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The Gay Christian Movement is NOW

[Translate] Tweet In 2001, I met a lesbian hiker along my local hiking trails. That friendship with Netto shook loose my cultural judgments about gay people, yet my biblical dogma about gays and faith remained firmly intact. Over the next few years, though I socialized with gay and lesbian friends and their friends, I never encountered any […]

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The Secret Weapon the Church Never Planned On – Passionate Parents of LGBT Children

[Translate] Tweet I have attended the Gay Christian Network (GCN) Conference for the past eight years. In 2007, the conference met in Seattle. There were under 200 attendees, and perhaps only two or three straight people in attendance. None were parents of gay children. In 2009, hoping to encourage more parents to attend, I was asked […]

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Walking the Bridgeless Canyon––Repairing the Breach Between the Church and the LGBT Community is Shipping

[Translate] Tweet Walking the Bridgeless Canyon: Repairing the Breach Between the Church and the LGBT Community  is now shipping! The book took longer to finish than I had expected. Waaaay longer. I’ve laughed numerous times with friends about the fact that often I didn’t know where the next chapter would lead. The original outline was tossed aside […]

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“Torn: Rescuing the Gospel from the Gays-vs.-Christians Debate” by Justin Lee | A Book Review

[Translate] Tweet I am going to recommend, again and again, that you read Torn: Rescuing the Gospel  from the Gays-vs.-Christians Debate.(Just updated–early release is October 30th )  I am also going to suggest you buy an extra copy for your parents and family that don’t quite “get it” and add another one for the youth pastor of […]

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“Day of Dialogue” from Focus on the Family is Sacred Discrimination

[Translate] Tweet I have a hair-trigger sensitivity for the protection of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (glbt) youth.  Even if an action is wrapped in heart-themed paper and tied with a Jesus-loves-you ribbon, when there is something rotten inside, I can smell it. There is something very rotten at the core of the Day of […]

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The Bible and Homosexuality | A Biblical Presentation with Matthew Vines

[Translate] Tweet Matthew Vines, 22, of Wichita, KS attended a conservative Presbyterian church growing up. He excelled in school and went to Harvard in 2008, and in that less restrictive social and academic environment, Matthew came to understand and accept that he was gay. In conservative denominations, there are only a few options for gay, […]

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Mary’s Exit from Exodus and Door to Freedom

[Translate] Tweet Exodus International is a “worldwide network of men and women who have found freedom from homosexuality, and the largest Christian ministry dealing with this topic in the world today.”   At 25, Mary was in absolute despair and believed she was alone as a Christian struggling with lesbianism.  She had been involved in […]

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Alan Chambers and the Message of Exodus at the Gay Christian Network Conference

[Translate] Tweet The single greatest lie the Christian church tells about the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community is that sexual orientation and gender identity are not innate. Supporting this lie are complexly interwoven systems rooted in churches, faiths, ethnic groups, political parties and social structures. How can this possibly be untangled and deconstructed with […]

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The “(Un)comfortable” Spiritual Blessings and Prophecy on Gay and Trans Christians

[Translate] Tweet I hike, think, pray, read and sometimes, I even listen to God on trails.  Some strange thoughts marinate along those many miles.  I have been thinking about this particular post for about six months.  A few days ago, I read a prophetic word and knew it was time to write this. I believe, […]

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Tell Your Gay & Trans Friends & Family You LOVE Them at aNotetoMyKid.com

[Translate] Tweet aNotetoMyKid.com is a grassroots movement to publicly express love and support for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (glbt) people in our lives . aNotetoMyKid was created by Patrick Wallace and Michael Volpatt in 2011 as a space for the friends and families of the glbt people to share their unconditional love . […]

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Student Non Discrimination Act Needed to Protect GLBT Students from Bullying

[Translate] Tweet Casey, sixteen and gay, was being bullied by two students at his high school in Ohio. His youth pastor, a friend of mine, helped to secure a restraining order to protect him, but the principal downgraded the severity with a weaker solution.  He let Casey come to the office five minutes before classes ended […]

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Come to the Gay Christian Network Conference in Orlando, January 5-8

[Translate] Tweet The Gay Christian Network (GCN) holds an annual conference each January as part of its mission to share the love and light of Christ.  GCN was started in August 2001 by Justin Lee , recently named one of the 15 most inspiring LGBT religious leaders and author of the upcoming “Torn: Rescuing the […]

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Ten Things I’ve Learned About Gay People in Ten Years | A Christian Perspective

[Translate] Tweet In 2001, if you had asked me, “Kathy, can you be gay and Christian?”  I would have hedged a bit and fallen on the side of “No”.  I did not have any close relationships with gay people nor had I ever studied the issue in the Bible.  I did not even know one […]

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Dear Church, | Ten Insights on the glbt Christian Dialogue

[Translate] Tweet I have been involved in advocacy for the glbt Christian community for over five years; I offer these observations that I hope you will consider as valuable insights to help bring understanding.

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Dear Moms and Dads, | A Letter to Christian Parents of LGBT Youth

[Translate] Tweet An open letter to Moms and Dads of glbt youth. You may be struggling to understand where sexual orientation and Christianity intersect. Perhaps this will give you insight so that you can best navigate this as a family.

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