May 29, 2015

The body of Christ includes Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) persons. All around the world, and throughout the course of history, the church has baptized queer babies, raised them in the faith, and relied on their many gifts, skills, talents, resources, and passion as it has sought to be food for the world. Today is no different.

Blogger:Matt BerrymanExecutive Director, Reconciling Ministries Network
May 22, 2015

Rev. Dr. Gerald Trigg was a minister who not only understood, but lived Biblical Obedience through his support of civil rights and later LGBTQ advocacy. He died at 81 years old this week but he left a life-long ministry of social justice work that speaks well of this United Methodist leader.

Blogger:M BarclayDirector of Communications, Reconciling Ministries Network
May 26, 2015

In her keynote address at The Reformation Project’s D.C. Regional conference last November, Rev. Allyson Robinson exhorted Christians in the affirming Church to consider and overcome the “temptation to power,” the temptation to think the LGBT issue is the only gospel issue we should focus on.

Blogger:Amelia MarkhamSoutheast Regional Field Organizer, The Reformation Project
May 21, 2015

I am Julie Wood, the mother of a gay son, an LGBTQ ally, and a proud member of Believe Out Loud.

Blogger:Julie WoodMother and Social Worker
May 15, 2015

When I was a kid my grandmother would rock back and forth on her green metallic rocking chair singing old Spirituals like, “We shall overcome, someday.” I still remember her tears. My grandmother, big and yellow, a proud Christian, guarded our South Dallas porch singing songs like, “I’m a solider in the Army of the Lord. I’m a solider in the Army.”

Blogger:Rev. Rodney McKenzie, Jr.Faith Work Director, National LGBTQ Task Force
May 26, 2015

Today, headlines around the world announced Catholic news from two different parts of the globe.

While seemingly disparate, these headlines share an important theme.

In Ireland, one of the most Catholic nations on earth, hundreds of thousands voted overwhelmingly in a general referendum to enact marriage equality for lesbian and gay couples.

Blogger:Francis DeBernardoExecutive Director, New Ways Ministry
May 19, 2015

In just a few days, Irish voters will decide on approving marriage equality in one of the world’s most historically Catholic nations. If approved, this will be the first popular vote to legalize same-gender marriages in the world.

Blogger:Bob ShineYoung Adult and Social Media Coordinator, New Ways Ministry
May 13, 2015

Two years ago, the day after our engagement, Thos and I stood at this very place in front of the Supreme Court. We took an active part in a rally on front of the steps of the United States Supreme Court on the day oral arguments were heard for the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California’s Proposition 8 ban against same sex marriage. 

Blogger:Joseph DeIorio & Thos ShipleyCo-chairs, Beyond Labels LGBTQI Ministry at Fort Washington Church

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