the notion that a person's sexual orientation is something to be shamed and condemned, nor to anyone who promotes that notion.

Resist Southern Baptist 'Terrorism'

Rev. Mel White | Posted 08.26.2012 | Gay Voices
Rev. Mel White

Their resolution is gay bashing at its worse, because it implies that in the end God, too, is a gay basher who will sentence the unrepentant homosexual to an eternity in hell. Ultimately, the Southern Baptist resolution is an act of what I call "holy terrorism."

Notes On Anti-Gay Camp

Noah Tsika | Posted 08.22.2012 | Gay Voices
Noah Tsika

For comedy I turn to Christian bigots, but they have let me down of late. What's missing from the current crop, what today's anti-gay preachers, with their infantile depictions of "poo-poo pansies," fail to provide, is camp.

Do All Evangelical Leaders Believe Gays Should Be Put To Death?

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 08.01.2012 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

It may be true that the "death to gays" pastors and their followers represent a tiny portion of evangelicals. But a much larger group of white evangelicals is not speaking out against the people making claims in the name of their religious faith.