A fun video I made about my travels to the Netherlands for the first time to promote the Dutch release of my book Torn.
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
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
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
CNN asked me for my feelings as a gay Christian about the death of Fred Phelps, the notoriously anti-gay preacher famous for the phrase “God hates fags.” Here’s what I said. The words and actions of Fred Phelps have hurt countless people. As a Christian, I’m angry about that, and I’m angry about how he … Read more
My conservative Christian friends often say they are misunderstood: “I don’t hate gay people! I love them!” Okay, then. Show me that with your actions. Here’s how.
Part 6 in my series of questions Christians ask about gay people. I talk to a lot of Christians about LGBT issues, and I always encourage them to ask the questions they’ve been afraid to ask. One of the most common is this one: “Why do gay people make their sexuality the core of their … Read more