Is being gay a sin?

Are you saying being Gay is a sin? If this is so I would imagine a Gay person would find this prayer offensive. Being Gay is not a sin. Unlike your lesbianfriend I am finding it hard to respect your right to believe homosexuality is a sin – have you posted on this topic –…

The great *stigma* divide.

“You sent me the link to your blog, and I knew I was never going to open it,” one of my closest friends who falls on the other side of this issue told me. It was reported that a family member said something to the effect of: “I just began reading a few words of…

Boy Scouts of America, Love, and Leadership

What, oh what, will the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) decide about allowing gay leaders?  Will they “cave” so as not to be considered hateful and homophobic?  Will they finally “be on the right side of history” and change their policy?  Even some Christian blogs and commenters are urging the BSA to lift the ban…

Aren’t People Born Gay?- Part 2

Keith, to whom I must grant the “Best Follow-Up Questions Award,” made these comments after reading “Aren’t People Born Gay?” You say you have come to the conclusion that people are not “born gay”, but do you even have the option of coming to the conclusion that they are? I think not. To do so would…

The Bible says it. I believe it. That… settles it?

When I first became a Christian, I remember having serious questions about many social issues.  Sometimes my especially difficult inquiries were met, not with historical proofs or apologetic reasoning, but with the flustered response “The Bible says it.  I believe it.  That settles it.”  There was a time when that response would satisfy.  A time when many…

Chapter Next…

A few weeks ago, I caught the end of an NPR interview with Andrew Solomon about his book “Far From the Tree.”  Interviewer Robert Siegel asked Solomon about his own “post-nuclear family.” Solomon explains: When I met John, who is now my husband, he told me that he had had some friends, Tammy and Laura,…

The reality of “Sexual Orientation”

Sexuality touches a part of our humanity as deeply as any part of life can.  This subject is weighty, personal and not nearly as one-dimensional as TV sitcoms would have you believe. The media does a good job of presenting the portrait of a youth struggling to make sense of his identity and same-sex attractions,…