Kathy Baldock

Kathy Baldock is a straight, Evangelical Christian, living in Reno, Nev. She is the mother of two straight adult children and has no close LGBT family members, yet works to repair the breach between the the church and the LGBT Christian community.

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Uninformed religious leaders are guilty of causing Leelah Alcorn’s pain, desperation, rejection, and death

Leelah Alcorn
I place culpability and thus, guilt, on Christian and conservative leaders who, over the past four decades, have constructed an extreme intensity of cultural and religious discrimination against the LGBT community. ...

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‘The Cross in the Closet’ reinforces transphobia while dealing with homophobia

Timothy Kurek
Many people that read "The Cross in the Closet" will have had little or no experience with the "T" part of LGBT. I did not start entering intimate relationships with transgender people until years into my own advocacy work. Most ...

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Same-sex marriage does not obstruct your religious liberty

Ren and Josh, married -- Love is love.
What is up for vote in four states this November is civil marriage. A civil marriage is a legal contract within a state; it is not a religious marriage. Pastors will still be able to perform, or not, ceremonies at ...

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Matthew Vines: Reforming the Gay Christian Debate

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“What does the Bible say about loving, same-sex relationships?” Nothing. Not a thing. And in that absence of Biblical direction of support for or condemnation of these relationships, Christians need to follow the general principles of the Bible: love, justice ...

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‘Traditional Family Values’ — Which Traditions? Whose Families? What Values?

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For the past thirty years, the Bible has been so tightly intertwined into politics that we’ve been confused as to what makes up the Bible and what makes up a political platform. “Traditional family values” — what does this even ...

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Family Research Council — The destruction continues…

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There is absolutely no doubt that FRC, along with more than a dozen other “Christian” based organizations lie about LGBT people. And this is the root of the escalating tension: the propagation of lies. This does damage. This oppresses fellow ...

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Edith Windsor vs. the United States: Edie 4, U.S. 0

Thea Spyer and Edith Windsor
It seemed an intimate a moment as Edie drifted off to her memories. It was so sweet and it touched the depth of me. I was listening to a woman who fell in love at first sight and never stopped ...

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Mel White exposes ‘lies the Christian Right tell us to deny gay equality’

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How and why do otherwise kind and Jesus-esque people become machines motivated by fear and unleashed in ignorance when the topic switches to the gay community? And how, on this one topic, do some Christians neglect the clear Biblical mandates ...

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‘Day of Dialogue’ from Focus on the Family is ‘sacred discrimination’

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I have a hair-trigger sensitivity for the protection of LGBT youth. Even if an action is wrapped in heart-themed paper and tied with a Jesus-loves-you ribbon, when there is something rotten inside, I can smell it. There is something very ...

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The Bible and homosexuality, a Biblical presentation with Matthew Vines

Matthew Vines
Matthew Vines attended a conservative Presbyterian church growing up. He excelled in school and went to Harvard in 2008, and in that less restrictive social and academic environment, Matthew came to understand and accept that he was gay. In conservative ...

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