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How to Make Your Church Safe for the LGBTQ+ Community

By Kyndall Rae Rothaus | May 24, 2019

Bad theology is killing people, and it must stop. LGBTQ youth, for example, who grew up in a faith community are more likely to take their lives than those who have not. Churches must be fully welcoming and affirming.

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Jonathan Merritt, author of "Learning to Speak God from Scratch," talks about the importance of speaking up at the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship's Advocacy in Action 2019 in New York City.

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My Journey to Full Inclusion of LGBTQ Christians

By Mitch Randall | May 23, 2019
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I have come to the conclusion that the church should not hinder LGBTQ Christians from full inclusion into the body as God made them. However, I have not always held this conviction. Here’s my journey.

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Why Your Church Should Cultivate Their Queer Imagination

By Cody J. Sanders | May 23, 2019
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As an ordained minister, being queer is a gift to me. And queer folks are a gift to churches. Churches that cut themselves off from the potential of learning queer lessons diminish their capacity to experience the sacred.

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Finding Common Ground Amid Contentious Debates

By Holly Hollman | May 23, 2019
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Taking on some of the most difficult issues between LGBT rights and some faith communities, a new book helps frame civil dialogue and finds guiding principles to mediate conflicts.

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When You Need Christ’s Love, Leave It to The Samaritans

By Paige Hardy | May 22, 2019
Paige Hardy on Baylor University's campus

I was raped my freshman year at Baylor University. With my life turned upside down, the efforts of the religious community were fruitless. Instead, the Good Samaritans in my life, many of them gay or bisexual, modeled Christ’s love.

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Why Church Volunteers Need Training to Work with Transgender Youth

By Justin Joplin | May 22, 2019
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Youth hockey leagues in Canada train their adult volunteers how to work with transgender and gender nonconforming kids. Why can’t church volunteers learn similar lessons to use in the youth room or the Sunday School classroom?

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