Why do minority groups sometimes seem so loud and angry? Well, it’s all part of a cycle.
Members of minority groups are sometimes told they shouldn’t identify as part of the minority, because their “identity should be only in Christ.” But is that really a Christian concept?
I spend a lot of time in spaces with people who disagree with me. I’m gay and an evangelical Christian, so you can imagine how that goes. Some people don’t like the “gay” part; some people don’t like the “Christian” part; some people don’t mind the “Christian” part but object to the “evangelical” part; and some people are okay … Read more
Stop Comparing Your Lust to My Sexual Orientation – OnFaith This piece by Matthias Roberts is exactly right. I couldn’t have said it better myself.
Hey all, this is a big deal. For a long time—including in my book—I’ve pointed to Dr. Tony Campolo as an evangelical leader who knows how to love people even when he disagrees. For years, he’s preached that Christians need to do a better job of treating LGBT people with love, but he’s also continued … Read more
A Christian university invited me to publicly explain, in ten minutes, why I disagree with their policy on LGBT students and same-sex relationships. Here’s the video of that speech and the Q&A that followed. (I’ve also included a transcript of my speech itself.)
One of my favorite moments from Seinfeld is in an episode where Elaine discovers that her boyfriend David Puddy is listening to Christian music in the car. She’s intrigued by this, so she begins a conversation with him: ELAINE: Do you believe in God? DAVID: Yes. ELAINE: Oh! So you’re pretty religious. DAVID: That’s right. … Read more
The website Reddit has a popular section called “Explain Like I’m Five,” or ELI5. The idea is that people ask questions about things they want to understand better, and experts or other people who do understand the topic offer answers—not literally aimed at five-year-olds, but in simple, easy-to-understand language to help anyone grasp the concept. It’s … Read more
Last week, I was in a room full of villains. At least that’s what some would say. I was attending a Southern Baptist conference on “homosexuality.” (Longtime readers know I’m not a fan of that word, but we’ll ignore that for now.) The conference was filled with church leaders who oppose same-sex marriage and, in … Read more
People often ask me why so many LGBT people feel the need to “come out.” In honor of National Coming Out Day, here are two previous posts of mine to explain why I think coming out is important. Why do you have to tell people you’re gay? Too Much Information?