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Human Sexuality

As churches debate same-sex relationships, a conversation on the topic can’t take place without a wider discussion on sex, marriage and family as understood through the lens of the church’s theological tradition. […] Read More

Baylor University leaders say they love LGBTQ+ students yet continue to separate them from student life. While the love of Christ has no conditions, Baylor presents love to their queer students with an asterisk. […] Read More

Although many churches claim to be diverse while welcoming LGBTQ+ folks into the church, they do not provide the same opportunities for leadership and participation as they do for straight and cisgender members. Inconceivable! […] Read More

With certain state Baptist conventions rushing to exclude people, gay church members are forced to live a lie about their sexual orientation in order for the church to accept them. Others just walk away. There’s no safe harbor. […] Read More

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. […] Read More

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. […] Read More

Many churches are still hesitant to become inclusive communities with regard to LGBTQ persons. Repeatedly in Scripture, God’s people changed the rules in favor of love. If your church needs permission, Jesus has given you the keys. […] Read More

In the workplace, most believe everyone should have a fair chance to earn a living and provide for a family without fear of harassment or discrimination. With the high court’s new conservative majority, that could change next term. […] Read More

More than six out of 10 U.S. adults support legalization of same-sex marriage, a report said. Groups that didn’t offer majority support were Republicans, older adults and evangelical Protestants. […] Read More

When our adult son told us he was gay, we knew he was made unique to God’s plan and not condemned. Our family, secular friends and some Christian friends affirmed him. Our greatest disappointment was the response of the church. […] Read More