Queen James Bible?

by (@bjgingerich) December 13, 2012

What follows is the official announcement for the recently published Queen James Bible. Please enjoy…or not. Homosexuality in The Bible Homosexuality was first mentioned in the Bible in 1946 in the Revised Standard Version. There is no mention of or reference to homosexuality in any Bible prior to this – only interpretations have been made. Anti-LGBT Bible […]

Pro-Gay Presbyterians Discuss “Marriage Equality”

by (@TheIRD) July 4, 2012

by Christian M. Stempert “This is a sanctuary. This is a safe space.” For a couple of hours, the More Light Presbyterians were able to retreat into one of the Westin Hotel’s ballrooms, away from the hard work and “hostile environment” of the PCUSA General Assembly. If you walk around the convention center, it seems […]

A Heresy of Love

by (@TheIRD) June 1, 2012

by Shane Ayers Orthodoxy is rigid, unyielding, and cold.  It stands in stark contrast to warmth and welcome of tolerant, progressive, liberal Christianity.  This is especially true in regards to homosexuality and same-sex marriage:  whereas traditional Church teaching shuns those who fall outside prescribed moral teaching, liberal Christianity bravely embraces those oppressed individuals who self-define […]

Objectified Men and Same-sex Marriage

by (@bjgingerich) May 31, 2012

I would be remiss if I failed to share Marc Barnes’ most excellent blog, Bad Catholic. Although I’m not in the Roman fold myself, I benefit greatly from Mr. Barnes’  interspersed memes, loving audacity, side-busting humor, and terrifyingly true theological-philosophical insights. I mean, seriously man, how do you write that well that often? It’s like […]

Backbiting Bishops

by (@bjgingerich) May 10, 2012

^The above picture has little to nothing to do with this post, but it looked funny. As the UMC General Conference wound down to a close, the Love Your Neighbor Coalition met for a final news conference in the Tabernacle. Despite their numerous disruptions during the previous days, LYN and its supporters could boast no […]

Sexual Alphabet Soup

by (@bjgingerich) May 10, 2012

I just got back from a conference on the emergent church and youth ministry. One workshop was devoted to “welcoming the rainbow children” (kids from same-sex/other heterodox couples). We here at IRD pride ourselves on knowing the latest fad in gender abbreviations since they change so often. Yesterday, I heard the latest and newest: GLBPTICQA. That’s right, […]

When AWAB Comes to Town

by (@bjgingerich) July 8, 2011

AWAB leader Robin Lunn addresses the Southern Baptist Convention. (Photo credit: Association of Affirming Baptists) The Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America “peace camp” wrapped up with two days’ worth of supporting the homosexual agenda of the Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists (AWAB). The two organizations work hand-in-hand together, introducing Baptist congregations to the […]

Lesbian Testimony Ignites Debate Among Mississippi United Methodists

by (@markdtooley) June 26, 2009

Mississippi United Methodist Bishop Hope Morgan Ward has ignited controversy after hosting a testimony by a lesbian couple at the Mississippi Annual Conference on June 12.  The conference includes 180,000 members and over 1,100 churches. “The witness was not a challenge to the law of the church in any way,” Ward told the Jackson Clarion […]

Retired United Methodist Bishops Ordain Lesbian Minister for Dissident Group

by (@TheIRD) October 22, 2008

Retired United Methodist Bishops Susan Morrison and Jesse Dewitt presided over the “ordination” of a lesbian United Methodist as a minister within the “Church Within a Church (CWAC)” movement.  They also ordained a heterosexual woman who said she had been denied a United Methodist ordination because of her liberal views on homosexuality. Methodist Bishops participating […]