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Musician Jennifer Knapp's TEDx Talk About Being A Lesbian Christian
Gay Man Seeks Straight Wife (But A Lesbian Wife Will Do)
Author, 'Cowboys, Armageddon, and The Truth: How a Gay Child W...
Dear fundamentalist Christian readers: As per your advice, I am composing what could potentially become my online dating profile in my search for a wife, but I need your input. I need to know more about the gay people who have chosen to be in opposite-sex relationships.
Dear Evangelicals, Let's Stop Burying Our Heads In The Sand On 'Ex-Gay' Ministries
Author, 'TORN: Rescuing the Gospel from the Gays-vs.-Christian...
Let me say this as a fellow evangelical: Brothers and sisters, whether you support or oppose same-sex relationships, one fact is undeniable. No ministry can turn same-sex-attracted people into opposite-sex-attracted people. It simply doesn't happen.
Gay Bashing By Churches Is Why A New Pew Poll Shows America Losing Its Religion
Founder, Truth Wins Out
A new poll reveals that a record number of Americans now consider themselves unaffiliated with any particular religion. If you want to understand the reasons behind this trend, read the letter that Twin Cities Catholic Archbishop John Nienstedt sent to the mother of a gay son.
Coming Out To My Bible Study (Part 2)
Writer and hairstylist; author, 'Jesus Loves Lesbians, Too'
The hunt for a church is both time-consuming and emotionally vexing. Luckily, I found a church I love. I have been attending it for quite some time now, but it wasn't until recently that I took the next step and signed up for a small Bible study group.
Your Religion Hurts
Here is my message to my Christian friends: If you love us so much and support us wholeheartedly, then stand up for us. Do not allow the fanatics to taint your goodness. That is precisely what is happening.
Gays, God And Theater
Professor of Theater, Ursinus College
Neil Patrick Harris asked in his Tony opening number, "What if life were more like theater?" Well, one answer to that question is that, if life were more like theater, gays and religion would coexist in harmony. Kristin Chenoweth, the brilliantly talented Broadway star, exemplifies this idea.
Gays And Sports Bring Religious Zealots To Outsports
Visitors to Outsports recently may have thought they had stumbled across the Focus on the Family website by accident, given all the comments by anti-gay religious zealots.
Why Do Some American Christians Heroize People Who Spew Ignorance?
blogmaster, Holy Bullies and Headless Monsters
A lawmaker says something anti-gay while hiding behind the Bible, our community demands an apology, the lawmaker refuses to back down, and finally the lawmaker is looked upon by some as a hero for supposedly standing up for Biblical principal.
Queers And Christians: A Ménage À Trois
Professor of literary and religious studies, Eugene Lang Colle...
Fornication was one thing that both married and celibate Christians could agree upon. Broadly understood, "fornication" covered all sorts of behaviors that seemed not to fit into the other two categories. When "fornicators" talk back, it's bound to trigger a crisis for everyone.
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Joel Osteen's Sin
Author, activist, life coach and mother
Recently, Oprah Winfrey sat down with Joel Osteen, the pastor of the largest church in America. When Oprah asked Pastor Osteen if he thought gay people would enter heaven, he answered, "Yes, if they repent for their sins."
With Friends Like These
Author, "Ashes to Asheville."
Your friends blew it; they definitely proved themselves, at least during that car ride, to be your faux friends. They made your coming out to them about
: about their needs, their comfort level, their convictions.
Gay Debate Mirrors 19th-Century Church Dispute On Slavery
Homosexual Christophobes Attack Christians: Huckabee Shines Light on the Hate Crime that Dare Not Speak its Name
Co-founder, Laughing Liberally
It turns out that far from being the victims of hate crimes, the gays are the real haters and the true criminals.
Second Class Even In Death
Charles Karel Bouley
Entertainer, author, broadcaster, comic, satirist, singer, dog...
A generation of gay men that died of AIDS in this country have been slapped today; they are citizens not entitled to the same rights as a dead Iraqi war veteran.
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