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Category Archives: The Church

St. Peter’s Square, Vatican, Rome

Pope Francis Takes the Gay Gloves Off

Can we drop the Both Sides journalism façade? False balance, also bothsidesism: A media bias in which journalists present an issue as being more balanced between opposing viewpoints than the evidence supports. I woke up Monday morning to harsh, depressing news In a story from

The Forerunners of Christ with Saints and Martyrs, Probably by Fra Angelico

Queer Saints and Martyrs

Aelred of Rievaulx, patron saint of friendship. Joan of Arc, patron saint of France. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of Italy and of animals. They’re just a few of the best-known saints who are also revered for their queer characteristics. They join the company of

Bible and Catholic crucifix with pride motif

Archdiocese of Detroit Joins Extremist Homophobia Trend

Will American Catholics embrace love? As I cope with the Sunday-morning death of my father, thoughts of religion and spirituality occupy me. As extended family gathered around his deathbed last week, I reflected on my membership in a large Irish-Catholic clan. While much of my

Black man praying

The Real Gift

A survey was done among members of the Metropolitan Community Church, a largely LGBTQ denomination. One of the questions posed was whether it was in the Metropolitan Community Church that they heard for the first time that they were beloved by God? The answer was

Brandan Robertson

New Breed of Evangelicals Supports Marriage Equality

Listen to the podcast interview Imagine it: The Evangelical Christian church in America is a place of extravagant welcome for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Christians. Not the kind of welcome that we have right now. You know, the one where we’re welcome to sit