Revisiting Evangelicals' Favorite Same-Sex Marriage Laws
Indiana draws criticism while Utah draws praise in latest attempts to balance religious and gay rights.
In contrast, last week—in an unprecedented compromise—Utah passed two bills: one banning discrimination against lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgender people; and on
Four Questions I Have About Transgender Identity
Struggling to love my neighbors in grace and truth.
SexualityJuly 15, 2014. Four Questions I Have About Transgender IdentityStruggling to love my neighbors in grace and truth.Amy Julia Becker. wikicommons.
Transgender Students Battle Christian Universities
(UPDATED) George Fox University and California Baptist University receive religious exemptions to newly clarified gender equity requirements.
Transgender Students Battle Christian Universities. (UPDATED) George Fox University and California Baptist University receive religious exemptions
Top Posts of 2014
Looking back on a year in news and culture from Let it Go to Ferguson to Prenatal Testing
We don't want to be hostile but exemplary, not angry but affirming.". Four Questions I Have About Transgender Identity. Struggling to love my neighbors in grace and truth.
A Different Look at ‘Transparent’
Other people see a pioneering portrayal of the trans experience. I see the rawness of family love.
As she told of discovering her father was transgender, I expected drama, for my heart to break during the show. But I knew I had to watch. Jeffrey Tambor in 'Transparent'.
Transgender Theology Professor Leaves Christian College
(UPDATED) Former theology chair and one of CCCU's largest schools agree to part ways.
Transgender Theology Professor Leaves Christian College. Transgender issues remain a sensitive and often misunderstood topic within religious circles and larger society.
Why 'RFRA' Is America's Latest Four-Letter Word
A once-popular religious freedom law is now seen as license to discriminate.
“I support gay marriage,” he wrote. “I support anti-discrimination laws protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) citizens. But I also support religious liberty.
What Christianophobia Looks Like in America
New Study: Champions of religious freedom tell Christians, 'Keep your faith to yourselves.'
Last year's controversy over the subpoenas issued to Houston pastors opposing a transgender rights ordinance fed Christians concerns of religious freedom and targeting biblical views
The Unremarkable Call to Love Our Gay Neighbors
Glenn Stanton shows how friendship and biblical fidelity belong together.
known for debating LGBT advocates across the country—who authored a book calling Christians to love, befriend, and respect lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons.
San Antonio Bans LGBT Bias 'by Word or Deed'
(UPDATED) America's seventh-largest city follows 180 others in expanding non-discrimination laws. But focus on spoken statements is a first...
the seventh-largest city in America—became the first to prohibit the election of city council members who have demonstrated a past bias against gay and transgender people by their
Chaz Bono Brings Transgender Issues to TV
His appearance on 'Dancing with the Stars' brings gender issues to the national spotlight, eliciting consternation and praise. How will Christians respond?
Chaz Bono Brings Transgender Issues to TV. In 2008, Christianity Today contributing editor John W. Kennedy wrote about the evangelical response to the rise of transgender issues.
Houston Mayor Drops Pastor Subpoenas
National debate over religious freedom prompts withdrawal.
The ordinance (PDF), among other things, grants transgender people access to the restroom of their choice in public buildings and businesses, excluding churches.
Morning Roundup 10/13/14
Stop Fixing Problems; New Women's Program; Lecrae in the Mainstream
Sam Rainer shares a helpful look at how to help others in a realistic way. I once made the mistake of giving my cell number to a suicidal transgender alcoholic.
Let Kids Be Kids Instead of Sexualized Little Adults
What both conservative and liberals miss about children’s gender identity.
One note: while I argue in this post that little children should not be oversexualized and essentially cannot be labeled "transgender," the same cannot be said for adolescents and adults.