He recalled Church teachings that homosexuals "should not be discriminated against. They should be respected, accompanied pastorally."
I take our "come as you are" philosophy very seriously, showing up every Sunday as I am. A little bit rock and roll, and every bit as transgender as I was the day before.
In this environment, Makokha ministers to sexual minorities and counsels family members who find their loved ones’ sexual
We've become afraid of having questions and asking questions. We've become afraid of doubt and, in its essence; we've become afraid of Present Truth.
Queer-loving congregations need a new posture rooted in mutuality, honoring both the queer people seeking faith communities and the congregations that will bless and be blessed by them. Serbian performance artist Marina Abramović offers a glimpse of this.
In the wake of the recent shooting in Newtown, the Westboro Baptist Church, perennial anti-gay provocateurs, reached a new
I tried to hang on to church. I went to some progressive churches but no longer felt home in those bittersweet sanctuaries. I had this intense feeling of physical discomfort, as if everyone were watching me, as if everyone knew.
When Ade's aunt learned he was gay, the then 16-year-old Nigerian was made to go through an exorcism to expel "the demon
No matter how many millions of dollars religious organizations squander on this fatal fantasy, or how loudly they preach this destructive lie, there is no evidence that one can pray away the gay.