Backlash Ensues After Christian College President Signs Letter Supporting LGBT Hiring Discrimination

It’s becoming easier and easier for religious groups to defend their bigoted beliefs.

We obviously saw this in the Hobby Lobby decision, in which the Supreme Court ruled that the religious beliefs of certain corporation owners trump the needs of their employees, but the “religious exemption” claim has come up before, too — Christian-owned businesses refusing to serve LGBT people, for example, or Christian schools trying to shut out LGBT teachers and students.

One school in Massachusetts recently made a loud plea for legal, religious-based anti-LGBT discrimination, but thankfully their efforts may get cut short.



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Pot, Meet Kettle: Mark Regnerus Says Study Showing Same-Sex Couples Produce Happier Kids Has Methodological Flaws

Mark Regnerus, the Christian sociologist infamous for a miserably flawed study about LGBT parents, is upset.

He’s upset because earlier this month, researchers from the University of Melbourne in Australia released the world’s largest study of same-sex parents and their kids. The study found that on certain measures, children of same-sex couples seemed better off than children of different-sex couples. Regnerus disagrees with those findings, as his own study will tell you. And he’s upset that we’re not as outraged as he is.

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Evangelicals Pose As Gay Pride Volunteers To Trick People Into Converting

It’s not unusual anymore to see Christian groups at gay pride parades. Members of the Mormon Church have freely marched at Pride in Salt Lake City. Members of the Chicago-based Marin Foundation attend pride festivals every year with signs reading “I’m sorry” to apologize for Christians’ hateful actions against LGBT people. Gay-affirming churches attend by the dozens.

That’s why it wasn’t shocking for passersby at Twin Cities Pride in Minnesota last month to see a Christian group called Trinity Works talking with people at the parade. Most thought it was a sanctioned Pride activity.

Not so much.

Trinity Works is an Evangelical group that claims it can heal HIV/AIDS through Jesus. And when it set up a “corn feed” at Pride to offer people corn, water and conversation, they were actually setting up a bait-and-switch operation to try to shame LGBT people into “surrendering” to Jesus.



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Major Study Shows Kids of Same-Sex Parents Are Happier and Healthier

Marriage equality opponents across the world repeat one stale argument: “Think of the children!” But according to a paramount new study, “thinking of the children” is actually a very good reason to embrace and empower same-sex couples.

The new study out of Australia shows that, contrary to the propaganda spouted by conservative Christian groups like Tony Perkins‘s Family Research Council, the children of same-sex parents are actually happier and healthier than their peers of different-sex parents.



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Don’t Have Trans Kids? Then Don’t Tell Parents With Trans Kids What To Do

Jennifer Fitz, the Patheos blogger behind “Sticking the Corners,” recently wrote a piece called “Transgender Children: What is a Christian Parent to Do?” She added a disclaimer asking that people like me let this one slide:

Closing comments because this is an exquisitely sensitive subject, and I don’t want my readers (of any persuasion or opinion) to be attacked in the combox.  If you find it helpful, super.  If it’s not helpful, please keep looking around, and quietly decline to share this one.

I respect Jennifer’s decision to close comments for this particular piece, and I hope my response does not come across as attacking her, but I’d like to point out a couple of things she’s missed.



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