Every day thousands of Christians are rethinking the "clobber passages" (so-called because they have been traditionally used by Christians to "clobber" gay people), changing their minds about homosexuality and finding that their faith in God -- and their sense of God's faith in them -- is not only not compromised, it's greatly enhanced.
Earlier this week, a video featuring Providence Road Baptist Church Pastor Charles Worley went viral much to the chagrin of LGBT and affirming faith leaders. Rev. Worley has no visible support from those outside of his congregation. His sermon elicited strong words of condemnation from neighboring pastors. Others have been moved to action.
A week after President Barack Obama announced his support for marriage equality, CNN's Wolf Blitzer sat down with former Secretary of State Colin Powell who affirmed the president's position saying "as I've thought about gay marriage, I know a lot of friends who are individually gay but are in partnerships with loved ones. And they are stable a family as my family is. And they raise children.
Bishop V. Gene Robinson writes, "[Harvey] Milk famously said to his gay and lesbian constituents, “Coming out is the most political thing you can do.” Once they actually know us, they won’t vote against us, he concluded....
I am black. I am gay. And yes, I am a Christian. That intersection exists in our hair salons, barbershops and, yes, even our churches. No one is making room for gay people, gay people have always been at the table, at the forefront.
Black LGBT Activists and faith leaders gathered in DC to announce a new campaign: NoWedge 2012: A Memo to Black America to address the "wedge" tactics that have tried to divide and conquer Black communities.
Gaining the most media this week was President Barack Obama’s historic, public endorsement of marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples, and the citation of his Christian faith as a reason for his support. Faith leaders from all denominations weighed in on his speech, including Jewish groups, Unitarian Universalist churches, and many other Christian branches.
Dominic Sheahan-Stahl's alma mater in Mt. Pleasant, Mich., Sacred Heart Academy, asked him to be the commencement speaker at graduation. He accepted, eager to help out his old school and a community he loved. But last month the principal rescinded his invitation after finding out through Facebook that Sheahan-Stahl is openly gay and engaged to marry a man. The principal said that is a violation of Catholic teachings.