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Untangling the Mess Presentation at New Covenant, Palm Springs, CA

Untangling the Mess: Separating the Truth and Mistruths about What it Means to Be LGBT and Christian is being presented on Saturday, January 23rd by Kathy Baldock at the Saguaro Hotel Ballroom in Desert Springs, CA from 6 pm till 9 pm. The presentation is an ideal opportunity to understand the intersection of faith and sexual orientation and […]

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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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Ryan T. Anderson’s new book Truth Overruled : The Future of Marriage and Religious

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

“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 Dr. […]

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“Bible Gender Sexuality | Reframing the Church’s Debate on Same-Sex Relationships” — A Review

“Bible Gender Sexuality | Reframing the Church’s Debate on Same-Sex Relationships” by Prof. James Brownson (2013)  Prof. James Brownson has taught New Testament Theology at Western Theological Seminary, New Holland, Michigan, for over 30 years. When his 19 year old son came out as gay, Brownson challenged himself to revisit the Scriptures believing that his own child […]

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“Understanding Sexual Identity” By Mark Yarhouse | A Review

An ineffective theory about gay people, wrapped in kinder packaging, and carefully tied a prettier bow of pseudo-compassion is still an ineffective theory. Understanding Sexual Identity: A Resource for Youth Ministry (October, 2013, Zondervan) by Mark Yarhouse, Professor of Psychology at Regent University (Founded by Fundamentalist Pat Robertson as Christian Network Broadcast University in 1978), was […]

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“God Loves Uganda” Documentary | The Dangers of the American Religious Right to Ugandan Gays

Disturbing. Horrifying. Dangerous. This past weekend I saw a screening of “God Loves Uganda”, a documentary from Roger Ross Williams that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2013. The movie follows the efforts leaders of the International House of Prayer (IHOP), Kansas City, MO to spread Christianity, change African culture with values from the […]

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Dr. Tom Fuller, UMC and the Distortions in “Gay Christianity?”

Most churches find themselves obliged to investigate the issue of homosexuality and the Bible. To have a serious, productive conversation, Christian churches need to either be equipped in leading such a conversation with facts, Biblical integrity and an honest conversation including as participants those who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Christians. In lieu of […]

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

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 the church […]

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“Holy Terror” by Mel White | Hey Church, You Got Played

Education, engagement and encouragement between the Christian Church and the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Christian community is what I do. I talk with, listen to, read and follow seemingly otherwise kind and Jesus-esque people but, when the topic switches to the gay community, some become machines motivated by fear and unleashed in ignorance. Why? And […]

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