Category Archives: Homosexuality

Thinking about Suicide in America

This anonymous piece is winding its way around the net, and it’s worth reading. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Last night I thought about suicide. I thought about what it … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, Gay Christians, Homophobia, Homosexuality, Religion, Suicide | 22 Comments

What is Homophobia — Really?

A blogger in the U.K recently published a post titled, Is There a Cure for Homophobia?  I’ve given a lot of thought to heated anti-gay rhetoric, to what many call “homophobia.” My wife and I have wondered aloud, and often, “Where does all that heat come … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, Dobson Rhetoric, Homophobia, Homosexuality, Marriage, Point Loma Nazarene University, Propaganda, Religion, Rushdoony | 11 Comments

BJU Survivors: Creating New Families, Showing New Solidarity

Mari Elise Duvall, a survivor of Bob Jones University and a member of BJUnity, is a friend on Facebook. She posted a brief, heartfelt message recently about her reaction to the FB page, “Wipe Out Homophobia.”  I asked her if she would write … Continue reading

Posted in Christian Colleges, Christianity, Family, Gay Christians, Homosexuality, Lesbians, Religion, Testimony | 8 Comments

Growing Up Gay in the Church

A little girl is born to Christian parents. She is raised in a Nazarene church, goes to Sunday school, attends VBS in July, and youth group on Friday nights. She prays to receive Christ in her heart when she’s 5 years old, … Continue reading

Posted in Christian Colleges, Church of the Nazarene, Gay Christians, Homosexuality, Point Loma Nazarene University, Religion, Simpson University, Theology | 7 Comments

Ex-Southern Baptist Pastor Ted Hayes–80 Years Old and Still Speaking His Mind

I received this from Dr. Ted Hayes, a retired Southern Baptist pastor living in Kingston, New York, a few days ago ( 2012/08/06).  Thanks for sharing this, Pastor Hayes. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Christianity, Gay Christians, Homosexuality, Homosexuality and the Bible, Life and Testimony, Pastoral Ministry, Southern Baptist, Testimony | 16 Comments

How Many Gay and Lesbian Christians are there in the U.S.?

How many gay and lesbian are there in the United States?  The 2010 census counted 308 million people living in the U.S.  At the very least, 75% of the U.S. population identifies as Christian (it’s probably closer to 80%), which comes to roughly 231 … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, Gay Christians, Homosexuality, Religion, UMC | Tagged , , | 15 Comments

About Christians, Bigotry, and Homosexual Marriage: Dear Sheree

I received a comment from a reader named Sheree on Sunday.  She discusses some important topics, and I want to give her as full a reply as possible. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Christianity, Homosexuality, Propaganda, Religion | 76 Comments

Dear Professor Smith

Some time back I was attacked on another website.  As many of you know, I’m quite used to that, but this time it felt different.  After pondering the “criticism,” and doing a little research, I’m ready to respond.  For privacy concerns, I’m using the name “Prof. Debra Smith” to … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, Faith, Family, Gay Christians, Homosexuality, Religion | 14 Comments

Why some Christians have Homosexuals as Scapegoats

A reader named Bubleeshaark left a reply on my post on Leviticus and Homosexuality (click here and scroll to the end of the comments).  Regarding his attempt to argue for the legitimacy of using Leviticus to define homosexuality as a moral sin, this is my … Continue reading

Posted in Homosexuality, Homosexuality and the Bible, Romans | Tagged , , , | 25 Comments

Dominionism, Masturbation, and Sanctification

Dialogue with Charlotte Howard:  Hi, Charlotte. Charlotte:  Hey, Howard. How’re you doing? Howard:  Oh, fine. I was hoping we could talk some more about this homosexual issue. I know you think you have all the answers, but I still don’t get … Continue reading

Posted in Dialogue with Charlotte, Homosexuality | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments