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A Better Kind of Good
Originally Posted: 12/15/2014 - 1:56pm | Type: Magazine Article

Gareth Higgins A cisgender straight character dressing up has little or nothing to do with the real stories of the "T" in LGBTQ ...

Disputable Matters
Originally Posted: 12/15/2014 - 1:56pm | Type: Magazine Article

David P. Gushee Five books that are changing the evangelical discussion about LGBT Christians and the church.  ...

Tackling the Hard Questions
Originally Posted: 12/17/2014 - 11:27am | Type: Magazine Article

David P. Gushee It's time for Bible-believing Christians to take a new look at what scripture teaches us about gays and lesbians—and ...

Mormons Embrace Social Media to Push Back Against Official Church Teachings
Originally Posted: 09/16/2014 - 1:16pm | Type: Blog

It was a gathering that would have been unthinkable just five years ago. It was a gathering that would have been unthinkable just five years ago. On a cool summer evening, in a ...

Small Screen, Great Drama
Originally Posted: 07/10/2014 - 9:06am | Type: Magazine Article

Gareth Higgins Studios have been realizing that there is an audience for long-form storytelling that is willing to think. ...

Inspired and Inclusive Equality
Originally Posted: 06/06/2014 - 10:17am | Type: Blog

Working as a university writing and literature professor in a conservative college town in the Bible Belt, I have seen the views of Christian students change on the issue of LGBTQ inclusion over the last decad ...

Not This Time -- A Reflection on the Resurrection of Lazarus
Originally Posted: 04/08/2014 - 2:45pm | Type: Blog

Life is stronger than death, that love is stronger than hate, that resurrection is possible through the Living Word of God. Editor's Note: This post is adapted from a sermo ...

How Conservative Evangelicals Misunderstand Millennials
Originally Posted: 04/04/2014 - 1:42pm | Type: Blog

The old guard has confused orthodoxy with their political and moral interpretations of Scripture. Yesterday morning, an op-ed piece went live on CNN by a young evangelical author ...

World Vision's Gay Marriage Flip-Flop Reflects Evangelical Angst as Culture Shifts
Originally Posted: 03/28/2014 - 1:40pm | Type: Blog

World Vision may have gone back to the status quo, but the larger issue of how religious institutions will handle a growing acceptance of same-sex marriage will not go away. If anything, this is just the begin ...

World Vision and the State of American Evangelicalism
Originally Posted: 03/26/2014 - 9:27am | Type: Blog

In our waywardness, we are willing to withhold our money to make a political point. And we justify it by saying this is an issue of “the Gospel.” But in the words of Brian McLaren, “If the Gospel we preach is ...

'What is to prevent me from being baptized?'
Originally Posted: 03/12/2014 - 8:18am | Type: Magazine Article

Reta Halteman Finger Philip's encounter with the Ethiopian eunuch. A Bible study. LUKE'S SECOND VOL ...

Cutting-Edge Orthodoxy
Originally Posted: 03/12/2014 - 8:18am | Type: Magazine Article

Jason Byassee Nadia Bolz-Weber is a hipster pastor with a medieval soul. And her church—House for All Sinners and Saints—is practicing an ...

A Faith, Broken: When Inclusion Evokes Christian Ire
Originally Posted: 03/03/2014 - 11:03am | Type: Blog

For those of us who see the dissolution of imperialist Christianity as both a matter of justice and an opportunity for Christianity’s empire-shaking, subversive potential to be more fully realized, this is, in ...

GRAPHIC: Hipster Faith
Originally Posted: 03/12/2014 - 12:42pm | Type: Magazine Article

Nadia Bolz-Weber's church, House for All Sinners and Saints, is not your typical Lutheran church.  Like the following graphic may attest, Nadia Bolz-Weber's church, House f ...

Transgender Killings Reflect Deeper Injustice
Originally Posted: 08/20/2012 - 9:56am | Type: Blog

For the second time in Chicago this year, the life of a gender-variant young person of color was lost to violence. For the second time in Chicago this year, the life of a gender-v ...

Clinton Urged to Reaffirm Support for LGBTI Ugandans in Meeting with President
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 3:08pm | Type: Press

August 2, 2012 Sojo in the News Human Rights First ...

Don't Make Dialogue Illegal: Standing Up for Persecuted LGBT in Uganda
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 3:14pm | Type: Press

July 25, 2012 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

American Christian Leaders Speak Out Against Anti-Homosexuality Laws
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 3:14pm | Type: Press

July 24, 2012 Sojo in the News Human Rights First ...

Britain Begins Talks on Legalizing Gay Marriage
Originally Posted: 03/16/2012 - 3:00pm | Type: Blog

CANTERBURY, England — The British government on Thursday launched a 12-week consultation that is widely expected to lead to the legalization of same-sex marriage in England and Wales, despite strong opposition ...

Slavery, Tokenism and the Atheist PR Debacle
Originally Posted: 03/16/2012 - 2:40pm | Type: Blog

Atheist activism is hardly news these days. Folks are feeling increasingly convicted about taking their disbelief public, and more specifically, pointing out the damage done by religion. But it seems the most ...

Catholic School Teacher Fired for Gay Wedding Plans
Originally Posted: 03/04/2012 - 1:05pm | Type: Blog

NORMANDY, Mo. — A popular music teacher at a Catholic Church was fired after church officials learned that he planned to marry his male partner of 20 years in New York, where same-sex marriage is legal. ...

Minnesota Church Finds the High Price of Supporting Gays
Originally Posted: 03/04/2012 - 7:05pm | Type: Blog

A small Minnesota church is finding out the high cost of standing up for same-sex equality — as well as an unexpected lifeline from the very people it decided to support. A small ...

Piper's Tweets About Gays: Dude, Where Is the Love?
Originally Posted: 02/27/2012 - 8:00am | Type: Blog

It seems Piper has a Twitter problem. Maybe he doesn’t see it as such, because with fewer than 140 characters, he can stir up quite a storm of controversy. But considering the damage that can be done with so f ...

Faithful America to MSNBC: Stop Inviting Tony Perkins to Speak for Christians. He Doesn't.
Originally Posted: 02/16/2012 - 7:03pm | Type: Blog

Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson, New York faith leaders, and members of Faithful America delivered a petition with 20,000 signatures to MSNBC studios in New York City's Rockefeller Center on Tuesday askin ...

U.K. Innkeepers Fined for Turning Away Gay Couple
Originally Posted: 02/16/2012 - 12:07pm | Type: Blog

LONDON — Britain's Court of Appeal has ordered a pair of Christian innkeepers to pay 3,600 pounds ($5,800) in damages to a gay couple that was told they could not share a room in the couple's guestho ...

Washington Becomes 7th State to Legalize Gay Marriage
Originally Posted: 02/14/2012 - 10:35am | Type: Blog

In an emotional ceremony Monday (Feb. 13), Gov. Chris Gregoire signed legislation that makes Washington the seventh state to legalize gay marriage. In an emotional ceremony Monday ...

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 ...

"Spirit Day" 2011 Round-up
Originally Posted: 10/25/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Yesterday, was Spirit Day, a national movement to speak out against bullying of LGBT teens. Here are a few links as to what religious communities and leaders are saying and doing about bullying: ...