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LGBT and Home for the Holidays?

Jennifer Knapp | Posted 11.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Jennifer Knapp

As you feel the dry, rough skin of your father's hand, or perhaps the pudgy, sticky fingers of your nephew in the palm of your own, you may find yourself feeling both uncomfortable and comforted. When was the last time you held their hand for so long?

WATCH: A Gay Teens Explains What The Bible REALLY Says About Homosexuality

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.03.2014 | Gay Voices

As we all know, for as long as the queer rights movement has received mainstream attention, individuals have used the Bible to try and justify denying...

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.

Selena Owens' Answer to Cultural Depravity

Jonathan Zeng | Posted 04.02.2014 | Gay Voices
Jonathan Zeng

Ms. Owens was quite offended by Sunday's Grammy Awards and called it "a forthright assault on conservatives" which furthered "homosexual advancement" in American culture.

Do Gay People Control the Weather?

Lillian Daniel | Posted 03.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Lillian Daniel

Whenever there is extreme weather, some weird religious leader gets airtime for blaming someone. Whether it's a tsunami, an earthquake, a heat wave or a drought, someone will say it's God's way of getting our attention and therefore it has to be someone's fault.

The Evolution Of An Evangelical

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 07.17.2013 | Religion
Rev. Susan Russell

The public story of a public theologian publically evolving on LGBT equality is a kind of coming out. It's part of the tide turning, a beacon of hope to all those who wonder if that long held dream of a nation where liberty and justice for all is not just a pledge but a reality will ever be realized.

Beyond The Comments: One HuffPoster's Redeeming Story of Her Tumultuous Past

Jessica Joseph | Posted 07.02.2013 | Religion
Jessica Joseph

Instead, I had a knock down, screaming match with "Whoever the hell is up there!" I laid out my case, my fears, my doubts and I demanded an answer!

WATCH: Gay Christian Says Westboro Baptist 'Consider Themselves The Most Loving People In America'

Posted 04.03.2013 | Religion

Gay Christian and author Jeff Chu visited the Westboro Baptist Church while writing his book "Does Jesus Really Love Me?" Chu is one of many people w...

(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.

Do Gay Christians Still Need Their Own Church?

AP | RACHEL ZOLL | Posted 01.02.2013 | Los Angeles

-- On that Sunday in 1968 when Troy Perry borrowed a minister's robe and started a church for gays in his living room, the world was a very different...

What's With The Need For Black-And-White Thinking?

Jonathan Zeng | Posted 03.02.2013 | Gay Voices
Jonathan Zeng

Why do we have the need to see things in stark terms of "black and white" or "right and wrong"? Is there a "right" and a "wrong" way to look at everything? What about sexuality and gender identity?

Music As My Refuge: Then and Now

Jonathan Zeng | Posted 11.30.2012 | Gay Voices
Jonathan Zeng

I came to realize that being gay is not a reason to feel guilt or shame. I was created in God's image just as much as any straight person. Finally, I had peace. The guilt and shame left me. My love for music did not.

Jesus' Missing Words On Homosexuality

Richard Brand | Posted 09.01.2012 | Religion
Richard Brand

It seems to me that Jesus said a lot of important things about a lot of important issues. So it is pretty significant, I think, that Jesus said absolutely nothing about homosexuality.

Ask Pastor Paul: How Can I Be A Lesbian And Stay In My Church?

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 05.06.2012 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

I am a theology graduate student who also happens to be a lesbian. Sometimes other members of my parish make me feel like a social pariah and a second-class member of the Church.

Gay Spirituality And The Radical Faeries

Malcolm Boyd | Posted 04.21.2012 | Religion
Malcolm Boyd

When developing gay life in America starts to surface in books about the era, gay spirituality will emerge as one of the more fascinating subjects. A significant new book that deals with the subject has just appeared.

Redefining Courage: What The New Apostolate For LGBT Catholics Gets Wrong

Joseph Amodeo | Posted 03.06.2012 | Religion
Joseph Amodeo

Courage is an apostolate that "ministers to persons with same-sex attraction and their loved ones." Lay people may conclude that Courage is the only option for LGBT Catholics. This couldn't be further from the truth.

'Gay Christian Dialogue' Raises Questions

John Backman | Posted 02.05.2012 | Religion
John Backman

The working title was "gay Christian dialogue," a phrase that makes everything sound so simple: there are gay people, there are straight people, there are Christians. The dialogue itself taught me otherwise.

Gay At Baylor: A Christian Challenge

Mark Osler | Posted 10.29.2011 | Religion
Mark Osler

To remain an engaged and relevant institution, Baylor must change. Its message to gays and lesbians can't be: If you are gay, there is no love for you. Christ promises more.

Can Christians Truly Be Inclusive?

Pastor Neil Christopher | Posted 09.22.2011 | Religion
Pastor Neil Christopher

There are certain churches that say they have become inclusive to LGBT christians, but at the same time the refuse protect them or exclude those who oppose the inclusivity or even attack them.

Why Willow Creek Severed Ties With Ex-Gay Ministry Exodus International

Rev. Dr. Cindi Love | Posted 09.21.2011 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Cindi Love

Today is a red letter day at Soulforce. One of the organizations with whom we have worked has finally ended its formal relationship with the "gay conversion" ministry Exodus International.

A Part Of Satan?

Carol Hoenig | Posted 09.14.2011 | Religion
Carol Hoenig

When it comes right down to it, we'd all like to have a purpose, a reason for being here. Yet, when some are told that they aren't what God intended, the pain is raw, their purpose ostensibly less so.

Gay In The Pew: LGBT Catholics And Church Teaching

Joseph Amodeo | Posted 09.08.2011 | Religion
Joseph Amodeo

We should choose to stay in the Church while embracing Christ's guidance -- ask questions, seek answers and never stop knocking -- because one day the door will be opened.

The Separation Of Church And Hate

Rev. Dr. Cindi Love | Posted 09.04.2011 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Cindi Love

For those who insist that we are and must be a Christian Nation, may I suggest that the current "Kill the Gays" strategy is not only flawed, it is anything but Christ-like.

LGBT Catholics March Not In Defiance, But In Love

Joseph Amodeo | Posted 08.27.2011 | Religion
Joseph Amodeo

This past Sunday, against the will of the Archbishop of New York, I and dozens of other Catholics carried this hope to the streets of New York City.

Sin As The Closet, Grace As Coming Out: Rethinking Sin And Grace For LGBT People Today

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

According to Christian theology, God reveals Godself most fully in the person of Jesus Christ. As such, it follows that sin is the closet, or the resistance to revealing ourselves fully to God and to others.