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Kim Davis Refusing to issue Marriage License

The Creation of Another Christian Martyr — County Clerk Kim Davis

Kim Davis won election to County Clerk in Rowan County, Kentucky this year replacing her mother who had done the job for 27 years before her. Once elected, Davis took an oath swearing to do her job “without favor, affection or partiality, so help me God.” On July 6th, James Yates and William Smith, Jr., who had been together […]

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Wall of Love Charlotte Pride

The Tipping Point of Christian Love at Charlotte Pride

I began attending gay pride events in 2008 when friends at Freedom in Christ Evangelical Church (FIC) asked me to join them on their parade float and in their information booth at Civic Center. Only a few years had past since other churches added to FIC’s lone presence in the San Francisco Gay Pride Parade. […]

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Audacity by Ray Comfort

Ray Comfort’s Audacity — Nothing Says — I Have No Respect for You — Like Giving a Copy to a Gay Person

Ray Comfort’s Audacity released this week for free on YouTube. Comfort created the hour-long film as a tool to create “peace between the church and the LGBT community” to let gays know that “Christians don’t hate homosexuals. We love them. We care about them in this life and the next.” Patheos blogger Camille Berdjick presents […]

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Outlasting the Gay Revolution by Michael Brown

Michael Brown’s “Outlasting the Gay Revolution” Continues His Non-Academic Anti-Gay Rantings

[This post was never pushed out publicly. It was originally posted on Amazon and exists here as a record that I can link to when needed.] Michael Brown called the last public review I posted on one of his books Brown a “revision” not a review. I expect this book review will receive a similar response. […]

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Kevin DeYoung's What Does the Bible Really teach About Homosexuality?

Kevin DeYoung’s Book — Another Author Lacking Academic Integrity But Telling Us What God “Really Says” Anyway

Kevin DeYoung’s What Does the Bible Really Teach About Homosexuality? offers yet another utterly maddening viewpoint of “God’s truth” about gay people. I’ve read the bulk of such books written over the past few decades, beginning with the first “gays are out to destroy America” book written for the evangelical community by Tim LaHaye in […]

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Sisters of Thunder Canyonwalker Connections

Sisters of Thunder Podcasts with Kathy and Yvette

In July 2015, Kathy Baldock and Yvette Cantu Schneider began hosting a weekly 30-40 minute podcast which will be archived. Canyonwalker Connections is one of the foremost organizations working to educate and invite productive dialogue for both religious inclusion, and for social equality for the LGBT community. Kathy Baldock is the Executive Director of Canyonwalker […]

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Marriage Equality

I am Part of the 2% of Evangelicals Strongly Supporting Marriage Equality

  I am part of the 2%. According the polls released by the Barna Group gathered from research immediately after the Supreme Court ruling extending federal marriage equality to same-sex couples, only 2% of evangelicals[1] strongly support the decision. Evangelicals, compared with all other denominations, and with all adults in general, are identified as the least […]

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yan Anderson Truth Overruled

Ryan Anderson’s Truth Overruled Presents Ideology as Truth

  Ryan T. Anderson’s new book Truth Overruled : The Future of Marriage and Religious Freedom uses only arguments “based in philosophy, jurisprudence, political science and social science” to investigate “what marriage is, why marriage matters for public policy, and what the consequences are of redefining marriage.” Attempting to keep the debate on marriage equality going […]

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Fundraiser for Charlotte Pride 2015 Stickers — August 15, 16th

FULLY FUNDED AS OF JULY 20th with enough for a permanent banner too! THANK YOU! Since 2011, a group of LGBT Christians and allies have formed a Wall of Love surrounding the virulent street preachers at Charlotte Pride. We block the hatred and extend love, acceptance and resource information to the festival goers. Our group (4 […]

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Gay Pride Rainbow

Gays Didn’t “Steal” the Rainbow or the Word

Every year around June when the majority of Gay Pride Events take place you’ll apt hear, “We want God’s rainbow back; the gays stole it.” Just as no one culture or group “owns” the rainbow, we’ll see the gays did not “steal” the rainbow, and likewise, they did not steal the word “gay.” I was taught the acronym Roy […]

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An LGBT Christian family

Resources to Share and Help Educate for Support of Marriage Equality & Christian Same-Sex Marriage

Canyonwalker Connections’ strong emphasis is on education and respectful engagement between the conservative church and the LGBT community, with particular support for the full inclusion of LGBT Christians in all faith communities. While marriage equality is a dream come true for many same-sex couples, their friends and families, to many conservative Christians, this may be […]

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LGBT family

Is Procreation an Imperative for Christian Marriage?

In the Book of Genesis, the natural flow of the covenantal relationship between Adam and Eve led to procreation. However, procreation was not defined as a condition of their one-flesh covenant. In the creation story, “God blessed them and said, ‘Be fruitful and increase in number’” (Genesis 1:22, NIV). It was a blessing pronounced upon humankind, […]

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Does Christian Marriage Require Complementarity?

Some who oppose the possibility of Christian marriage for gay and transgender people assert that same-sex relationships violate the divinely-inspired need for gender differences or anatomical differences. What does complementarily mean? You’ll frequently hear or read the word “complementarity” used to support the “one man and one woman” Christian marriage. In its simplest form, as […]

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The Long Road to Marriage Equality in America Began in 1968

The fight for marriage equality in the United States seems to have a short history of little more than a decade, yet the road to marriage equality is far longer. Though the first state to pass marriage equality laws was Massachusetts in May 2004, the quest for same-sex marriage actually began before that—forty-five years ago, in fact, […]

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Marriage Equality

Marriage is an American Civil Right

Over the past decade, the conservative political and religious right have warned people of faith that extending marriage equality to same-sex couples would “redefine marriage,” undermine the structure of the family, and threaten religious liberties. Let’s look at the history of the definition of marriage in the United States Since the 1780s, marriage in the United […]

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