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Jul 22, 2014

In post-Hobby Lobby America, the question of whether religious exemptions should be included in laws prohibiting employment discrimination against LGBT people has increased in complexity.

Blogger:Francis DeBernardoExecutive Director, New Ways Ministry
Jul 16, 2014

As a scholar of Art and Religion, I have long known the power of images to evoke spiritual meaning, providing believers with a visual entry point into faith. As an ordained queer woman, I have also long known that much of iconography excludes anyone who looks and loves like me.

Blogger:Rev. Dr. Angela YarberScholar, Artist, Minister
Jul 14, 2014

As I say in all of my “10 Things You Can’t Do While Following Jesus” articles, this is by no means meant to be a complete list, but it’s a decent place to start.

Blogger:Rev. Mark SandlinEditor, The God Article
Jul 21, 2014

A generation of young Americans is rejecting Christianity because they widely perceive it to be anti-gay and, as such, "shallow," "anti-intellectual," "insincere," and even "hypocritical."

Blogger:Rev. Dr. J. Bennett GuessExecutive Minister, United Church of Christ's Local Church Ministries
Jul 16, 2014

At a time where the Catholic Church is under much scrutiny due to scandal, abuses of power, and upholding teachings that fracture rather then unite, this short video of Father Donal Godfrey has rekindled my faith that all will be well within the tradition I was raised in.

Blogger:delfin w. bautistaDirector, Ohio University LGBT Center
Jul 11, 2014

My greatest problem with being a Trans* person was coming to terms with my faith. I grew up in the Southern Baptist church. My earliest memories were of my church. It was always the center point of my existence.

I didn’t think I was being traumatized by my church while I was growing up.

Blogger:Bobbi PratoMember, Asbury Park Community Church
Jul 17, 2014

It's no wonder that my LGBT friends have often questioned my sanity when I have talked about my Christian faith. They were even more surprised when I eventually decided to go to seminary. Why would I want to be part of a religion that has caused LGBT people so much pain, and that has contributed to LGBT youth suicides and broken families and outright persecution of LGBT people?

Blogger:Marie Alford-HarkeyDeputy Director, Religious Institute
Jul 15, 2014

Ryan Robertson died five years ago this week. In his honor, friends and I have chosen an orange icon on Facebook as it was Ryan’s favorite color. We also honor all the LGBTQ people who have died from rejection, bullying, and ill-fated "therapy"—marginalization, in all its forms.

Blogger:Susan CottrellWriter and Speaker
Jul 10, 2014

One of the great joys in my life as executive director of Integrity USA, the national Episcopal LGBTQ organization, is being contacted by transgender and gay people looking for help in meeting their needs. I am always thrilled when I can connect people to new friends, educational materials, or welcoming faith communities.

Blogger:Vivian TaylorExecutive Director, Integrity USA

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