The Bible, Christianity, & Homosexuality
There are many commendable books on the Bible and homosexuality which span anywhere from a hundred to several hundred pages in length. For the curious, such books can sometimes be inaccessible or more than they really want to read. The Bible, Christianity, & Homosexuality is a concise yet profound analysis of the Bible verses often misused to condemn gay and lesbian Christians. This study was written to be accessible to all, indeed, something family members and friends of gay and lesbian Christians might actually take the time to read. The Los Angeles Times describes this work as "...an illuminating...analysis that argues the Bible doesn't condemn faithful gay relationships." (McGough, 7/18/05).
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Sanctified: An Anthology of Poetry by LGBT Christians
is the world's first poetry anthology featuring works exclusively by
lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans Christians. "I am excited about this
publication because LGBT Christians' voices need to be heard not only in
church meetings, city councils, and courtrooms, but also in the
literary arena. I believe poetry is an intimate, very revealing form of
writing, and that this anthology speaks deeply to the experience of
queer Christians in our world," says editor Justin R. Cannon.
This tome of 142 pages featuring poetry by thirty-three poets including: Stephen Barlett-Re, Jeffrey Barnes, Ben Barton, J. Michael Braiden, Nathan I. Brisby, Justin Cannon, John Coons, Sharon E. Cutts, Trey Dayton, Edward Gerard DeBonis, Christopher Alan Gaskins, Mario Gerada, Mario Gonzalez, Heidi Griepp, Chad Gurley, Linda Heidenreich, Lucas Roberto Hoare, Ryan Hollist, Timothy Holyoake, Wes Jamison, Jeffery Johnson, Henry Juhala, Erik J. Koepnick, Mark Koerber, Jose A. Lopez "Joalby", Gregory Loselle, Timothy Metzner, Lucas Mix, Al-Antony Moody, Connie Schroeder, Richard Tetreault, Robert Thompson, and Fred Turpin.
Homosexuality in the Orthodox Church
conversation concerning the full inclusion of gays and lesbians in the
Orthodox Church has not started in the same way it has in the Roman,
Anglican, and Protestant churches. While many localized Orthodox
jurisdictions teach that practicing homosexuality is a sin, this
teaching has not been ecumenically affirmed within the Orthodox Church.
In some places, partnered homosexuals are excommunicated, in others the
local Orthodox priests have maintained a pretty effective
"don’t-ask-don’t-tell" policy with regard to such communicants– or
sometimes are even affirming of faithful, monogamous, gay couples.
Publication Date: January 29, 2011
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