Moving Forward…

Well, what a week this has been. Since the news broke last weekend about my former publisher dropping my book  because of my stance on LGBTQ issues, there has been a firestorm of news articles, blog posts, and social media comments from people all across the spectrum- many encouraging and some not so encouraging. But as this week comes to an end, I want to offer some thoughts on how I plan to move forward from all of this controversy.First, I want to reiterate that I have no negative … [Read more...]

Banned By Evangelical Book Sellers: How My Support for Marriage Equality Cost Me A Book Contract

Yesterday a piece went live on that reported news that I had lost my book contract of over a year due to my theological position on same-sex relationships and my identification with the LGBTQ community. The story at TIME is fair and accurate, I want to take a few moments to elaborate a bit more on my current situation.When I received the news that my contract would likely be terminated last week, I was honestly shocked. My former publisher, Destiny Image, signed me in March 2014 to … [Read more...]

John Fugelsang Interviews Brandan Robertson on SiriusXM

Notable comedian John Fugelsang interviewed me earlier this week on his radio show on SiriusXM about my viral Huffington Post piece, "4 Teachings of Jesus that His Followers (Almost) Never Take Seriously".  Listen in to these two clips and share your thoughts! … [Read more...]

For the SBC, Fighting Marriage Equality Is Actually About Upholding Discrimination

On Wednesday, the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention released there "Legislative Agenda" for 2015. The agenda touches on many important issues like immigration reform, adoption, and religious liberties. But of course, no SBC legislative agenda would be complete without touching on the issue of LGBTQ equality. While there is nothing incredibly surprising in the agenda, I was particularly shaken by how clearly the ERLC spelled out their reason for fighting … [Read more...]

2 Evangelical Megachurches. 2 Weeks. For Inclusion. #GodIsMoving

Over the last year, I have been completely devoted to working for the cause of LGBTQ equality, acceptance, and inclusion in the society and in the Church. When I first jumped in to full time activism, I didn't expect to see much movement on this issue among my fellow evangelicals. From where I sat, as a student in one of Americas leading Bible Institutes at the time, evangelicalism seemed to have planted its flag deep into the ground on this issue. No evangelicals would even support civil … [Read more...]

The State of The Union: An Evangelical Reflection

 Tonight, President Barack Obama stepped in front of the nation and our elected officials to give a report on the state of affairs in the United States of America. As President Obama stepped up to the podium to speak to our nation, he unveiled an ambitious path of progress for the US over the final two years of his presidency. Much of what the President laid out will be debated and dissected for weeks to come, while other programs will likely gain swift support from a majority of our … [Read more...]