Christianity & LGBTQ Issues
Of all the issues I write and speak about, I am most widely known for my decades of work at the intersection of Christian faith and LGBTQ issues.
Scroll down for my blog posts on these two topics. In addition:
- My book Torn is the best introductory resource I know of for Christians who are new to the LGBTQ conversation and want to understand better.
- You can bring me to speak to your church or group—not only on LGBTQ issues, but also on topics like forgiveness, rebuilding lost faith, and handling division and disagreement.
- I have an ongoing LGBTQ & Christian video series on YouTube to answer many common questions.
- For more on the Scripture arguments, my Bible and Homosexuality page offers a deeper dive.
…and why it matters so much.
I first became known for my LGBTQ work in Christian spaces, but today I also do a lot of writing and public speaking that has to do with other subjects entirely—like handling political disagreements and building bridges in a polarized culture. So why are so many of my blog posts and videos on this one…
Unfortunately, this is a comparison I’ve heard many times in certain circles. If you’ve heard it (or used it yourself), you may find this video useful.
Netflix has a new documentary out today called “Pray Away” about the ex-gay movement. Here are a few of my thoughts for those of you considering watching it…
I ended my previous video on bisexuality with this question. Here’s what I have to say about the answer.
In my years of speaking on LGBTQ issues, I’ve heard a lot of myths about bisexuality. Here are a few worth debunking.
As a gay Christian, I often hear people claim that any gay person could become straight if they wanted to be. But it’s just not true. Here’s how I respond when I hear people say this.
Here’s another “responding to my critics” video—this one responding to the old “Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve” bit.
I often hear people say, “You shouldn’t call yourself ‘gay’ if you’re a Christian; your identity should be in Christ.” At first, that sounds reasonable…but it’s not at all. Here’s why.
I often hear from LGBTQ-affirming Christians who are thrilled to discover a solid affirming Bible argument—then frustrated when they can’t get others to listen to it. The reality is, sending Bible arguments to people rarely changes their minds…unless you do one very important thing first.