The U.S. Episcopal Church (TEC) made headlines this past summer when they voted overwhelmingly to adopt a provisional liturgy to bless same-sex couples. This measure, put into use on the first Sunday of Advent, allows interested clergy to perform same-sex blessings while the church continues to explore the theology of marriage.
“The waiting is the hardest part
Every day you see one more card
You take it on faith, you take it to the heart
The waiting is the hardest part”
~ Tom Petty
Here's my personal story: When I came out during my senior year of college, I was the student chaplain at a conservative Christian college in San Diego.
Official university policy states: “We view all forms of sexual intimacy that occur outside the covenant of heterosexual marriage, even when consensual, as distortions of the holiness and beauty God intended for it.”
Any Day Now, a new film about the struggles of a gay couple to adopt, opened in select theaters on Friday, December 14.
I am writing to express my sincere appreciation for the prayers, advocacy and mission of Believe Out Loud. Their ceaseless work led to a donation of $10,000 to support my congregation’s campaign to save our church.
Much of the media buzz after the United Methodist Church's (UMC) quadrennial General Conference (May 2012) focused on the UMC vote of 39% to 61% against changing long-contested language in the church's Book of Discipline that calls homosexuality "incompatible with Christian teaching." In addition, they defeated a petition that would acknowledge that faithful United Methodists disagree on the ro
As the executive director of The Gay Christian Network (GCN), I'm often asked for advice on a situation we all face sooner or later—that uncomfortable conversation with a Christian friend or family member whose views on the LGBT community are, shall we say, less than charitable. (You know the type.)