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Commentary: The "down low" sex life of Jesus comes to light

The discovery of the "Gospel of Jesus's wife" papyrus reopens the “down-low” secret about Jesus’ sexuality that not only attacks the pillars of Christianity, but also profoundly plays into the oppression that women as well as LGBTQ people face today in both church and society.

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Open letter to Pope Francis on LGBT homeless youth

"I write on behalf of the homeless LGBT youths I serve. I ask you to take urgent action to protect them from the devastating consequences of religious rejection, which is the most common reason LGBT youths are driven from their homes."

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America cleans up its homophobic lexicon

As the country becomes more accepting of the civil rights of its lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) Americans, it is also beginning to reexamine its language used to demeans us.

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Why singer Justin Utley is a national LGBT hero | VIDEO

Justin Utley appeared at the LGBTQ Discrimination Hearing at the Utah State Capitol, but not to discuss the gay singer-song writer’s prolific career. In what may be one of the most moving speeches to make its way around the internet, the out singer gave a heartbreaking testimony about losing his partner, his job, and an early experience with conversion therapy.

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Dear Andrew Sullivan, "left-liberal intolerance" did not bring down Mozilla's CEO

Andrew Sullivan has come to the defense of the Mozilla CEO, Brendan Eich, writing that Eich is being treated as a "heretic," a victim of "left-liberal intolerance" and the "ugly intolerance of parts of the gay movement," forced to resign in the wake of stinging criticism of his financial contribution to the passage of Proposition 8 in California in 2008.

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  • Commentary: The "down low" sex life of Jesus comes to light

    The discovery of the "Gospel of Jesus's wife" papyrus reopens the “down-low” secret about Jesus’ sexuality that not only attacks the pillars of Christianity, but also profoundly plays into the oppression that women as well as LGBTQ people face today in both church and society.

  • Open letter to Pope Francis on LGBT homeless youth

    "I write on behalf of the homeless LGBT youths I serve. I ask you to take urgent action to protect them from the devastating consequences of religious rejection, which is the most common reason LGBT youths are driven from their homes."

  • America cleans up its homophobic lexicon

    As the country becomes more accepting of the civil rights of its lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) Americans, it is also beginning to reexamine its language used to demeans us.

  • Why singer Justin Utley is a national LGBT hero | VIDEO

    In what may be one of the most moving speeches to make its way around the internet, Justin Utley appeared at the LGBTQ Discrimination Hearing at the Utah State Capitol. It was the 37 year-old singer’s reputation and a twist of fate that placed him before the Utah leaders in the Senate Building at the state Capitol on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014.

  • Dear Andrew Sullivan, "left-liberal intolerance" did not bring down Mozilla's CEO

    Andrew Sullivan has come to the defense of the Mozilla CEO, Brendan Eich, writing that Eich is being treated as a "heretic," a victim of "left-liberal intolerance" and the "ugly intolerance of parts of the gay movement," forced to resign in the wake of stinging criticism of his financial contribution to the passage of Proposition 8 in California in 2008.

  • Movies: Why no gay animals on Noah’s ark? Or people of color? | VIDEO

    Like many Russell Crowe fans, I ran to see Darren Aronofsky's controversial film "Noah" on opening day. Here's what was missing from the movie.

  • How can Africans, who know discrimination, persecute blacks over sexual orientation?

    May Christians in Uganda and all over the world, as we remember on Good Friday 2014, those who charged, tried and found Jesus guilty and nailed him to a cross, reflect on how awful it is that our "family members" who are gay are persecuted by some of those who claim to follow Jesus.

  • Why the Religious Right's Girl Scouts "cookie-cott" is full of caca!

    The thought of Girl Scout cookies -- an ubiquitous symbol of the organization and an American staple like apple pie that made nearly $700 million in sales since 1999 -- has helped fund abortions at Planned Parenthood is unfathomable. But the Religious Right keeps up the big lie.

  • Commentary: America's right-wing has gone gay crazy

    The madness has spread from the Christian Right’s talking heads to the leading lights of the Republican Party.

  • RIP, Fred Phelps: Your legacy is not what you may think

    While many people will be celebrating the death of Fred Phelps Sr. of the Westboro Baptist Church, whose name is synonymous with irrational hate and vitriol, I think that today the world lost someone who did a whole lot more for the LGBT community that we realize or understand.

  • Commentary: White gay men are being blamed for gentrifying of Harlem

    "It's about time someone spoke to the bad effect 'gays' are having on housing, commerce, culture and all the other facets of American Society. 'Save Harlem. Kill the Gays.' Or at least relegate them to their own ghettos and don't let them out."

  • Commentary: An American grown, Baptist preacher's anti-gay hate speech

    Hateful misuses of the Bible amount to bibliolatry (to idolize the Bible); that is, to place the Bible above and beyond anything commonsensical.

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  • A tale of three bishops

    "While the Archbishop is right to point out that LGBT activists in the Church should be aware that their words and actions can cause unintended harm to others around the world, he should take his own advice and realize that his words can likewise cause harm -- to the millions of LGBT Anglicans and wider LGBT community around the world."

  • Why anti-gay legal campaigns will fail: They collide with true religious freedom

    All money is green. Except, it seems, if you're gay or lesbian and live in a state considering a bill that would allow private business owners to refuse service if it offends their religious beliefs

  • An open letter to Christians: You're hurting gay people and that ain't right

    From Arizona and Kansas to Uganda and Nigeria, U.S. evangelicals are exporting a gospel of hate that incites discrimination, suffering, incarceration and violence against gays.

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