The nation first met Matthew Vines when his speech about reconciling his identities as a gay man and dedicated Christian went viral. His new book, "God and the Gay Christian: The Biblical Case in Support of Same-Sex Relationships" is on sale as of today.
2012 saw a new generation of religious voices speaking for LGBT equality. Some are new, and some have been around for a while. All of them have helped to change the religious landscape concerning LGBT people.
Catholics and African-American pastors speak out about marriage. Evangelicals continue to hear pro-LGBT arguments. And Jews worry whether marriage equality is too...equal? The LGBT Religion News Summary elevates the week’s LGBT and faith related stories.