Homosexuality

Gay Christians exist: The LGBT issue, part 4

How even ardent traditionalists now (sometimes) acknowledge the existence of gay Christians.

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A proper starting place

The initial question in the debate over homosexuality must be, is it sin?

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Change we can all support: The LGBT issue, part 3

Much has changed for LGBT people in America since Anita Bryant and Jerry Falwell days — change we all can support, I hope.

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In executive order, Obama bans bias against gays by federal contractors

The order is a compromise between those wanting religious contractors to play by the same rules as everyone else and those who say competing for taxpayer funding should not come at the expense of religious convictions.

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BJC, others, oppose religious exemption in non-discrimination order

The Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty is among 98 groups asking the Obama administration not to insert a religious exemption in an executive order that would bar federal contractors from discriminating against gays. 

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What exactly is the issue? The LGBT issue, part 2

Historic Christian understandings of sexuality are being reevaluated due to evidence offered in the lives of those who do not fit the norm, together with associated research and mental health efforts. 

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Clergy divided over religious exemption to discrimination ban in upcoming executive order

President Obama’s decision to ban federal contractors from discriminating against gays raises tough questions for faith communities on both sides of the issue.

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Starting a conversation: The LGBT Issue, part 1

Every generation has its hot-button issue. For us, it’s the “the LGBT issue.”

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Judge strikes down Kentucky gay-marriage ban

A federal judge said arguments defending marriage laws on the basis that they reward couples who can naturally procreate “are not those of serious people.”

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Third Way pastor invited to White House

While he isn’t talking to media, Pastor Danny Cortez described New Heart Community Church in La Mirada, Calif., in a sermon as being “in the eye of the storm.”

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