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The Smith Family Chronicles: Jane Smith Comes Out To Her Evangelical Father (Episode 1)

John Shore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
John Shore

First episode in the video series, The Smith Family Chronicles.

An Ode to All the Homophobes

Lee Camp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lee Camp

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A Subtle Misunderstanding In Suicide Prevention: The Relationship Between Sexuality And Religion

Christine A. Scheller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Christine A. Scheller

We who are religious would do well to make sure our houses of worship are safe places for young people grappling with their emerging sexuality.

"Spring Awakening"-- Teen Masturbation, Pregnancy, Incest, Suicide and Rape In A Catchy Musical

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Charles Karel Bouley

Watching the touring company of "Spring Awakening" at their premiere night at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, CA was awkward at times; but then again, so was puberty so that's the point.

Coming: A Rock Musical of Biblical Proportions

Liz Black | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Liz Black

If you're religious to the point you refuse evolution as a concept, this is not the play for you. But for the rest of the world, Coming is that bitch-slap that will shock you and leave its impression after you leave.

Jesus: The King Of Connection

Rev. Dr. Cindi Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Cindi Love

I believe that fundamentalism makes a mockery of Jesus Christ in that it disconnects us from one another, objectifies and denies the God-given worth and dignity of every human being.

From The Advocate: Can You Forgive Ted Haggard?

The Advocate | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

... Haggard isn't out to change anyone's sexual orientation. He thinks gay people can thrive at his church, which he believes has the power to change ...

All Sports Is Political: The Dave Zirin interview

Christian Avard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Christian Avard

They say sports and politics don't mix. One sportswriter disagrees with that. In fact, he would argue that professional sports has always been political and has been a positive force in shaping American society.

Mona Lisa Model Was Male, According To Italian Researchers

Eleanor Ide (AFP) | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

ROME -- Italian researchers who specialise in resolving art mysteries said Wednesday they have discovered the disputed identity of the model for Leona...

Uganda Hangs Over National Prayer Breakfast Once Again

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Cathleen Falsani Religion News Service Last year, for the first time since the National Prayer Breakfast was founded in 1953, angry protesters dem...

Bill McCartney Apologizes For Calling Homosexuality 'An Abomination Against Almighty God'

Boulder Daily Camera | Kyle Ringo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Former University of Colorado coach Bill McCartney apologized Wednesday for comments that drew criticism from those opposed to CU hiring him as the ne...

Overcoming Clergy Gender Norms

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

Archetypes for men and women -- and especially clergy -- press us to conform to the norms dictated by our genders. People want religious leaders to look, sound and seem familiar.

Tila Tequila's Shot at Fame is No Exercise in Bisexual Education

Sheela Lambert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Sheela Lambert

Because A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila has a bi star, some people expect this series to show them what bisexual people are all about. It doesn't.

Ugandan Tragedy, Human Rights, and US Foreign Aid

Serra Sippel | Posted 06.17.2011 | World
Serra Sippel

While the U.S. has condemned egregious examples of rights-violating policies in Uganda, it still funds HIV interventions that are inherently anti-LGBT and anti-woman.

Lesbian Landmark To Welcome Men During Bad Economy

miamiherald.com | By CAMMY CLARK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Guests lounge around the pool at Pearl's Rainbow, soaking up the sunshine and tropical vibes typical of a Southernmost guesthouse. Not a man is in sig...

Elton John's A Sinner According To Joel Osteen

Brad Hirschfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Brad Hirschfield

Is it a big surprise to anyone that Osteen, an evangelical pastor and biblical literalist, believes homosexuality is a sin? Did Piers Morgan think that the answer would be different for a star than for a regular guy who happens to be gay?

Do Only Religious People Have A 'Calling'?

Chris Stedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Chris Stedman

A calling is more than a job; it's something that matters to you, drives you, inspires you. It's what gets you out of bed in the morning.

Joel Osteen: 'Homosexuality Is A Sin'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

In an interview which will air Wednesday on CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight, megachurch pastor Joel Osteen declares that homosexuality is a sin based on hi...

Finding Jesus, In Drag

Jay Bakker | Posted 07.25.2011 | Religion
Jay Bakker

I was really nervous about how the Christian magazines and festival organizers and even some of my Christian friends would react if they knew I'd been to a drag show.

Exclusive Interview

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

I think fiction lends itself to messiness rather than the ideal, and plays well with the ironies surrounding what happens versus what should happen.

Exploring Christian LGBT Issues With Jay Bakker

Posted 07.25.2011 | Religion

By Cathleen Falsani Religion News Service When Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker's PTL ministry and Heritage USA theme park crashed and burned in the 1980...

Springs Diocese Adopts 12-Step Program For Gays

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The Catholic Diocese in Colorado Springs has adopted a 12-step program that offers "support" for homosexuals. Despite striking similarities to Alcoho...

Is Evangelical Christianity Having A Great Gay Awakening?

Cathleen Falsani | Posted 07.25.2011 | Religion
Cathleen Falsani

Only time will tell whether more evangelical leaders will add their voices to the chorus calling for full and unapologetic inclusion of homosexuals in the life of the church.

Focus On The Family Picks Up Sponsorship Of Event Challenging Homosexuality

cnn.com | Dan Gilgoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A major Christian group will take over an annual event that challenges homosexuality, weeks after the event's main Christian sponsor pulled support fo...

Seeking The True Church

Rev. Dr. Cindi Love | Posted 05.26.2011 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Cindi Love

Look for a church that is out of step with a homophobic, sexist, racist culture where everyone looks and sounds alike. There you will find Christ.