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Maybe you have just started challenging your views about sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression as they each intersect faith. 

Whether you are an LGBTQ person, or an ally, a parent, clergy, or even someone who holds a traditional point of view, we have a few suggestions of books and videos that will help you consider some perspectives you may be unfamiliar with. 

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Good starting places we suggest, in order  . . .

“Torn” by Justin Lee --  a gay man and devout Christian bridges the gaps between his faith and sexuality in this insightful and touching memoir.

“Walking the Bridgeless Canyon” by Kathy Baldock - Historical context. Baldock uncovers the historical, cultural, medical, and political filters of discrimination through which the LGBTQ community is seen. With a foundational context firmly established, she examines the most controversial filter of all: what the Bible says about same-sex behavior.

“Unclobbering the Tangled Mess” Youtube --  by Baldock -- timeline presentation of five hours showing the context of BIble and history

“Forging a Sacred Weapon: How the Bible Became Anti-Gay”— the subject of the next book.

Video interview with Rev. David about his 1959 letter challenging the Revised Standard Version of the Bible’s use of the word “homosexual.”

“God and the Gay Christian” Matthew Vines, Vines devoted years of intensive research into what the Bible says about homosexuality.

Video Master Class for LGBTQ Inclusion by Matthew Vines—20 module course with an in-depth theological exploration of the Bible and LGBTQ inclusion.

“Scripture Ethics and the Possibility of Same-Sex Relationships” by Karen Keen, Keen, using pastoral sensitivity and respect for biblical authority, breaks through current stalemates in the debate surrounding faith and sexual identity.

“Bible, Gender, Sexuality: Reframing the Church’s Debate on Same-Sex Relationships” by James Brownson, a broad, cross-cultural sexual ethic from Scripture, locates current debates over homosexuality in that wider context, and explores why the Bible speaks the way it does about same-sex relationship.

Extensive collection of Book Reviews of non-affirming, non-inclusive books written by Christian authors

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