It might be stated that the often erroneous dichotomizing of sexual and gender categories, once experienced as not really being part of one’s self, frequently results in the need, the intense desire, to persecute that now recognized part of one’s self that often becomes projected
A recent study, “A Longitudinal Study of Attempted Religiously Mediated Sexual Orientation Change,” published in the Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, has been hailed by conservative U.S. Christians in publications and websites as a breakthrough. A Christian political group in Australia, the Salt Shakers,
Most of Gay Americans are cowards. We’re so chicken-hearted, in fact, we just might be the New White Meat. What makes us so afraid? Not fag-bashers in a dark alley. Not police harassment when we go to a bar. Not the possibility of contracting HIV.
A recent article in The Atlantic and recently released Lutheran documents give good reasons to revisit the status of gays and lesbians across American society. Unfortunately, few commentators to date have addressed the most troubling development of the past few years: the growth of DOMA
(Washington, DC) – The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) in November approved a document condemning loving relationships between people of the same gender, and defining marriage as “between a man and a woman.” The document, entitled Between Man and Woman: Questions and Answers
I have, since 1996, lived in the Borough of Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania. A mainly working-class town, Wilkinsburg has a population that is about half African-American and half non-Hispanic Caucasian. In my four years in Wilkinsburg, I have discovered no evidence of any significant Latino population. Because
Spiritual violence: Recognizing and overcoming it A preacher, his face distorted with rage, shouts anti-gay slogans from his pulpit into a television camera. A mother quietly tells her son that he is no longer her son because he has just revealed that he is gay.
No one was surprised when a jury comprised of 13 United Methodist clergy members convicted Rev. Jimmy Creech of violating church law prohibiting pastors from performing same-sex unions. The guilty verdict was sure thing. “He certainly was guilty,” said Rev. Mel White, who led a
The Bible is a dominant force in our culture today. It is a source of comfort and encouragement for millions and a source of abuse and pain for millions of others. As a former Southern Baptist pastor and university Bible professor and now since 1981,