Gay and Christian
Did you know there are stories in the Bible where Jesus and others encounter gay and trans people — and that these are positive, affirming stories? For example, Jesus once met a gay man and restored the man’s partner with a miracle of healing.
Want to know more? The resources below will help you see God, the Bible, and GLBT people with new eyes.
“Can two people of the same sex live in committed, loving relationship with the blessing of God?” That’s the question The Children Are Free brings to Scripture. This book is an examination of the biblical evidence regarding loving same-sex relationships and God’s attitude toward them. Short, clear, carefully researched, easy-to-read. More info here.
A website constructed by LifeJourney Church, with support from Faith In America and the Metropolitan Community Churches. Examines, in depth, every passage of scripture that touches on the subject of homosexuality. Includes MP3 sermons as well as text.
Homosexuality and the Bible
The following four sermons can change the way you think about homosexuality and the Bible. Rev. Miner explains how Bible passages used against GLBT people have been misapplied, highlights gay-positive Bible passages often ignored by the Church, and discusses what it means to be gay or lesbian and authentically Christian.
Articles and other resources
- Resist the Myths! by Nancy Lafferty. Challenges us to remember when God was new, accessible, and on our side.
- Is Homosexuality a Sin? by Rev. Dr. Kathlyn James. Rather than debating scripture, Rev. James begins a dialogue with her congregation, starting with her personal experience.
- The Bible, Christianity, and Homosexuality A brief-but-thorough study document by Justin Cannon. Visit his web site.
- LifeJourney Press offers several useful resources.