Topics :: pro-gay Christians

Using Grindr to Hook Up with the Lord

By Bobby McGuire | Friday Aug 23, 2013
An openly gay youth minister in Tennessee is reaching out to gay men through his Grindr account to invite them to his progressive lgbt-inclusive church.

Christian Org Backs Collins, Wants ESPN Reporter Suspended

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday May 2, 2013
A Christian group has launched a petition against an ESPN writer who slammed Jason Collins for coming out and being Christian. Meanwhile, the anti-gay National Organization for Marriage has applauded the reporter.

Pro-Gay Catholic Bishop Walter Sullivan Dies

Wednesday Dec 12, 2012
Former Bishop Walter F. Sullivan, a progressive leader in the U.S. Roman Catholic church who welcomed the LGBT community into his churches and the longest-serving head of the Richmond diocese, died Tuesday. He was 84.

Minn. Teen Denied Confirmation, Family Refused Communion Over Marriage Equality Support

By Jason St. Amand | Friday Nov 16, 2012
A priest from Minnesota refused to confirm a 17-year-old because he posted a pro marriage-equality photo & message on Facebook.

What’s Missing From Pro-Gay Marriage TV Ads? Gays

By Patrick Condon | Thursday Sep 27, 2012
A series of TV ads that promote LGBT rights feature straight married couples but gay men and women are absent from the commercials.

Anti-Gay Christian Writes Book After Living as a Gay Man for a Year

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Jun 20, 2012
A straight Christian man, who used to identify as a homophobe, from Nashville wrote a book after living life as a gay man for a year.

Episcopal Bishop Who Ordained Gay Man Dies at 87

Tuesday Sep 13, 2011
Retired Episcopal Bishop Walter C. Righter, an early defender of gay rights in the church who was accused of heresy when he ordained a gay deacon in 1990, has died.

Omaha Clerics’ Gay-Friendly Stance Contrasted to Southern Baptists’ Refusal to Apologize to Gays

By Kilian Melloy | Saturday Jun 18, 2011
The two faces of religion with respect to gays could not be more opposed than the efforts by clergy in Omaha, Nebraska, to end faith-based discrimination -- and the refusal by Southern Baptists to issue a mea culpa to LGBTs.

Iowa Conservative Leader Speaking Out for Marriage Equality

By Kilian Melloy | Wednesday Jun 8, 2011
A new twist in the unfolding history of same-sex family parity shows that not all conservatives in Iowa reject marriage equality.

Faith Based Acceptance :: EDGE Speaks with Theology Author Jonathan Dudley

By Kilian Melloy | Monday Jun 6, 2011
Bible-toting politicians and anti-gay clergy refer to scripture continuously, even though the Bible has much more to say about heterosexual divorce than gay marriage. Biblical scholar Jonathan Dudley tells EDGE why.