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North Korea, Hillsong and the Denial of Denial

Peter Rollins | Posted 08.10.2014 | Religion
Peter Rollins

North Korea never fails to offer up interesting and telling examples of how ideology functions. One such example can be found in their claim that homosexuality doesn't actually exist there.

Gene Robinson, Jay Bakker, Ray Boltz and Other Progressive Christian Leaders Make 'Not All Like That' Christian Videos

John Shore | Posted 12.29.2013 | Religion
John Shore

Leaders of progressive Christianity have taken advantage of the platform to let the world know that not all Christians subscribe to the stridently anti-gay Christianity espoused by organizations as the American Family Association and the National Organization for Marriage.

Church Celebrates Marriage Equality With Awesome Rainbow Communion Bread

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 05.16.2013 | Religion

On May 14, Minnesota became the 12th state to sign gay marriage into law as Governor Mark Dayton signed its marriage equality bill and said "life, lib...

Attention Mainstream Christians: Be Fruitful And Amplify

Wayne Besen | Posted 12.07.2011 | Religion
Wayne Besen

Clearly, the loving and inclusive rhetoric of some mainstream Christians is fruitful. The million-dollar question is how do we get such voices to multiply and amplify?

Evangelicals And The New Wave Of Gay Acceptance

Jonathan Merritt | Posted 08.25.2011 | Religion
Jonathan Merritt

Calls for reforming the community's engagement of homosexuality are, I think, having an effect. In my observation, evangelicals increasingly are fed up with the way the Christian church has often spoken to and about gays and lesbians

'Wild Goose': A New Kind Of Christian Revival

Posted 08.19.2011 | Religion

By Yonat Shimron Religion News Service DURHAM, N.C. (RNS) It's summer. It's hot. It's the South. That must mean it's time for an old-fashioned ca...

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.

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...

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.

The Happy Hour Gospel According To Jay Bakker -- Yes, That Bakker

Joseph Huff-Hannon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Joseph Huff-Hannon

In a mellow Southern accent he shares a memory from his own childhood, when a friend at school brought him a football one day out of the blue, and how happy that made him feel. "And believe me, when I was a kid I had everything."