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While we have come far to welcome and affirm members of the LGBTQ community with public events, other churches are determined to blunt that progress with their own subtle underlying protest to communicate doctrine and dogma. […] Read More

For too long, survivors of sexual violence have been silenced, dismissed and even shamed by the church. Here’s what happened when one church created space for survivors to share their stories on a Sunday morning. […] Read More

Even churches on the progressive end of the Baptist spectrum, who are open to the LGBTQ community being members, still prefer that their welcoming stance and support of same-sex marriage aren’t too widely broadcast. […] Read More

When churches reach out for recommendations for pastoral candidates, certain candidates are recommended while others are not. It’s a system that disadvantages women and LGBTQ ministers. […] 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

You would like to think a university would rise up and take a courageous stand for human dignity and respect. Yet, despite public support, Baylor University leaders refuse to recognize an LGBTQ student group on campus. […] Read More

The LGBTQ+ community is often relegated to the sidelines. At a recent forum, however, five LGBTQ+ theologians and spiritual leaders were given center stage to share their theological understandings of themselves and our world. […] Read More

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. […] 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

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. […] Read More