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closetedgaychristian:

This sums up the anti-gay movement perfectly.

Yet these people slander whatever they do not understand, and the very things they do understand by instinct—as irrational animals do—will destroy them.” Jude 1:10

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hugshim-nomore:

gaychristian:

This is the latest Gallup poll showing that LGBT people are less likely to be religious because of intolerance or unacceptance.

Feel free to share your thoughts.

I think about this a lot. My old church practically kicked me out. When everyone who is supposed to be godly and Christ-like sends a message of hate, it’s easy to give up on your faith. I wish there was more of a gay Christian community around me :/

Whoever claims to love God and hates their neighbor is a liar. How can you love God whom you’ve never seen and hate your neighbor who you see often?

Why abandon your faith because of people who do the opposite of what Jesus taught us? Our faith is in God.

If there’s no affirming community where you live, create one. It can be as simple as a weekly Bible study at a coffee shop. Start it and it will grow.

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This was our gospel hymn today at church. I wish “conservative” Christians would think about this hymn whilst singing it. -EM

This was our gospel hymn today at church. I wish “conservative” Christians would think about this hymn whilst singing it. -EM

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Anonymous said: The Courage Apostalte/Courage International irks me a lot. The celibacy issues scares me a lot as an LGBT Catholic. It's like I'm being singled out. Like I'm still "loved" and "accepted", only to be screwed over, to live life alone while everyone else has the privilege of not worrying about the things I have to. It's not fair. It irritates me a lot. I could go on about every detail that irritates me, but I won't. What is your advice to the LGBT Catholic, especially the youth, dealing with this?

You can realize the hypocrisy behind this organization. They’re basically setting up a conditional prerequisite for being a Christian. Jesus didn’t say if I am lifted up, I’ll draw some and good luck to others. He said He’d draw all person unto himself: no exceptions, no prerequisites. Francis might be setting a softer tone, but the RC Church has a long way to go. And they’re not getting there anytime soon.

I was nominally Roman Catholic for quite some time and chose to become Episcopalian. It’s the advanced placement of Catholicism: same rituals but half the guilt, to quote the late Robin Williams (also Episcopalian). So if you’re on your own or you’re a Roman Catholic teen with an option as to which church you want to attend, I highly recommend The Episcopal/Anglican Church. Many are LGBT-affirming. Check our Find Your Community page to double check. Otherwise, you can recognize the Roman Catholic Church’s teachings on gender and sexuality for what they are: invasive, horribly controlling, and just plain wrong. 

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equalityinafrica:

"…and for what it is worth, my dear sisters and brothers, I ask for your forgiveness for the way in which we the institutional church have often treated you, ostracized you, made you feel as if God has made a mistake creating you as who you are, for we are those who are meant to care for one another, care for Gods world, care for God’s children especially those who suffer injustice and oppression". 

Desmond Tutu is literally one of the most amazing human beings on the face of our planet. 

Archbishop Tutu says it is a shame that the Anglican/Episcopal Church is so ‘obsessed’ with sexuality and gender when so many suffer from poverty, conflict, and many other issues. Maybe one day we will wake up.

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LGBT and Creationism

awesometommyworld:

It always struck me as odd that people who are creationist are usually also LGBT-exclusive in their theology. I’m not a creationist but I don’t fully understand how being gay or trans fits into an evolutionary model. Not to say that I don’t think that it is in someway possible, I do I just don’t know it. Only that as a gay Christian my own self-understanding of my sexuality always reverts back to the more direct mode of thinking that I am this way because God created me this way.

It’s not that odd that Creationists are anti-LGBT. Their favorite argument against us is “Adam and Eve not Adam and Steve.”

They claim to take the Bible including the Creation Narrative literally, but how can you when there are two and they contradict each other? One can believe God created everything and not necessarily believe it happened as it is written in Genesis. We Christians shouldn’t check our brains at the door for church.

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gaychristian:
If you’re struggling as an LGBT Christian and need someone to talk to about your faith and orientation or gender identity/expression, talk to @gaychristianofficial on Kik.

gaychristian:

If you’re struggling as an LGBT Christian and need someone to talk to about your faith and orientation or gender identity/expression, talk to @gaychristianofficial on Kik.


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"In 2004, only about 1 in 10 evangelical Christians supported gay marriage. Just 10 years later, almost a quarter of evangelicals support gay marriage, including a near-majority of evangelicals under 35, according to the Public Religion Research Institute."

http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2014/07/gordon-college-the-new-frontier-of-gay-rights/374861/2/?utm_content=buffer3cf02&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer (via comingouttothechurch)

Knowing someone LGBT makes all the difference.

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gaychristian:

APPARENTLY GAY PEOPLE CAN’T FEED THE HUNGRY
Colleen Simon, (left) was in charge of giving food to the hungry at her local Catholic parish in Kansas City, MO, as director of social ministries. It was known at the time of hiring that she was gay and those in charge of hiring her said it wouldn’t be a problem. But apparently it was, because she is now out of a job. Thoughts?

UPDATE: Colleen Simon is suing the diocese. She says she would not have accepted the job if leadership would have said her orientation would be a problem. More here. 

gaychristian:

APPARENTLY GAY PEOPLE CAN’T FEED THE HUNGRY

Colleen Simon, (left) was in charge of giving food to the hungry at her local Catholic parish in Kansas City, MO, as director of social ministries. It was known at the time of hiring that she was gay and those in charge of hiring her said it wouldn’t be a problem. But apparently it was, because she is now out of a job. Thoughts?

UPDATE: Colleen Simon is suing the diocese. She says she would not have accepted the job if leadership would have said her orientation would be a problem. More here

(Source: The Huffington Post)