Questions from Christians #5: “Isn’t calling yourself a gay Christian like calling yourself an adulterous Christian?”

Part 5 in my series of questions Christians ask about gay people. An open letter to Christians everywhere about the “adulterous Christian” analogy. Dear Christians of the world: Please, please, please don’t use this analogy. I know what you mean, but this one really ticks gay people off, and it gets you nowhere. Here’s why. … Read more…

Questions from Christians #4: “Why do you have to tell people you’re gay? Can’t you keep it in the bedroom?”

Part 4 in my series of questions Christians ask about gay people. Today’s question is suuuuuuper common, and gay people hear it in a lot of different ways: “Why do you have to let people know you’re gay?” “Isn’t your sexuality a private matter?” “Can’t you keep it in the bedroom? I don’t tell people … Read more…

If Christians have a bad reputation, maybe it’s because we need more empathy.

Last week, CNN.com ran an article asking if Christians are a “hated minority.” In the piece, some evangelical Christians suggest that they are being demonized for expressing their religious view that homosexuality is a sin, and that this is proof that Christian views are no longer tolerated in American society. I had several initial responses to … Read more…

Four ways Christians are getting the gay debate wrong.

Yesterday, basketball center Jason Collins became the first professional American athlete to come out as gay while still active in a team sport. As soon as the news broke, the religious debates started. Christians expressed their disapproval; Christians came to his defense; people accused one another of being bigots or sinners. It happens every time, … Read more…