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Gay with Christian Parents?

This is a list of Christian writers, pastors, and leaders, who believe that Jesus loves Gay people and Gay couples.

If you are being mistreated or ignored by Christian parents or Christian community, I recommend introducing them to the differing perspectives within their own religion.

1. Dr. David Gushee - “Changing our Mind”

2. Justin Lee - “Torn”

3. J.R. Daniel Kirk - look him up on YouTube or find his blog

5. Misty Irons - she’s not fully affirming, but she’s a good step forward for most conservatives - her blog is on point (also her key note speech from the Gay Christian Network Conference this past year (2016))

6. Tony and Peggy Campolo - Peggy has been an advocate and ally for years, Tony just became fully affirming (accepting). They are well-respected people

7. Matthew Vines - check out his book, blog, or his organization “The Reformation Project”

8. Dr. Throckmortan - if your parents are hung up on thinking you can change or that you can just become straight, have them check out Dr. Throckmortan’s recent blog posts on the topic. He’s still relatively conservative, but He’s a HUGE leap forward for many conservatives & I highly recommend his writing.

9. Julie Rogers - I highly recommend her blog and her recent writings. She is a lesbian woman who holds strongly to her faith, yet believes the God accepts and affirms gay couples.

10. Organizations: The Gay Christian Network. The Reformation Project. New Directions (Canada). PFLAG. Everyone is Gay.

11. Finally, these are a few people who are teaching a harmful message about the LGBT community - stay away from them - Christopher Yuan, Rosaria Butterfield, and Kegan Wesley (among others)


This list is an abbreviated version of a longer list that I created.

I hope that it comes in handy for anyone who struggles to integrate their faith and sexuality, or for those whose parents use faith to justify treating them badly.

If you need to talk or want me to give you more information or better resources that might address your specific questions or your parents’ specific fears, please feel free to send me a message.

Please reblog.


With love,
K

Gays and Christianity

Bottom line- God loves everyone! Ignore the people that call themselves Christians when they condemn you. “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭7:1-2‬ ‭(NIV) I’m a gay Christian and proud of who God created me to be.

anonymous asked:

hello! i love your blog and was wondering if you could recommend some Christian blogs that dont post homo/bi/transphobic content, anti-refugee content, anti-abortion content, pro-trump content etc. I follow a few who do and it really upsets me to see it but im short on Christian blogs to follow so would appreciate some recommendations if its not too much trouble!! xxx

Hey there! I just reblogged a post with some LGBT friendly Christian blogs, and I’m pretty sure none of them post any of the content you want to avoid, so check that out!

Others that I know for sure are LGBT-friendly and that I’m pretty sure don’t post any of the other content you mention:

@rockofaces​; @dfabjesus​; @sapphicchristain​; @sapphic-christian​; @dominusdeus​; @boykeats​; @gqsnail​; @gaychristian​; @revkryssie​; @wehavefound​; @honeyandwormwood​; @simeonlikethebible​; @come-to-the-well​; @millennialgospel​; @hellchaplain​; @nonbinarychristians​; @achristianqueer​; @godoftheoppressed

Does anyone know of others?

Update: some others! 

@blacksheepministries, @christiankitsch

Mexican Bishop Says HOMOPHOBES Are ‘Sick’ And 'Heartless’

Bishop José Raúl Vera López of the Mexican Roman Catholic Diocese of Saltillo has advocated for LGBT people for some time. In an interview with El País, he went even a step further. 

When asked about homsexuality, Vera said we cannot 'cancel a person’s richness’ because of their orientation. “That is sick, that is heartless, that is lacking common sense.”

Though conservative on social issues such as the legalization of drugs, prostitution, and abortion, Vera is resolute in his support for the LGBT community. 

The 69-year-old was sent to his current diocese in the arid Mexican state as a punishment. Home of the drug cartel Los Zetas, Vera has survived a record number of death threats and assassination attempts while working to help, immigrants, natives, prostitutes, young people, and victims pf the drug cartel.

Confused

So I become more confused all the time about homosexuality and how God views it.

So everyday I pray to God for answers and to help me understand. I pray for answers about what is right and what is wrong.

I ask if simply having the feelings is wrong or if it is ok to have same sex feelings/ attractions. I ask if the feelings are ok to have does one have to remain celibate or be with the opposite sex anyway or if it is ok for someone to be with the same sex in that way.

And I feel like I continue to see/ hear/ read stuff that says it is wrong and stuff that says it is ok to have feelings but not relations and stuff that even monogamous same sex relationships are fine.

So I don’t know what is coincidence and what is God providing answers.

I pray more and more often for answers and more and more often I seem to be getting answers from all aspects of this.

It’s just so confusing, I don’t know what is answers from God and what is answers just from society.

anonymous asked:

Have you heard about the Metropolitan Community Church and sites like hoperemains and gaychristian? What is your response to their doctrine? (This isn't sarcasm, I really do want to know because hoperemains seems to be quite popular and recommended for Christians who experience same-sex attraction and/or gender dysphoria)

At first glance looking at the Metropolitan Community Church site, this is the first thought that goes through my mind: the Church is to love, help, and serve the outcasts and those society deems lesser, but even if we temporarily disregard this “church’s” glorification of sin, they have set their sights on the things of this world and have forsaken the entire point of the gospel and humanity’s desperate need of a savior. I saw nothing on their front “about” page about Jesus, the gospel, or salvation. Their entire focus is on earthly fulfillment, rather than eternal salvation, and that alone is cause for extreme concern. Their mission statement is “transforming ourselves as we transform the world”. Where is any mention of God in that statement? It is all self-gratification and self-glorification. If a church is not focused on God, it’s no church at all.

In response to the doctrine of the that and the other sites, I believe the Bible is clear that homosexuality is a sin, as can be found in New Testament passages such as Romans 1, as well as Old Testament passages such as those in Leviticus, and the thousands of ancient manuscripts we have affirm that. You know, we’ve had manuscripts of the Bible ever since it was written, and yet suddenly, when the lgbtq agenda starts to become widely accepted in modern day, that’s when suddenly there are so-called translation errors with defining homosexuality. The Bible isn’t new, these manuscripts aren’t new. What the Bible says has been such for centuries, meticulously combed for errors and it has remained whole. Call me crazy, but it seems rather foolish to think just now these are conveniently coming to light. Furthermore, God promises to preserve His word (Psalm 12:7) and I believe He has done exactly that - from the time it was written down until now and evermore after.

I believe that God absolutely calls us to love those who are struggling with sin of any kind, but that godly love means rejoicing in the truth of what the Bible says (1 Corinthians 13:6). It is not love to let sin prevail.

Another thing these sites say is that the lgbtq lifestyle is not a choice. While the attraction may not necessarily be a choice, giving into that attraction is a choice, lusting after someone is a choice. The mindset these sites promote is one that ignores the promise that “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.“ (Philippians 4:13) God promises Christians that we can overcome everything through Christ. 1 Corinthians is also a great passage because it specifically addresses sexual immorality before going on to say in verses 12-13, “Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall. No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.“ No matter what the sin, even though temptations may come, we are promised that God gives us the choice to follow Him rather than indulge our own iniquitous desires. And when we choose to follow God above ourselves, Philippians 1:6 gives us another promise: “Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.” God, who called us to godly living in the first place, gives us what we need to do the right thing, and continues to do so again and again. Even amidst temptation, sin has no hold on us because we belong to the God who overcame it.

ELDAD & MEDAD | Enrique Molina

Numbers 11:24-30
11:24 So Moses went out and told the people the words of the LORD; and he gathered seventy elders of the people, and placed them all around the tent.

11:25 Then the LORD came down in the cloud and spoke to him, and took some of the spirit that was on him and put it on the seventy elders; and when the spirit rested upon them, they prophesied. But they did not do so again.

11:26 Two men remained in the camp, one named Eldad, and the other named Medad, and the spirit rested on them; they were among those registered, but they had not gone out to the tent, and so they prophesied in the camp.

11:27 And a young man ran and told Moses, “Eldad and Medad are prophesying in the camp.”

11:28 And Joshua son of Nun, the assistant of Moses, one of his chosen men, said, “My lord Moses, stop them!”

11:29 But Moses said to him, “Are you jealous for my sake? Would that all the Lord’s people were prophets, and that the LORD would put his spirit on them!”

11:30 And Moses and the elders of Israel returned to the camp.

Oftentimes, Far-Right Christians will accuse LGBT-Friendly churches of being tainted by the secular world. The story of Eldad and Medad can help us understand why they’re wrong. 

Moses had gathered elders in a place of worship. Two elders, Eldad and Medad, stayed behind. And they began to prophesy outside of the place of worship. The importance of this is so we see that God can do God’s work anywhere and through anyone. God can work through ‘secular society’ and sometimes has to do so when the Church has lost its way. 

So whether you are in the church or on the street, listen for the voice of God. Veni Sancte Spiritus.

–This is the Old Testament reading for Pentecost according to the Revised Common Lectionary.–

GCI

anonymous asked:

Hi sorry to bother you. I recently got into a relationship with a lovely girl, but i'm Catholic and i'm v scared to tell anyone in my community about her bc same sex relationships are v frowned upon.. but this is keeping me from being completely honest w them n i am afraid it can ruin my relationship with God and demage my faith, any advice?

Hey there! I’m not Catholic myself so @acecatholic may be able to help you more with the Catholic side of things. But I can tell you that you’re not dishonest at all for not sharing information about your relationships. People can be harsh and even hostile toward things they don’t understand or experience for themselves. God understands this and He loves you for you. Keeping yourself safe (whether it be physically or emotionally) is important. So share that information with whoever you feel comfortable with, if you’re comfortable. If you’d like some resources on same sex relationships in scripture, http://hoperemains.webs.com and the FAQs on @gaychristian are full of info. Also, check the tags to see if anyone else has any other info for you. I hope that was helpful. Praying for you.

Marriage is between one man and one woma… 

The Bible clearly say… 

Your sinful homosexual lifestyl… 

It’s unnatura… 

I still love you, I just don’t agree with your lifestyl…

Maybe if you prayed harder it would go awa… 

You’re twisting Scripture to say what you want it to sa… 

This is your cross to carr… 

You’re welcomed, just not affirme… 

Disclaimer: I’m actually TeamNonViolence. Really.

Why Even Non-Affirming Christians Should Support Gay Marriage

1. The Bible says “love covers a multitude of sins” (1 Peter 4:8). You can whine all day about there being no such thing as “gay love”, but the truth will still be at odds with you. As C.S. Lewis beautifully put it, “I believe that the most lawless and inordinate loves are less contrary to God’s will than a self-invited and self-protective lovelessness”.

2. The culture of promiscuity that exists in the LGBT community is a consequence of homophobia. Our culture finds it unacceptable that gay people so much as hold hands with the person they love. As a result, gay people are often deprived of love and affection. In these abounding cases, finding another gay person becomes exhilarating, as opposed to conventional, and risky behavior ensues.

3. It cannot possibly be morally right to force a straight individual to marry a gay person. How many people want to marry someone who is incapable of desiring them? If marriage is a symbol of Christ and His Church, then that union should represent both mutual love and desire. If you claim that it should simply represent love and not desire, then stop having sex with your spouse immediately!

4. It cannot possibly be morally right to force LGBT people to remain single for the rest of their lives. According to 1 Corinthians 7:9, if someone “cannot exercise self-control, they should marry. For it is better to marry than to burn with passion”. Guess what, if a gay person marries a straight individual, they will still burn with passion, and it won’t be directed toward their spouse!

5. God does not stick to formula. Many Christians fought against the abolition of slavery, and yet we see the Lord’s hand in history, changing that unfortunate piece of reality into freedom. Likewise, had the Pharisees complained less about Jesus’ disregard for the Sabbath and His relationships with sinners, then perhaps they would have seen Him for whom He was: The Son of God.

6. God uses everything for good (Romans 8:28). Before you despair, remember that out of the Holocaust came the State of Israel. Now, I am in no way implying that gay marriage somehow equates to the Holocaust, but with so many conservatives warning about the impending collapse of our “stable society”, some people clearly do see things that way!

7. Ultimately, everything is in His hands. Isn’t God more powerful than one’s sexual orientation? Can’t God make gay people straight? Yes, God can change someone’s sexual orientation, but He can also make the blind see and the lame walk, and how often do we witness such happenings? “But who are you, O man, to answer back to God? Will what is molded say to its molder, ‘Why have you made me like this?’” (Romans 9:20). Perhaps God has a purpose in allowing gay people to exist. If He does, as His sovereign nature demands that He does, then I suspect it has something to do with teaching unrelentingly judgmental people the meaning of unconditional love and acceptance.

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2 COUNTRY SINGERS TEAR DOWN CLOSET DOORS

Ty Herndon has come out as gay, and gave an interview with Entertainment Tonight. With 17 Billboard hits, the singer says he thought coming out might hurt his career and that his 2 marriages were Lavender marriages. But now, Ty says he’s in an “awesome” longterm relationship with a man.

Drawing inspiration from Herndon, Billy Gilman subsequently came out as gay. The 26-year-old artist was the youngest artist to reach country music’s Top 40 at the age of 11. 

Hopefully, this will make it easier for people in the more conservative parts of the country to come out and find support when they do. Congrats to both artists. 

Olly Alexander Sparkles In Years & Years’ New “Meteorite” Video

Years & Years frontman Olly Alexander is wearing 86,000 Swarovski crystals in a brand new video for “Meteorite,” the band’s first new material since last year’s critically acclaimed Communion album.

The brilliant Lara Jensen-designed, open-back ensemble sparkles from every angle as the queer icon moves through the video surrounded by a squad of dancers letting loose to the lyrics: “Love me like it’s the last night / Hit me like a meteorite.”

After the video dropped this morning, a troll who tried dragging Olly’s effeminate style was promptly shut down on Twitter.

“Don’t understand,” user “GayChristians” wrote. “Is it a requirement for gay men to be effeminate and dress like women?”

Olly responded: “no, it’s not 😘”

Matthew Vines Experiences Heavy Backlash As New Book Readies

Matthew Vines, the quiet former Harvard student who wowed us with his extensive sermon on the Bible and Homosexuality, releases his new book on April 22. 

But fundamentalist Christians are cutting the 24-year-old no slack. They have already begun to attack him and accuse him of manipulating the Bible. 

Please visit his Twitter and send him some love! »» @VinesMatthew 

Sir vs Ma'am vs ???

Something I have started thinking about recently and this is a question for anyone who can answer. I do not know and I am curious.

I grew up and live in the south. We respect our elders, we say yes sir, no sir, yes ma'am, no ma'am. We even say this to strangers.

So if someone is non-binary or gender fluid or doesn’t identify as either male or female or prefers they/ them pronouns.

What does one say to them? If they don’t use male or female pronouns, neither “sir” or “ma'am” work. What does one use/ say?

I have yet to meet anyone who falls into one of these, at least not someone who was out and open about it.

But I’m curious what does one use in place of sir or ma'am?

hanging-up-my-cape-deactivated2  asked:

As a gay Christian, do you think that the original message of the Bible was not homophobic, but loose translations and interpretations only made it sound that way? I can only think of three instances homosexuality was brought up - Genesis 19, Leviticus 20:13, and Corinthians 6:9 - and I think they can all be denounced as not what God intended to be anti-gay. Just curious what you think.

1.) God did not write the Bible. People did. 

2.) gaychristian did an awesome job addressing “homophobic” Bible passages here: http://gaychristian.tumblr.com/clobberpassages 

Conservative Church,

Those who would try to accept the gay person but reject their sexuality are bizarrely similar to those who accept the left handed person but refuse to let them write with their left hand. 

A brief history lesson reveals this was actually a thing a while back in the Catholic Church when left handedness was viewed as sinful and unnatural. 

There’s this awful dehumanizing doctrine today you teach that says, “We love gay people and being gay isn’t a sin, but gay people acting on their sexuality is sinful, aren’t we open minded by providing a third way!” and it needs to just stop honestly. It’s so harmful and degrading.

You think you’re doing such a good thing and would never imagine being called homophobic, because clearly you say you “love gay people”. But honestly it just drives the knife in deeper and twists it a bit more sharply. 

When will you learn? 

It’s really sad actually because in any given time period, you most likely would be the people advocating oppression from the Bible and supporting the stances of slavery, sexism, genocide, segregation, right handedness, and banning interracial relationships. 

Please change before it’s too late.

The rest of the Church and I will try to wait patiently for you to come around… but time is precious. Gay couples are hurting. Teenagers are killing themselves. Transgender people are being attacked. And your platform is perpetuating oppression and pain. 

I pray for you. I rage at you. I cry because of you. I honestly can’t stand you most days. 

But I’m trying with all my might to forgive you.

Sincerely,

Andrew Wagner, A gay kid who talks too much about changing the world instead of being the change in the world.

anonymous asked:

I was baptized Christian just yesterday. But I've kind of had a heavy conscience because Im bisexual. Today I opened up my Bible and read clear as day it calls homosexuality a sexual immorality. I just dont know what to do :/

Clear as day? The word ‘homosexual’ wasn’t coined until the 19th century. Some translations (for example the New Living Translation) contain doctrinal bias, you know. We recommend the New Revised Standard Version. The Weymouth New Testament is also a great translation.

When one reads the Bible, one must remember that its authors had limited understanding compared to what we know now. One must also remember that they were just as imperfect as we are. The Bible was inspired by God but it is still a human work.