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Religiously Omnigender Bathroom Justice

October 5, 2014

Recently Harvard Divinity School posted signage outside one of its bathrooms advertising it as transgender/omnigender friendly. The sign inclusively included icons for male, female, and a combo of the two, plus handicapped. Harvard Divinity…

The Rev. Dr. Cameron Partridge, Episcopal Chaplain at Boston University, became the first person who identified as transgender to guest preach at the Washington National Cathedral on Sunday, June 22. (photo: Washington National Cathedral)

National Cathedral “Comes Out” With Transgender Preacher

June 25, 2014

The Episcopal Church’s embrace of transgenderism is part of God’s “project of revelation” according to the first transgender person to preach at the Washington National Cathedral.

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Is Biological Determinism on its Way Out?

June 12, 2014

Without the bedrock of biological determinism, the LGBTQ movement loses its legal luster. The assembling power of “discrimination” becomes, instead, the rather ignorable whimper of disagreement.

Amsterdam's gay nativity - featuring a drag queen as Mary - incorporated gender-swapping themes some activists would like to drape over the Christmas pageant (photo: reguliers.net)

A Transgender Nativity

January 3, 2014

If Claremont United Methodist Church’s Trayvon Martin-themed nativity — in which the teenager hunching over a pool of his own blood stands in for the baby Jesus — hasn’t fully satiated your appetite for politicized Christmas displays, there is more on offer this season.

Carolyn Woodall, the first transgender deacon in the Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin, led the Gospel procession during the Integrity Eucharist at Episcopal General Convention in Indianapolis in 2012. Woodall's mission has been moved into a formerly Anglican church building.

Episcopal Property Wars: Musical Chairs in San Joaquin

October 1, 2013

A California church swap serves as a microcosm of messy Anglican realignment with both the stark theological differences and litigation that usually accompany it.

Shirt on sale at Reconciling Ministries Network's (RMN) Churchquake convocation. (Photo credit: Alexander Griswold)

RMN’s Churchquake Part 2: What I Did See

September 16, 2013

In my previous post, I highlighted some of the things I didn’t see at Reconciling Ministries Network’s (RMN) convocation Churchquake. In this post, I will highlight some of what I did witness Were I to summarize everything…

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RMN’s Churchquake Part 1: What I Didn’t See

September 4, 2013

This past Labor Day weekend, Reconciling Ministries Network (RMN), a group advocating for a greater acceptance of homosexuality within the United Methodist Church, held its national convocation called Churchquake: Embracing Freedom. I had the pleasure of attending the convocation, held at the nearby 4-H Youth Conference Center in nearby Chevy Chase, Maryland. Over four days, I heard and saw many things that spoke to the radicalism of the UMC’s reconciling movement. But before going into what I did see, I believe it’d be more instructive to note what I didn’t see.

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Lutherans Gone Wild: God, Gays, and Gender in the ELCA, Part I

August 23, 2013

A vain desire to eliminate all distinctions among genders and their various homosexual and heterosexual acts featured prominently at pro-homosexual events during the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s (ELCA) 2013 Churchwide Assembly. The revisionist worship at which ELCA’s first openly homosexual bishop, Guy Erwin, gave the sermon, previously examined by me at Juicy Ecumenism, was merely the climax in a series of events hosted at the assembly by the Lutheran pro-homosexual group ReconcilingWorks. While the group’s website hailed that the assembly events including Erwin’s presence would “make history,” objective observation of ReconcilingWorks’ presence at the assembly in Pittsburgh’s David L. Lawrence Convention Center reveals a deeply disturbing agenda.

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Wild Goose Goes Gay – and a Whole Lot More

August 13, 2013

An annual gathering of emergent, progressive and liberal mainline Christians embraced lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) causes as it met outside of Asheville, NC this week.

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Transgender a new challenge for evangelicals

August 2, 2013

The popular press has lately given a great deal of attention to the increasing acceptance of same sex marriage in certain parts of the country. It has also followed referenda and litigation concerning whether marriage can be understood as something between two people—with no reference to the sex of the parties—rather than exclusively between a man and a woman. The meta-narrative woven by advocates of same sex marriage is that “love is love,” regardless.

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Wild Goose Festival Migrates through Turbulent Issues of Transgenderism, Intersex

July 12, 2013

An annual progressive Christian festival that draws oldline Protestants and disaffected former evangelicals will feature workshops on transgenderism and “Intersex” next month. Inspired by Britain’s annual Greenbelt festival, the Wild Goose Festival brings performers,…


Transgender: Coming to a Denomination Near You

January 24, 2013

Despite significant nods to homosexual groups and individuals at the recent Presidential Inauguration, I couldn’t help but notice some dissatisfied tweeting from activists lamenting that the “B and T” of “LGBT” went unacknowledged. IRD…