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A survival guide for Christians who have been fighting against marriage equality

Sunday, October 26, 2014
Members of the Family Foundation and traditional marriage, Barbara Kerns, of Midlothain, Va., left, and Linda Gagliardo, of Chester Va., pray outside the Federal Appeals Court in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, May 13, 2014 as the court considered the constitutionality of Virginia's gay marriage ban.
Many of us have been in the Marriage Equality war for a long, long time. I remember a drag queen host taking the microphone at San Jose Pride about a dozen years ago. She saw a group with “Freedom to Marry” t-shirts, and with a twinge of sadness remarked, [...]

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Gay Christians? New book rattles, angers American evangelicals

Sunday, April 20, 2014
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A new book that debuts in print this week is already causing outrage and discordant reactions from right-wing American Christian conservatives, who have labeled the book a sham, shameful, inaccurate, and a misinterpretation of the basic tenets of the Christian faith. [...]

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Gay Christian preaches acceptance among conservative churches

Friday, September 20, 2013
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PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kan. -- A Kansas man whose online lecture about the Bible and same-sex relationships gained considerable attention has gathered about 50 Christians from around the country to delve into his belief that the Scriptures do not condemn homosexuality as a sexual orientation. [...]

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New platform launched for Christians to speak out in favor of LGBT equality

Wednesday, September 4, 2013
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A new project launched Wednesday is giving LGBT-supportive Christians a public forum for to proclaim their love and acceptance for their their gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender friends and family members. [...]

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When Christians are Christianity’s worst enemies

Thursday, January 31, 2013
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Hi, I'm a Christian. As a gay man, I understand all too well why those words conjure up fear, loathing, and dramatic eye rolls among my LGBT friends. But I'm proud of my faith. I love its emphasis on grace, mercy, and love. I love Jesus' teachings about forgiveness, service, [...]

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

Tuesday, August 21, 2012
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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 mean? [...]

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The freedom to love those who consent to love us is a universal right

Sunday, August 19, 2012
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Whatever one’s religion, it is but a thought, a belief, and should never be imposed on anyone else. That’s why we have separation of church and state. Believe what you want, but don’t establish what you believe as a means to enslave others to your belief. To do so is [...]

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A history lesson for Linda Harvey and the ‘religious Reichwing’

Sunday, July 1, 2012
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Hey Linda: You’ve been spouting off at the mouth a lot of utter nonsense about how dangerous it is to allow gays in the military. ... Linda, some of the most powerful, victorious, and abundantly brave – breathtakingly heroic actually – armies in history had in their rank and file [...]

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Gay rights pioneer, groundbreaking author Rev. Robert Wood, turns 89

Monday, May 21, 2012
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In 1960, the young Reverend Robert Wood (1923-present) published a first-of-its-kind book, entitled “Christ and the Homosexual,” in hopes of inspiring a movement of dialogue, new writing, and deeper understanding regarding the gay community, particularly by the Church. [...]

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Staffers leaving Shorter University over required anti-gay lifestyle statement

Monday, May 14, 2012
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ROME, Ga. -- A tenured librarian at Shorter University is the latest among nearly 60 staff members to leave the Christian liberal arts college over the school’s ban on gay employees. [...]

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