Jan 26, 2015

I have remained mostly silent in light of the recent deaths by suicide of transgender women and men. I would like to say that I have some sort of honorable reason for that silence, but the reality is that I was just too afraid to say much.

Blogger:Brett StadtlanderReligions Scholar
Jan 21, 2015

The intersection of faith and sexuality is one that is often traveled with misconceptions and anxiety because the Church has mostly failed to offer thoughtful, helpful information and education. The Church has been more of a hindrance than a help when it comes to affirmation of our creation as God’s children of flesh and spirit. Gratefully, this is changing.

Blogger:Dr. Michael AdeeDirector, Global Faith & Justice Project, Horizons Foundation
Jan 15, 2015

I walk in two worlds. As a queer person of faith, my lived experience is a series of negotiations between contexts that affirm either my Queerness, or my Faith Walk. It is not unusual for a context that is life giving to one of these facets of my being to not make much room for the other.

Blogger:Lynn YoungSeminarian, Chicago Theological Seminary
Jan 23, 2015

Every human being reflects a part of God. God’s divinity is impressed upon our being, regardless of our race, creed, gender, sexual orientation, or ability and that invests us all with value.

If we are all created in God’s image, we should all be equally valued.

Blogger:Rev. Dr. Rodney Sadler, Jr.Associate Professor of Bible, Union Presbyterian Seminary
Jan 19, 2015
Martin Luther King's actual birthday is January 15th, and I believe if MLK were alive today he would be well pleased with Ava DuVernay's  film "Selma." 
Blogger:Rev. Irene MonroeBlogger/Syndicated Religion Columnist, Huffington Post
Jan 14, 2015

Four years ago I didn't think it was possible to be both Gay and Christian. Those identities were diametrically opposed in my mind. To be gay was to have adopted a false identity rooted in sin and to be Christian was to find ones identity in Jesus Christ alone.

Blogger:Brandan RobertsonFounder, The Revangelical Movement
Jan 22, 2015

Pastor Chavez,

I'm sure you have received your fair share of letters over the past week or so. Some of them "hate mail," others, letters staunchly supporting your decision. This letter falls under neither category. Going to any kind of extreme would only alienate you from its simple message.

Blogger:Jaime HeidelFreelance Writer, Jaime A. Heidel
Jan 16, 2015

It was a glorious day! It was the first day my marriage of 37 years to Paula was deemed legal in the state where we make our home—Florida! 

But in the middle of our marriage equality celebration—there was a lesson about race. 

Blogger:Rev. Dr. Nancy WilsonModerator, Metropolitan Community Churches
Jan 13, 2015

I have worked for churches all of my adult life, and whether I was leading worship or simply attending a wedding I have heard the words, “an outward and visible sign of an inward and spiritual grace” at weddings countless times.

Blogger:Greg GraySoutheast Field Organizer, Reconciling Ministries Network

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