Time to Admit It: We’re All Gay

 I was disappointed, although not entirely surprised, when the Southern Baptist Convention resolved to withdraw its support of the Boy Scouts because of their recent affirmation of the inclusion of children regardless of their sexual orientation.  Although the resolution is nonbinding for congregations, as is the policy of Baptist governance, 108,000 Boy Scouts currently sponsored [Read More...]

Jesus, Don’t Let Me Die Before I’ve Had Sex

I wrote a piece recently about the Christian challenges of what I call “marriage worship,” in which we focus so intensely on getting kids married before they have sex that we neglect necessary education and discourse about healthy emotional, spiritual and physical sexual expression. Though lots of people seemed to really appreciate the perspective in [Read More...]

Why I Am Actively Supporting the Boy Scouts

A kid no more than thirteen or so came to our door yesterday. We stood tall and was freshly pressed in his scout uniform, his black canvas Chuck Taylors the only betrayal of his otherwise high-and-tight appearance. “Hello sir,” he said. I tried to mask the cringe I always feel coming on when someone calls [Read More...]

My Frustration with Bell, Clinton and Obama on Marriage Equality

I know this may not be a popular position to take among my readers. After all, the last time I wrote anything even remotely critiquing or questioning Rob Bell, I got scathing responses. Oh, if folks only got so passionate about other things like, say, poverty. Anyway, I’m a real fan of Rob Bell. I [Read More...]

Justin Lee on Gays vs Christians, Bill O’Reilly & Pat Robertson (CultureCast)

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After a delightful anecdote about Christian’s daughter and a painful listen to the worst version of “O Holy Night” ever recorded, Christian and Jordan welcome Justin Lee, founder of the Gay Christian Network and author of Torn: Rescuing the Gospel from the Gays-vs.-Christians Debate, to the show. Justin was raised in a conservative evangelical culture, [Read More...]

Rev. Phil Snider, LGBT Rights and Going Viral (CultureCast)

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Over the weekend, our friend Phil Snider had the unexpected pleasure of going viral. Not him personally, really, but a video he appeared in this past August snatched more than 2.5 million views after Gawker picked it up. Phil is a Disciples of Christ pastor in Springfield, MO, and he was speaking on behalf of LGBT rights [Read More...]

When Church Drives Sexuality Underground, Bad Things Happen

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I got a link to an article yesterday from a friend of mine, and on the surface, it seemed pretty benign. But the more I sat with it, the more it bothered me. The piece is part of a series the Christian Post is publishing on homosexuality and Christianity, and this article on particular is [Read More...]

Homosexuality and the Bible: a Flowchart

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Not sure of the original source on this, but I think it’s pretty great. [Read more...]


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