Religion and Faith

News of LGBT and allied people of faith, and stories that show the ways in which people of faith interact with the LGBT community

Op-ed: Guess What - We're the Oppressors

Did you know that the LGBT community is oppressing Christians?

I know, I know, you may think that the sentence should be the other way around, given 2,000 years of institutionalized homophobia, burning [queer men] at the feet of [queer women], and preaching that love is an abomination.

But according to a well-coordinated, well-funded campaign, actually the gays are oppressing conservative Christians, you see, because we’re not letting them discriminate against us.

Advocate
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April 2, 2013

Stop trying to split gays and Muslims

I tweeted my appreciation that the LGBT community in San Francisco is standing up against [Pamela Geller's] efforts to drive a wedge between LGBT folks and Muslims. Soon after, Geller retweeted me, claiming that she in fact has “huge support in Gay community.”

Salon
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April 2, 2013

Harry Jackson's 'religious freedom': Converting his fellow 'Face The Nation' panelists

This past Easter Sunday, anti-LGBT Harry Jackson appeared on CBS News' highly respected Face The Nation program. While he played perfectly nice while the mainstream media cameras rolled, Harry went back to his home church and conveyed his true intent. Namely: His desire to "convert" those who believe differently than himself.

At evangelical colleges, a shifting attitude toward gay students

Evangelical colleges likely face generational differences in attitudes toward sexuality as younger evangelicals develop friendships with people who are gay.About 40% of evangelicals between the ages of 18 and 29 are likely to say homosexuality should be accepted by society, compared to 24% of evangelicals who are older than 30, according to the 2007 religious landscape survey by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life. But there is still less acceptance of homosexuality by evangelicals than by other young people.

CNN
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April 1, 2013

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