Sexual Orientation

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We Need Messy Churches

The son of a gay dad and lesbian mom on how to think about LGBT people at our churches.

Should Christians Boycott Gay Weddings?

Rev. Albert Mohler says faithful Christians can’t recognize or celebrate what they don’t think is marriage.

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Privilege Is Not What You Think

Privilege is not what you think, but the opposite: it’s what you don’t have to think about.

Stop Comparing Your Lust to My Sexual Orientation

Admitting that I’m gay doesn’t mean I’m embracing sin. It means I’m being honest.

(Don’t) Come As You Are

We must stop telling LGBT youth they’re inherently unworthy of intimate relationship.

Chairs v. Pews: A Church Undecided

My old church couldn’t agree on the small things, but we easily agreed to welcome all, regardless of sexual orientation.

Who would God discriminate against?

The Employment Non-Discrimination Act would protect gay, lesbian and transgender Americans from workplace discrimination.

Most Republicans, evangelicals support ENDA

This Oct. 15, 2013, photo, shows a view of the U.S. Capitol building at dusk in Washington. With seven Republican … Continued

Christian lawyers in Kenya oppose transgender name change

NAIROBI, Kenya — A transgender person who has sued the government to be recognized as a woman is fighting a … Continued

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True ‘values voters’ don’t shame gay people

Christians must let people know that our faith perspective cannot partner with a message that brings harm to LGBT individuals.

When Catholic schools fire gay teachers, laity push back

RNS () — They taught English, gym, music and fifth grade, and are typically described as “beloved” by their students. … Continued

Reading Pope Francis, seeing our own reflections

Let’s not miss the opportunity for seeing our faith in a new way by missing his point altogether.

NY state pastor among Methodists defying church law

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — The Rev. Steve Heiss presided at his first same-sex marriage ceremony in a field in upstate New … Continued

Interview: Desmond Tutu on gay rights, the Middle East and Pope Francis

RNS () — Retired Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who won the Nobel Peace Prize for his fight against apartheid in … Continued

Pope Francis hearts atheists

Atheists search for a response to the heartfelt new Pontiff.

At the Vatican, peace in Syria gets a chance

Pope Francis reached out to gays, saying he won’t judge priests for their sexual orientation in a news conference Monday. … Continued

Gay rights vs. religious rights: 7 issues to watch

NEW YORK — The rights of religious groups or individuals that object to same-sex marriage continue to clash with those … Continued

For Pope Francis, a revolution of words

Pope Francis reached out to gays, saying he won’t judge priests for their sexual orientation in a news conference Monday. … Continued

N.J. gay conversion therapy ban challenged in federal court

RNS () — New Jersey’s newly enacted ban on gay-to-straight conversion therapy for minors violates a licensed therapist’s obligation to … Continued

Does the Catholic Church really respect women, or the men who support them?

March 31, 2013Pope Francis arrives to lead an open-air Easter Mass in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican. Pope Francis … Continued