Articles by Christians
Originally I planned on distinguishing between the LGBTQ affirming articles and posts from non-LGBTQ affirming articles and posts. But as I was linking these I found that it was hard for me to tell the difference sometimes, so I’ve linked them all together, they are all worth the read!
Trumped a beautiful post by Bethany at Coffee-Stained Clarity, talks about how our story affected her and how love matters most.
Justin from Crumbs at the Communion Table issues a Challenge to both sides of the Amendment One debate.
Glennon at Momastery talks about A Mountain she’s Willing to Die On, on what it would mean to her if one of her children were gay.
Rachel Held Evans made me cry with her post “How to Win a Culture War and Lose a Generation”.
Rachel at The Incorrigible Gingers asks if the Fight against Gay marriage undermines adoption.
Suzannah Paul at So Much Shouting So Much Laughter writes about how language has limits and half-truths can hurt in her post “Homosexuality is(n’t) a Sin”
Sarah Bessey is an Evangelical Christian, and explains why she thinks that same-sex marriage should be legal.
Blueberries for Me talks about how she supports Gay rights because she is a practicing Catholic, not in spite of that fact.
Lauren talks about how we are taught to fear the LGBTQ community in We Are Abominations.
Brooke Hammel at From Under His Feathers has a powerful post about how Amendment One is against what she believes as a Bible believing Christian.
Richard Beck asks how we can end the Non-Zero-Sum Conversation Between the Traditional Church and the Gay Community and start a real conversation.
Thought provoking posts that aren’t necessarily christian:
Dan at Single Dad Laughing is not a Christian, but he wrote this post “I’m Christian unless you’re Gay” which prompted the responses (Responses 1, Responses 2, Children home again response, Men in Uniform respond, Daughter home at last response, A teenagers response.) of many Christians as they thought through what their actions say about their faith. I think the original post as well as the responses are well worth the read, as people from all perspectives wrestle with what it means to love and accept someone even when they don’t agree.
Jason Littman at the Huffington Post points out that hateful treatment can go both ways and makes the point that we should respect everyone in “Can We Leave the Ex-Gays Alone?”
And Mikko Alanne also at the Huffington Post, asks Conservative Christian to put themselves into a Queer persons shoes for a minute.
Websites on this topic:
Canyonwalker Connections - A Straight Evangelical Woman writes about her journey to becoming affirming of the LGBTQ community and her continued work as a Christian Ally.
Lesbian Gay Bisexual & Transgender Alumni of Bob Jones University - This blog is filled with stories of what it’s like to know you are LGBTQ while being raised in a non-accepting environment.
The Gay Christian Network - Resources and Questions on the long-time debate between views 1 & 2.
Crumbs from the Communion Table - A blog written by Gay Christian Man about faith and the Christian church. He also wrote this post at Rachel Held Evans Blog answering many questions about being Christian and Gay.