Tag Archives: LGBTIQ and Church

Reclaiming Vision and Voice: A Queer-Feminist-Liberation Reading of Mark 10: 46-52 in relation to Non-Heteronormative Malaysians

Goh, Joseph N. “Reclaiming Vision and Voice: A Queer-Feminist-Liberation Reading of Mark 10: 46-52 in relation to Non-Heteronormative Malaysians.” in God’s image 33, no. 1 (June 2014): 40-51.   This essay deploys a queer-feminist-liberation reading of Mark 10:46-52 to articulate the issues and struggles of non-heteronormative Malaysians, and the ways in which they reclaim their visions and voices as sexual subjects in a disenabling ethos.            

Tony Campolo calls for Full Acceptance of Gay Christian Couples in the Church

By Ruth Gledhill. One of the most influential evangelical Christians in the US has called for full inclusion of gay couples into the life of the Church. Baptist minister Tony Campolo warns that the Church is in danger of repeating the same kinds of mistakes it made when it supported slavery and opposed the ministry of women. Read More.                 This excerpt posted here claims no credit for any information or image posted herein: it merely hosts such Read More +

A Theology of Love: What Hopes May Come

A somewhat unexpected yet serendipitous bit of news caught my eye as I was scrolling down the newsfeed on Facebook today. It really took me by surprise. In fact, it took my breath away. I can’t remember whose timeline I saw it on first, but here it was – a posting from the website of the National Catholic Register entitled “Confidential Meeting Seeks to Sway Synod to Accept Same-Sex Unions.”[1] Apparently, a group of Roman Catholic clergypersons, and theological experts, as well as prominent media Read More +

Confidential Meeting Seeks to Sway Synod to Accept Same-Sex Unions

By Edward Pentin ROME — A one-day study meeting — open only to a select group of individuals — took place at the Pontifical Gregorian University on Monday with the aim of urging “pastoral innovations” at the upcoming Synod of Bishops on the Family in October. Around 50 participants, including bishops, theologians and media representatives, took part in the gathering, at the invitation of the presidents of the bishops’ conferences of Germany, Switzerland and France — Cardinal Reinhard Marx, Bishop Markus Büchel and Archbishop Georges Read More +

Church in Cebu Planning to Ban Gays from Attending its Mass

By Ray J. A church in Cebu, Philippines has announced their intentions to ban gays from attending future masses including the traditional Sunday mass. Read More. This excerpt posted here claims no credit for any information or image posted herein: it merely hosts such information or images. The original authors, owners and/or sources hold the copyright to any information and image on this post. If there is any information or image on this post that belongs to you which you do not wish to have Read More +

London Cardinal Celebrates Mass with LGBT Catholics

By New Ways Ministry. Affirming that in God’s mercy and love, all are acceptable and accepted, the Cardinal warned against those who would set God’s mercy and Commandments against each other. It is this understanding of mercy which is informing so much of Pope Francis’ ministry, and also the Synods’ processes. The Commandments  are not simply regulations imposed from on high, but indications of how God’s mercy can be received and embraced as we journey in the transformation to which we are called. The Cardinal Read More +

Gay Couples shouldn’t be Invited to Family Gatherings if Children are Present

By David Hudson If homosexual relationships are intrinsically disordered, which indeed they are … then what would it mean to grandchildren to have present at a family gathering a family member who is living [in] a disordered relationship with another person? Read More. This excerpt posted here claims no credit for any information or image posted herein: it merely hosts such information or images. The original authors, owners and/or sources hold the copyright to any information and image on this post. If there is any Read More +

Prominent Catholics call on Pope to oust San Francisco Archbishop

By Matier & Ross In an unprecedented move, more than 100 prominent Roman Catholic donors and church members signed a full-page ad running Thursday in The Chronicle that calls on Pope Francis to replace San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone for fostering “an atmosphere of division and intolerance.” Read More. This excerpt posted here claims no credit for any information or image posted herein: it merely hosts such information or images. The original authors, owners and/or sources hold the copyright to any information and image on Read More +

Jesus was not a queer ally: why I can’t take LGBT-affirming Christianity seriously (and why queer spaces must remain secular)

By Alex Gabriel in Godlessness in Theory. If Jesus, human or divine, was a queer ally – if as is claimed, his gospel involved respecting and defending us and if he’d take our side today – why hasn’t this been clear to most Christians for most of history? Why is it a minority’s contentious view today, and why did queer-affirming Christianity only become an organised force in the global church in the last hundred years, if that? Why were Christ’s teachings misunderstood for the first Read More +

Reflections on the Play ‘The Third Way: Same Sex Attraction and the Catholic Church’ at Holy Family Church, Kajang

  Introduction During the Roman Catholic season of Lent,[1] the Parish Youth Council of Holy Family Church at the township of Kajang in the Malaysian state of Selangor organised a series of activities. One such activity was a Play entitled ‘The Third Way: Same Sex Attraction and the Catholic Church’, which was held on Sunday, March 22, 2015. There was no charge for the Play and it was open to all. Although scheduled to begin at 6.00 pm, the Play started at 6.30 pm with Read More +