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Christianity and Lgbt

(Not) Belonging: A Gay Christian Who Refuses to Take Sides

Brandon Ambrosino | Posted 04.12.2013 | Religion
Brandon Ambrosino

Yes, I used to see the world in rigid binary oppositions. But now that I am a man -- a gay, Christian man -- I've put behind me such a childish way of seeing.

To The Christian 'Ex-gay' Blogger Found On Grindr

John Shore | Posted 04.10.2013 | Religion
John Shore

God doesn't want us to know him better through our sinning. He wants us to know him best through our love. You don't get to be the exception to the rule of needing and deserving full love, Matt.

Gay-Condemning Christians And Their House Of Mirrors

John Shore | Posted 03.11.2013 | Religion
John Shore

Challenge a Christian to make one single argument for homosexuality being wrong that doesn't quote or reference the Bible, and suddenly they're in a house of mirrors; suddenly the only thing they can only point to is themselves.

Christians Can Change Their Minds On Homosexuality. I Know, Because I Did.

Religion News Service | Shari Johnson | Posted 06.14.2012 | Religion

(RNS) When President Obama announced his support of same-sex marriage, I was thrilled. But I also was filled with a sense of dread about the maelstrom...

To Christians Who Still Believe Homosexuality Is A Sin

John Shore | Posted 07.08.2012 | Religion
John Shore

Christians today who take seriously the search for truth must admit that the old axiom that homosexuality is a sin has been forever reduced in status from objective truth to subjective opinion.

The Best Case For The Bible Not Condemning Homosexuality

John Shore | Posted 06.03.2012 | Religion
John Shore

If there is no clearly stated directive in the Bible to marginalize and ostracize gay people, then Christians continuing to do so is morally indefensible, and must cease.

An Open Letter From Christians To Gay People

John Shore | Posted 03.11.2012 | Religion
John Shore

I stepped up into the pulpit, crossed it, and looked down upon the carefully printed words. There I read this:

Another Teen Bullied To Death, Another Reason For A New Christianity

John Shore | Posted 02.07.2012 | Religion
John Shore

There are always myriad causes behind suicide. But that that does not alter the fact that the root cause of these tragedies is a strain of Christianity that continues to insist that homosexuality is an evil affront to God.

Christians For A Moral America Pray For George Michael's Death

John Shore | Posted 01.29.2012 | Religion
John Shore

Ever heard of a group called Christians for a Moral America? Neither had I. Neither had anyone else. Until George Michael was admitted to a hospital for severe pneumonia.

A Christian Comes Out In a Letter, For Worse And For Better

John Shore | Posted 12.17.2011 | Religion
John Shore

"I understand that this was a lot to take in. Likely you have some questions or concerns and may wish to talk to me about them or talk to someone else or just have some time to process."

Christians Should Be More Than "Gay Okay"

Christian Piatt | Posted 11.29.2011 | Religion
Christian Piatt

To say that something like sexual orientation, race, economic status, gender are not issues to us is to speak from a position of privilege.

Are Christians Culpable in Gay Teen Suicides?

John Shore | Posted 11.24.2011 | Religion
John Shore

Just now practically everyone in the Christian blogosphere is writing and commenting about the recent Jamey Rodemeyer suicide.

The Top 5 Questions Asked By Opponents Of LGBT Inclusion In The Church

Rev. Dr. Janet Edwards | Posted 11.24.2011 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Janet Edwards

We have the testimony of many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Christians who tell us that God has bound them to a person of the same sex as their partner for life.

Christians And The Blood Of Jamey Rodemeyer

John Shore | Posted 11.22.2011 | Religion
John Shore

Jesus Christ died for your sins. That was unthinkably beautiful. Now Jamey Rodemeyer has died from your sins. That is not.

The Elephant In The Room: 'I Remain, Still, A Gay Christian'

John Shore | Posted 11.19.2011 | Religion
John Shore

"To my family's belief structure, this just isn't possible. My parents and I have danced and boxed around this issue, and we've been stuck for quite some time at an impasse."

Secretly Gay-Affirming Pastors: You Are Not Alone

John Shore | Posted 11.07.2011 | Religion
John Shore

And it seems to me a safe bet that if she feels the way she does about homosexuality, so do others in her church. I think she might be surprised at how far she can push the gay envelope without tearing it.

'God, Why Did You Make Me This Way? Why Did You Give Me This Life?'

John Shore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
John Shore

A little while ago someone wrote to ask me why I'm so interested in the "gay issue." I replied that my primary interest isn't in "the gay issue." My primary interest is in the abuse of power.

Christians: With Gay Relationships, Drawing the Line is Impossible

John Shore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
John Shore

Christians don't at all mind love between two men. Christians really mind sexual love between two men.