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The Problem with Certitude
Originally Posted: 05/25/2012 - 8:41am | Type: Blog

I'm troubled by the way many Christians choose to take definitive and certain stances about complex issues, and the rhetoric they use to state and defend these positions, rhetoric that tends to divide rat ...

A North Carolina Christian’s Response to Pastor Charles L. Worley
Originally Posted: 05/23/2012 - 11:04am | Type: Blog

This week is one of those weeks where everyone seems to be talking, tweeting and blogging about the same video. I received it from several concerned friends with commentary like, “More bad news from North Caro ...

Dear Pastor Charles Worley: We Condemn Your Words of Hatred and Cruelty. REPENT!
Originally Posted: 05/23/2012 - 10:58am | Type: Blog

No matter where you stand on the issue of gay marriage, there are some boundaries of human decency that should never be crossed. Never. ...

Remembering Harvey Milk's Legacy
Originally Posted: 05/22/2012 - 3:50pm | Type: Blog

Today is Harvey Milk Day. Before Harvey Milk’s assassination in 1978, the newly elected public official delivered this powerful message to a group in California: “Without hope, not only gays, but those who ar ...

Church That Stood Up For Gay Rights Faces Closure
Originally Posted: 05/17/2012 - 3:22pm | Type: Blog

The small stack of envelopes that arrives at Grace Community United Church of Christ in St. Paul, Minn., each day are filled with good will and small bills – ones, fives and tens mostly. The donations lift the spirit, said Rev. Oliver White, but they ...

Church Softball League Calls a Foul on Bisexual Pastor
Originally Posted: 05/17/2012 - 9:47am | Type: Blog

"It seems like my sexuality doesn't have anything to do with how my congregation plays softball," Darnell said. "It's frustrating because this is who is representing Christianity in ou ...

President Obama Backs Same-Sex Marriage
Originally Posted: 05/09/2012 - 3:09pm | Type: Blog

In an interview with ABC’s Robin Roberts, Barack Obama became the first President to formally endorse same-sex marriage. In an interview with ABC ’s Robin Roberts ...

Mothers, Violence and the House GOP
Originally Posted: 05/04/2012 - 1:48pm | Type: Blog

Why is the House GOP insisting on a scaled down version of the bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act that the Senate reauthorized with bipartisan support in April? Because they have decided certai ...

N.C. Black Pastor Treads Carefully on Gay Marriage
Originally Posted: 05/03/2012 - 6:37pm | Type: Blog

RALEIGH, N.C. -- With only a few days remaining before North Carolinians vote on a state constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage, the Rev. Earl C. Johnson took five minutes on Sunday (April 30) to gi ...

'Angry Queers' taking on Driscoll, Mars Hill the Wrong Way
Originally Posted: 04/26/2012 - 11:14am | Type: Blog

I get the anger. I feel that anger when I read things that pastors like Mark Driscoll say about the LGBT community. It’s wrong and it should be confronted publicly. But please, for the love of God and one anot ...

A Family's Identity Crisis
Originally Posted: 03/09/2012 - 2:09pm | Type: Magazine Article

Anne Marie Roderick Joshua Witchger Pariah, written and directed by Dee Rees. Focus Fe ...

One Psalm, Two Causes, Two Meanings
Originally Posted: 03/28/2012 - 3:55pm | Type: Blog

For decades, Psalm 139 has been a byword of the anti-abortion movement, printed on posters in crisis pregnancy centers. More recently, it's been tied to high-resolution ultrasounds, the movement's mo ...

How to Forget Paris
Originally Posted: 02/24/2012 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

A friend of mine — one who’s wiser and kinder and more thoughtful than I — knows the difficult, painful unweaving I’m talking about. She, too, was carroted down the rabbit trail of a hope-filled future shared ...

Christian 'Exorcism' Leads to Gay Teen's Suicide
Originally Posted: 02/03/2012 - 6:57am | Type: Blog

Eric James Borges was teased his entire life for being different. Though he didn’t come out publicly until his sophomore year of college, he recalls emotional and physical abuse as far back as kindergarten for ...

The Gospel According to Lady Gaga
Originally Posted: 01/10/2012 - 9:40am | Type: Blog

Lady Gaga calls out to the little monsters. And Jesus eats with with tax collectors, sinners, and prostitutes. Okay, I'm going to get real vulnerable with you. Very confessio ...

Poverty and the LGBT Community
Originally Posted: 12/09/2011 - 5:39pm | Type: Blog

Contrary to many stereotypes, children living in LGBT households are 50 percent more likely to live in poverty than those living in heterosexual households. Failure to provide equ ...

Outside the Circle?
Originally Posted: 09/13/2011 - 3:56pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jennifer A. Nolan "The Safety Net Frays" is a nice piece, but we've seen this movie before. The American chattering classes chatter marvelously, but stopped believin ...

Ali Forney Center's Ad Supporting LGBT Homeless Youth
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

The first few nights weren't so bad. It was on the fourth night, the night it rained, that it got to me. The first few nights weren't so bad. It was on the fourth night ...

A Statement on Sojourners' Mission and LGBTQ Issues
Originally Posted: 11/03/2011 - 9:17am | Type: Blog

Some controversy has arisen about an ad campaign that a new coalition wanted to run in Sojourners on the issue of the LGBTQ community and the church. [ Update : For a list of ...

Embracing Creation Theology
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Today is the annual <a href="http://www.dayofsilence.org/" target="_blank">National Day of Silence</a>, a day where students across America pledge to be silent for a day in orde ...

Speaking Christian with Marcus Borg
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

<em>[<strong>Editors' note</strong>: As part of Sojourners' commitment to bring you into discussion with a broad range of theological perspectives, writer Becky Garrison offers this ...

Justice for All Means Justice for Gays and Lesbians
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

I wonder how we find room for hatred. I wonder how we find room for hatred. My conscious is often too packed with confusion, sadness, loneliness, doubt, joy, laughter, and the oth ...

Bishop Robinson's Lost Prayer at the Inaugural Kick-off
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>Sunday afternoon, I sat in front of the TV with a box of tissues and watched every second of the "We Are One" concert at the Lincoln Memorial live on HBO.</p> ...

In Support of Rick Warren
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

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