THANK YOU to the Many Who Support Inclusion in the Conservative Church

Tweet Thank you to the supporters who so kindly gave to the Crowdfunder Campaign ending March 2014. The comments associated with the public thank you speak VOLUMES about hope, and pain and triumph. The supporters include: gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, straight and pansexual people, men and women and intersex people, many races and nationalities, as […]

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God and the Gay Christian — The Biblical Case in Support of Same-Sex Relationships by Matthew Vines

Tweet God and the Gay Christian — The Biblical Case in Support of Same-Sex Relationships by Matthew Vines is an important book for the conservative Christian church, now. Vines presents clear and well-sequenced arguments to support a more accurate interpretation of six passages in the Bible which have been used to exclude lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender […]

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Transgender Marriage — Before God

Tweet This is one of six stories is in the chapter of the book “Walking the Bridgeless Canyon – Repairing the Breach between the Conservative Church and the LGBT Christian Community.” (May 2014) A Biblical case for same-sex marriage is based upon the covenant, selfless, sacrificial requirements of Ephesians 5 and the one flesh demand for covenant of […]

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Married — Before God

Tweet Each of these stories is in the chapter of the book “Walking the Bridgeless Canyon –Repairing the Breach between the Conservative Church and the LGBT Christian Community.” (May 2014) A Biblical case for same-sex marriage is based upon the covenant, selfless, sacrificial requirements of Ephesians 5 and the one flesh demand for covenant of […]

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Ted Hayes – Baptist Minister, Married Gay Man, & Widowed Octogenarian Activist

Tweet Ted Hayes was born Memphis, Tennessee and grew up in East Tennessee in the 1930s and 1940s; Tennessee was ground zero for fundamentalist Christianity. After serving in the Korean War, he earned his degree in chemistry at the University of Chattanooga. When he announced to his family that he was going to enter Southern Baptist […]

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Where Can I Get the Persecuted Christians Version of the Bible?

Tweet Twelve white Christian heterosexual (assumed) men whose mamas didn’t teach them to share or respect the dignity of others. Tony Perkins on the passage of the “Religious Freedom Restoration Act” in Mississippi. “Today, I had the honor of joining Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant (R) at the signing of SB2681 — the state’s Religious Freedom […]

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“Algo marica le ocurrió a América” por Dr. Michael Brown | Reseña

Tweet “Existe tu verdad, mi verdad y LA verdad.” Los cristianos deberían tener como procedimiento operativo estándar el apegarse a la verdad. Muchas veces nos apegamos hacía “mi verdad” cuando ésta confirma nuestros miedos. Esta inclinación, sin embargo, tiene efectos mucho más dañinos cuando “la verdad”, sea la suya o la mía, es manipulada. El […]

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“Go and Do Likewise” — Christians Must Stop Oppressing the LGBT Community

Tweet Franklin Graham has been acting badly for several years. When his dad, Billy became ill, the lid appears to have popped off of Franklin’s extreme anti-gay views. He started becoming more vocal. He used his father’s reputation to bolster his views. Franklin propped Billy up in a chair and published letters about North Carolina’s […]

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To World Vision and Conservative Christians — Let’s Get Together for a Potluck and Bible Study

Tweet I am disappointed. I thought World Vision was going to break loose from the pack and lead other para-church organizations in doing the right thing by honoring the legal marriages of their same sex employees. I knew it would be a tough slog to free themselves from modern traditional biases created over the last […]

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Transgender Christian Lisa Salazar’s Kindle Book 99¢ Sunday, March 30

Tweet I am often asked for resources and information about sexual orientation and gender identity as they intersect with faith. Please check on my blog link for a full list of  book resources and video resources. The book I most recommend most often for transgender Christians, or those who want to learn more about this […]

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World Vision Decides to Honor the Legal Marriages of Their Same-Sex Employees

Tweet Richard Stearns, President of World Vision, Inc., with a mission of “Building a better world for children,” announced today that the organization is recognizing and extending benefits to legally married gay Christian couples employed in their American branch. World Vision is a parachurch organization headquartered in Tacoma, Washington.  Upon employment, staff members agree to: […]

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Businesses Lead in LGBT Equality

Tweet Guinness pulled its sponsorship of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in NYC when parade organizers said gay marchers were forbidden from carrying any gay-related signs. Interestingly, 91% of Fortune 500 companies have non-discrimination policies which protect LGBT employees. Of that group, 67% offer benefits to same-sex partners. “It’s expensive to hire people, and you […]

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Michael Brown Exports His “Dangers of Gay Activism” Message to Peru

Tweet   Michael Brown went to Peru’s Parliament last week to speak to congressional leaders and chancellors of all the major universities about the “dangers of homosexual activism.” About his trip, he effused “what an extraordinary opportunity to impact a nation.” Brown was invited to Peru through a personal connection to one of Peru’s most […]

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American Extremism To Russia with Love

Tweet The violence against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people in Russia is not intrinsic to it’s history. It is a relatively new poison that has seeped into the Russian culture and church, compliments in no small part, to American extremists who have been visiting that country over the past decade. [The situation has become […]

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SBC Pastor’s Kid Comes Out and Family Stands with Him UPDATE

Tweet UPDATE — MARCH 11, 2014 (I have the permission of Pastor Danny to relay this information.)  Thank you to those of you who have prayed for the Cortez family and the New Heart church community as they navigate this issue. This is the official statement for the process over the next two months: “As […]

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