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Homosexuality

One study says the term most associated with Christian is “anti-gay.” But the culture war often obscures how, within actual Christian communities, discussion on homosexuality is often personal, nuanced, and difficult. What does it mean to be “gay”? How should we interact with friends, family members, and neighbors who experience same-sex attraction, or who are in same-sex relationships? Does the church have more to say to homosexuals than “don’t act on your attractions”?

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  • Conservatives Gaining Force in Brazil Congress - ABC News
    The evangelical caucus votes in lockstep on hot-button social issues and is willing to block projects put forth by the presidency because its members know they represent a growing segment of the electorate...In Rousseff's first term, the evangelical caucus blocked her effort to promote gay-tolerance teaching in schools and managed to have their most outspoken anti-gay legislator, Deputy Marco Feliciano, named head of the body's human rights commission — a move that provoked condemnation from Amnesty International and other activist groups.
  • The Brazilian church that welcomes gay believers into the fold | World news | The Guardian
    There are 14 Metropolitan community churches across Brazil, each with about 70 members. The church was started in Los Angeles in 1968 by the Reverend Troy Perry, specifically for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Christians.

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