The Trajectory of the Kingdom: A Case For Inclusion (Video)

Over the past few months, I've been hard at work  developing the content for my new book, tentatively titled Forward: The Kingdom of God and the Case for Inclusion. This book will be a theology/spirituality book that seeks to present a comprehensive case that the trajectory of the Gospel and the Kingdom of God is towards the full inclusion of sexual and gender minorities, the deconstruction of patriarchy, and the liberation of all people both spiritually and literally. I've taken this message to … [Read more...]

Our Witness: The Testimonies of LGBT+ Christians

Following the shooting of nearly 50 LGBT+ people in Orlando, I and many others have begun to speak up about the damage that non-inclusive, non-affirming religious teaching causes in the hearts and minds, not only of LGBT+ people who hear it, but in all people who hear it. The Christian Church has, for thousands of years, promoted a homophobic message that does not beget life, but produces fear, hatred, and death. For thousands of years, Christians, in the name of God, have oppressed LGBT+ … [Read more...]

A Review: “Us Versus Us” By Andrew Marin

In his latest book, “Us Versus Us”, Andrew Marin, a self-identified expert on faith and sexuality unveils a groundbreaking new study about the LGBT+ community and our relation to religion. Marin, known for his attempts to “build bridges” between the LGBT+ and conservative evangelical community, has been a controversial figure because of his refusal to publicly acknowledge his support of or against LGBT+ inclusion in the Church. Full disclosure, as a student in Chicago who was struggling with his … [Read more...]

Our Love Must Expel Fear (On Orlando)

I was standing at a gay bar in London when news flashed across my iPhone that there was a shooting at an LGBT+ nightclub in Orlando. I was standing in the street with hundreds of other LGBT+ people, conversing, laughing, and celebrating life. I saw the news and my initial reaction was to sigh in disbelief, but to presume that this was just another tragic shooting that I’ve become all too familiar with hearing about in the U.S. I whispered a brief prayer for those involved, and I put my phone aw … [Read more...]

Dear Church (A Frank Letter From A Queer Christian)

The following is a letter written from bi-sexual Christian author and activist, Brandan Robertson, to the Christian Church at large. This letter was presented as a talk at Our Witness Conference in Denver, Colorado on April 23, 2016. For more content from Our Witness, click here.Dear Church,Hello. It’s Me.You know. The heretic. The one who walked away. The backslider.Hello from the other side.You know. I’ve loved you for a long time. Ever since I was twelve years old, whe … [Read more...]

What You Refuse To Know Hurts Thousands: Evangelicals, Bathrooms, and Gender Identity

On May 13th, the White House, along with the Department of Education and the Department of Justice, announced that public schools must allow students to use the bathroom and locker room that corresponds with their gender identity. As soon as the announcement was made, the conservative Christian world, as expected reacted with great vitriol and fear. Conservative commentator Michael Brown called Christians to “civilly disobey” the Obama administrations mandate, saying “Enough is enough. Too many l … [Read more...]