Tag Archives: LGBTIQ and Church

Online Sexuality & Spirituality Conference (Metropolitan Community of Churches)

This virtual symposium (October 15-17, 2015), sponsored by the Metropolitan Community of Churches’ Office of Formation and Leadership Development and Theologies Team, will engage participants in a number of presentations, panel discussions, and other opportunities for dialogue around the important topic of Sexuality and Spirituality. Read more.    

Born Gay Or Born Free? Change is possible and PLUC is here to help

By Asian Beacon. “A father is a crucial role model for his children,” Pastor Tryphena Law of Malaysia explains. “Many gays come from families where mothers are powerful figures due to absentee, delinquent or weak fathers.” 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 Read More +

Pope Francis suggests Gay Marriage Threatens Traditional Families

By Michele Richinick In a reference critical to gay marriage, Pope Francis on Friday warned against an ideological colonization of the family, during his five-day visit to the Philippines, Asia’s most Catholic country. At a rally for families in the country’s capital of Manila, the popular pontiff spoke of an “ideological colonization that we have to be careful about that is trying to destroy the family,” the pope said through a translator. Many people understood his remarks as a reference to same-sex marriage. “The family is threatened Read More +

Questioning, Discovering, Witnessing: Towards a Deeper Meaning of Christmas?

Once again, the entire world celebrates the birth of Jesus, the Christ. The fact that Christ was not actually born on December 25, as the date merely serves as a commemoration of his birth, has become common knowledge for many Christians. What is important is not the exact date of Christ’s birth, but that he was born into the world—a prophet, a guru, a revolutionary, a visionary, perhaps even a life coach; but undoubtedly the face of God to those who hear and respond to Read More +

Mormons Support LGBTQ Non-Discrimination Measures…Come On, Evangelicals!

By Brandan Robertson. On Friday night, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints posted a revised statement on LGBTQ Discrimination to the Churches official website: “Church leaders recognize the existence and difficulty of same gender attraction and acknowledge the difference between having same-sex attraction and acting on it. They censure only the latter, and leaders strongly advocate for understanding, inclusion, and kindness toward people of all gender orientations. The Church website mormonsandgays.org details sincere outreach by the Church within the gay community, including support in Read More +

Erotic Renewals: Rethinking Sex as LGBTQ Christians

By Joseph N. Goh at AACRE. My reflection draws on a workshop entitled “Erotic Renewals: Rethinking Sex as LGBTQ Christians” that I designed and delivered at the recent Amplify 2014 Conference. This All-Asia Open and Affirming Church + Life Conference that gathers diverse lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, intersex and queer persons, as well as straight-identifying allies, was hosted by Free Community Church, Singapore between September 12 and 14, 2014. Approximately 200 clergy and non-clergy delegates from Australia, China (both mainland and Hong Kong), Indonesia, Japan, Read More +

Amplify 2014: All-Asia Open and Affirming Church + Life Conference in Singapore

Between September 12 and 14, 2014, approximately 200 people participated in the Amplify Conference (Amplify). The theme of the Conference was ‘Renewal’. This is the sixth All-Asia-Pacific Open and Affirming Church + Life Conference that gathers diverse lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, intersex and queer persons, as well as straight-identifying allies (LGBTIQS) to share personal stories and learn more about intersecting issues of gender, sexuality and the Christian faith. Amplify began in Singapore in 2009 as a retreat for LGBTIQS persons who served in the music Read More +

Queer Asian Spirit E-Magazine (QAS E-Zine) Vol. 4, 2014

The Rev. Dr. Patrick S. Cheng and I are very grateful for the opportunity to bring you another issue of the QAS E-Zine with the theme of Queer Diversity! This E-Zine foregrounds the often unheard spiritual perspectives and lived experiences of LGBTIPAQ persons of Asian descent from all over the world. This issue of the QAS E-Zine is packed with various contributions on sexuality rights, gender and sexual diversity, and queer spiritual spaces. Read more.         You may also be interested in: Read More +

Exposed: West Auckland Anti Gay Pastor Logan Robertson

By Levi Joule at express. A West Auckland pastor has told an author “I pray that you will commit suicide, you filthy child molesting fag.” The story has been doing the rounds on popular social media site  Reddit and express was alerted to the email by a number of readers. Jim Marjoram was emailing churches seeking support for his new book the ‘Silent Gays project’ which according to his website “is primarily a collection of resources (articles and links) outlining the issues faced by LGBT people Read More +

Arizona Pastor predicts ‘AIDS-free Christmas’ if all Gays are Killed, as God Commands

By David Ferguson. A Baptist pastor in Tempe, Arizona called for the mass extermination of LGBT people on Sunday in a sermon entitled “AIDS: The Judgement of God.” In the sermon, which was uploaded to YouTube on Monday from Faithful Word Baptist Church, Pastor Steven Anderson said that God has ordered in the scriptures that gays should be killed, and that if humanity wants to have an “AIDS-free world by Christmas,” he said, that’s what should be done. “Turn to Leviticus 20:13,” he says in Read More +