With nascent ally voices like that of Tony Campolo coupled with the refined advocacy from people like Matthew Vines, the arch of the evangelical community indeed now slowly curves towards LGBT acceptance.
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What's the importance of a conference like The Reformation Project? It's not the first conference of LGBT Christians and their allies, but it comes at a critical time.
TJ Montoya, an 18 year-old senior at Seattle University, has created a 10-minute long video that takes on his identity as a gay Christian and goes directly into the bible, clearing up misconceptions about what the bible has to say about LGBT people.
A video making its way through the internet depicts one of the worst coming out experiences one can have. We hear a mother start with "I love you," and move quickly to kicking her son out of her home, to attacking and beating him.
Mark Regnerus came out with a new "study" trying to "prove" that pro-LGBT Christians will lead to an immoral, sexually unrestrained world. Like his first study, Regnerus' new study is clearly motivated by politics as opposed to sophisticated scholarship and contains weak arguments.
Faith leaders urge President Obama to minimize religious exemption for protection against LGBT discrimination
On July 8, over a hundred high-level faith leaders from diverse religious traditions signed and sent a letter to President Obama, urging him to minimize religious exemptions in his upcoming executive order protecting LGBT people from discrimination.
In the strong religious disputes over marriage equality, many claims arise that these issues cause schisms within congregations and split up religious communities. How accurate are these speculations? A recent Huffington Post article takes up the question and congregates the scholarly research on the subject, and concludes that, actually, debates involving marriage equality and issues of sexuality affect local congregations very little.