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It’s Not Gay: Examining Liberation from Lifestyle Bondage

October 19, 2014

Feelings of “being used,” suicidal thoughts, substance abuse, and other disorders mark the lives of many suffering with gender confusion. The solution is a life grounded in Christ’s love.


Choppy Waters Ahead: A Discussion with a UMC Bishop

July 16, 2014

Increasing pressure to address the issues of same-sex marriage and the ordination of LGBT persons have set a rather precarious stage…


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.

Queen James Bible?

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…

Pro-Gay Presbyterians Discuss “Marriage Equality”

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…

A Heresy of Love

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: …

Objectified Men and Same-sex Marriage

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,…

Backbiting Bishops

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…

Sexual Alphabet Soup

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…

When AWAB Comes to Town

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…

Lesbian Testimony Ignites Debate Among Mississippi United Methodists

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…

Retired United Methodist Bishops Ordain Lesbian Minister for Dissident Group

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…