Making Room for the Celibate and Gay


When it comes to facing down the shrill imprecations of televangelists and street protesters, or the assignment of blame for earthquakes and other disasters, there’s hardly a more longsuffering group of people in America than gays and lesbians. But even some of the staunchest opponents of same-sex relationships have begun to acknowledge that their churches may have room for celibate gays and lesbians. It’s a unique historical development and one that presents the gay community with an important choice—but maybe not the most obvious one. [Read more...]

Will Someone Please Tell Christians That the LGBT War Is Over?


Christians across the country refuse to accept the implications of the Supreme Court decision. Like the Japanese holdouts after Word War II, they continue to fight on, seemingly oblivious to the political, social and theological realities around them. [Read more...]

A Transgender Christian Loses Her Church but Keeps Her Faith


Because I live “simply open” about who and what I am, at some point when our relationship deepens, the fact that I am a married Christian woman of transgender experience will become apparent in natural, relaxed, and even winsome ways — in God’s time… [Read more...]

A Christian Response to the Transgender Discussion

Trans solidarity rally and march, Washington, DC, May 17, 2015 / Ted Eytan / CC BY-SA 2.0

Caitlyn Jenner’s public transformation on the cover of Vanity Fair last week forcefully pulled the “T” from the end of “LGBT” and placed it squarely at the forefront of public discourse. [Read more...]

Again: Raping Angels and Being Gay Are Not the Same Thing

The Destruction Of Sodom And Gomorrah, John Martin, 1852, public domain

There is perhaps no more abused passage in the Bible for condemning gays and lesbians than the story of Sodom and Gomorrah. We’ve discussed other major anti-gay clobber passages on this blog multiple times, including the ambiguous Romans 1 with its mysterious interlocutor, and the equally perplexing 1 Corinthians 6:9 with its invented terms for [Read More...]

A Navy SEAL’s life-changing secret


“Lady Valor” is a story about one person’s extraordinary journey from the pinnacle of military special operations to a groundbreaking public disclosure about her true self. [Read more...]

Are Non-LGBT-Affirming Christians Committing Blasphemy?

Some of the Jewish leaders in Jesus’ day accused Jesus of blasphemy because they felt he misrepresented God and thus violated God’s glory. They were the ones, however, who were actually misrepresenting God and distracting from the glory of God’s love and compassion. [Read more...]

Back to the ’90s: My Hometown (Again) Spurns the LGBT Community

I still love going to Fayetteville a few times a year; I look forward to seeing the Lights of the Ozarks on the Square yet again this year. But this year it may feel different. This year, like in 1998, I am ashamed that even Fayetteville — even what most consider the best and most inclusive city in Arkansas — cannot even manage to pass a simple ordinance promoting fairness. [Read more...]