VIDEO: TV host Michael Coren asked me if I can be gay and Christian. Here’s what happened.

First, a little background. Michael Coren is a conservative Catholic TV host in Canada. He’s known for being deliberately provocative at times, and he doesn’t shy away from controversy. He’s been called “Canada’s Bill O’Reilly” at least once, though he doesn’t see himself that way; he says he’s less polarizing than that. But when he … Read more…

Did I mention the awesome conference happening next month?

Every year, the Gay Christian Network puts together a big conference of Christians who care about LGBT people. This year’s theme is “Live It Out,” and guess who’s going to be there! Author/blogger Rachel Held Evans will be keynoting. So will Rev. Dr. Christine Wiley, pastor at the first black Baptist congregation in DC to call an … Read more…

This is the truest thing I think I have ever seen about Christianese, especially in American evangelical circles. “Their language, it was new to me, but Christianese got through to me; now I can speak it fluently. I want to be a clone.” —Steve Taylor What are your favorite/least favorite examples of Christianese? Do you … Read more…

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…