About John Shore

John Shore (who, fwiw, is straight) is the author of UNFAIR: Christians and the LGBT Question, and three other great books. He is founder of Unfundamentalist Christians (on Facebook here), and executive editor of the Unfundamentalist Christians group blog.  (In total John's two blogs receive some 250,000 views per month.) John is also co-founder of The NALT Christians Project, which was written about by TIME,  The Washington Post, and others. His website is JohnShore.com. John is a pastor ordained by The Progressive Christian Alliance. You're invited to like John's Facebook page. And don't forget to sign up for his mucho awesome monthly newsletter.

Religion quiz: Name the two kinds of prayer!

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A quick lesson in literally everything you need to know about praying. [Read more...]

Censorship, threats and book-burning: Christians vs. Gays in Singapore

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It’s easy enough to think the struggle against Christians seeking to negate LGBT people is an American phenomenon. It’s not. [Read more...]

What sexual abuse steals from its victims–and how they can get it back

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Young people who are sexually abused by someone they love are through that trauma robbed of something essential that those never so betrayed keep intact with them throughout their lives: their ability to trust in themselves to know when they are safe and when they are not. The lesson abused kids learn is that in [Read More...]

The very definition of wrong

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Got in the letter below. I answer following it. Dear John, I am currently in a relationship with another female. We have been together for a year now. She comes from a very conservative Christian background. She is in a constant battle with God over being in an intimate relationship with a female. She has [Read More...]

Is suicide a sin?

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A young woman with reason to wonder asks if committing suicide is a sin. [Read more...]

Dear gayophobic Christian parents of America

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“Prayer warriors needed to help me fight Satan for the soul of my daughter!” she wrote on Facebook. [Read more...]

Come out of the closet, Secretly Progressive Pastors!

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If you are a Secretly Progressive Pastor, now is the time for you to step forward and be the person you know God is waiting for you to become. [Read more...]

A Rhyme for the Time

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A person, a company: They’ve been judged the same! (Dad, Pastor, Investor … what’s in a name?) But women? Still property: men’s vassals, mere fools. For proof ask the men who still write all the rules. So my friend Dan Wilkinson made this of that: [Read more...]

The Supreme Court’s travesty (and Ginsburg’s brilliant dissension)

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History will not be kind in its memory of today’s Supreme Court ruling, a travesty of justice grounded in the same brutish sexism and classism that has always informed the most egregious and shameful rulings of the highest court in our land. In my post of January 23, 12 Reasons the Hobby Lobby Case Should [Read More...]

Obama invites my guest blogger to the White House

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Southern Baptist Pastor Danny Cortez first decided that being gay is no sin. Then Danny’s 15-year-old son Drew came out to him. Then Danny and Drew bonded even more because of awesomeness. Then Danny told the elders of his church that he no longer believed that being gay is a sin. Instead of summarily firing [Read More...]


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