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Two years ago, Todd Clayton told his dad, who is an evangelical pastor, that he is gay. This is his story.
In an interview with the Huffington Post last Friday, Sojourners CEO and Christian leader Jim Wallis spoke out in favor of marriage equality. A big thank you to Jaweed Kaleem is in order for asking the question many have been wondering.
Evangelical pastor Ryan Bell was fired from his job last week for taking a pro-LGBT stance.
Evangelical leader Rob Bell speaks out in support of marriage equality for lesbian and gay couples.
The front page of the Sunday Style section of the New York Times features 22-year old biblical scholar Matthew Vines. Matthew, who’s YouTube video explaining the biblical case for LGBT equality, spoke at a GLAAD sponsored event, “Being Gay is Not a Sin: A Conversation with Matthew Vines” at Marble Collegiate Church in New York City. The event, and subsequent interview, detail Matthew’s coming out, rejection by his own congregation, and the video he created that has been viewed 350,000 times, are all included in the profile.
International marriage equality news, dinnertime debates, and questioning whether Christianity is as anti-gay as we have been told. It's in this weeks' LGBT Religion News Summary.
Bob Jones University is the latest of evangelical and fundamentalist colleges and universities to have its students and alumni form an unofficial LGBT organization. After quietly planning for months, BJUnity announced the launch of BJUnity.org and its organization to support LGBT and straight affirming alumni and students of fundamentalist Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina.
Today, GLAAD released ‘Missing Voices: A study of religious voices in Mainstream Media reports about LGBT equality’. The study found that that three out of every four people of faith called on to speak about LGBT issues in the media came from anti-LGBT traditions.
As state legislatures in New Jersey, Maryland, and Washington are moving closer to approving marriage equality legislation, religious voices are speaking out in support of equality.
GLAAD’s Religion, Faith & Values program works to elevate LGBT-affirming voices of faith in mainstream, regional, and community media. To find out more, visit www.glaad.org/faith.