“I wish I could be happy, I try, I try, I try … I just want to feel special to someone.” –Jamie Hubley
October 11th marked National Coming Out Day, an annual celebration to promote a safe world for LGBT individuals to live truthfully and openly.
Two nights ago I got this email:
“Our pastor is gay! Our pastor is gay! How can we possibly continue being Christians now?!”
I've always appreciated Dan Savage's brutal honesty, and to-the-point bluntness. Just look at Rick Santorum. Back in 2003, the former U.S.
I was talking to a man recently who has been coming to our church after a small group discussion we had about faith and sexual orientation. His perspective really bothered me at the time, but I wasn't sure why.
In my 30 years as any advocate for God's love for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, I've had countless conversations with those who think differently from me about God, Scripture and the place of the LGBT faithful in the church.
After the book God's Politics became a best-seller in 2004, the accompanying website launched two years later became the "go to" place for conversations that tried to broaden the definition of what it meant to be a follower of Christ.
In August, fundamentalist preacher Dr. Michael Brown organized a regimen of red shirted Bible-thumpers to infiltrate Charlotte’s gay pride event.
Here we go again.
Last week, the North Carolina state legislature passed a proposed anti-LGBT constitutional amendment that would ban any legal relationship recognition for same-sex couples. The amendment now proceeds to the ballot for a statewide vote during the May 2012 primary.
This time, we’re ready.