Gays and Lesbians


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"If you say someone is disordered, that means there is something wrong with that person at the root of their being. I can't believe God would make someone who is wrong from the very beginning."

Most Rev. Thomas Gumbleton,
auxiliary bishop of Detroit


DOCUMENTS
Vatican Response on Possibility of Ordaining Homosexuals to Priesthood Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments

People in Homosexual Relationships New Zealand Catholic Bishops' Conference

Always Our Children National Conference of Catholic Bishops

Dignity, Love, Life New Zealand Catholic Bishops' Conference

Letter to the Bishops of the Catholic Church on the Pastoral Care of Homosexual Persons Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith


ARTICLES, PAPERS

Some Popular Myths about Gays and Lesbians Brian Lewis

Being Gay at a Jesuit University S. Wade Taylor and Kevin J. Mahoney

'Coming Out' as a Catholic School Teacher Gerald D. Coleman

Homosexual and Holy Jim Cotter

Articles in National Catholic Reporter, September 2, 1994
  • Are God's Loving Words Meant for the Ears of Heterosexuals Only? Howard B. Warren, Jr.
  • I Wrestle with God in an Embrace that Calls Me to a New Identity Kevin J. Calegari
  • Prayer Life Provides a Focus as I Cope with Dropping T-cell Counts Scott Trepania
  • As a Reform Jew, I Use Text and Tradition as Guide, Not as Governor Marc S. Blumenthal
  • Attending to Choices about Personal Life and Community Living Mary E. Hunt
  • Different from Norm, We Reflect a God Who Delights in Surprises Marianne Duddy
  • Vatican Teaching Underpins Anti-Gay Efforts Robin Edwards
  • How Can I Be Centered on God While I Live in an Obsessed Society?

    Homosexuality & The Church: Scripture & Experience Luke Timothy Johnson

    Christian Sect's Gay Snub Andrew McGowan

    What Same-Sex-Marriage and Religious-Liberty Claims Have in Common Thomas C. Berg

    Gay Marriage Would Undermine a Sacred Institution Andrew Goddard

    Gays, Greed and Biblical Orthodoxy Jon Kuhrt

    Pastoral care and gays against the background of same-sex relationships in the Umwelt of the New Testament Yolanda Dreyer

    Homosexuality and the Counsel of the Cross: A Clarification Paul G. Crowley, SJ

    What Male-Female Complementarity Makes Possible: Marriage As a Two-In-One-Flesh Union Patrick Lee and Robert P. George

    Truly Human Sexual Acts: A Response to Patrick Lee and Robert George Todd A. Salzman and Michael G. Lawler

    Same-Sex Relationships and Issues of Moral Obligation Margaret A Farley

    Shaking the Foundations: LGBT Bishops and Blessings in the Fullness of Time Marilyn McCord Adams

    Orientation and Choice Thomas Breidenthal

    Biblical Perspectives on Homosexuality and Leadership William Loader

    Thomas Aquinas and (Our) Moral Debate Mark D Jordan

    Natural Law, Equality, and Same-Sex Marriage Perry Dane

    The Lost Sheep: Experiences of Religious Gay Men in Havana, Cuba Michael J. Maher

    Separated Brethren: Homosexuality & the Anglican Communion Barry Jay Seltser

    Good News for Gay Christians Oliver O'Donovan

    Romans 1:18-32 Amidst the Gay-Debate: Interpretative Options Jeremy Punt

    Rights, Homosexuals, and Communion: Reflections in Light of Nigeria Ephraim Radner

    An “Other” Christian Perspective on Lawrence v. Texas Victor C. Romero

    Marriage, Same-Sex Relationships, and the Catholic Church Most. Rev. Thomas J. Paprocki

    The Moral Reasoning of Family Law: The Case of Same-Sex Marriage Helen M. Alvare

    The Immorality of Statutory Restrictions on Adoption by Lesbians and Gay Men Carlos A. Ball

    Prejudice, Homophobia and the Christian Faith Community Y Dreyer

    Using the Bible in Post-Apartheid South Africa: Its Influence and Impact Amidst the Gay Debate Jeremy Punt

    Homophobia - Extended Version of the Fulcrum May Newsletter Andrew Goddard

    Constructing a Coherent Christian Sexual Ethic: Towards Discovering the Gift of Homosexuality John P. Edwards

    Toward a Holy Order: Homosexuality and the Priesthood Father Raymond J. de Souza

    Reflections on the Instruction on the Admittance of Homosexuals into Seminaries Mons. Tony Anatrella

    From Illusions Towards Truth: Thomas Merton's 'True Self' and Gay Spirituality Patrick W. Collins

    The Magisterium's Arguments against "Same-Sex Marriage": An Ethical Analysis and Critique Stephen J. Pope

    Homosexuality and the Counsel of the Cross Paul G. Crowley

    Episcopalians, Homosexuality, and World Mission Willis Jenkins

    Blessing Same-Sex Marriages Patricia Beattie Jung

    The Open Debate: Moral Theology and the Lives of Gay and Lesbian Persons James F. Keenan

    Rectifying the Tilt: Equality Lessons from Religion, Disability, Sexual Orientation, and Transgender Chai R. Feldblum

    Queering church, churching queers Robin Hawley Gorsline

    Gays, Lesbians, and the Catholic Church: an unfolding story

    Christianity is a Queer Thing: The Development of Queer Theology Elizabeth Stuart

    Homosexual Orientation and Anthropology: Reflections on the Category "Objective Disorder" Jack A. Bonsor

    An Open Letter to the Hierarchy of the Roman Catholic Church Regarding the Pastoral Care of Gay and Lesbian Persons

    Christian Anthropology and Homosexuality L'Osservatore Romano

    Gay Catholics Praise "Warm" Pastoral Letter from Bishops Heather Elizabeth Peterson

    Catholic Document Begins to Change the Lives of Homosexuals Heather Elizabeth Peterson

    Catholic Bishops Condemn "Rhetoric of Violence" Heather Elizabeth Peterson

    Pro-Gay and Ex-Gay: Is There Room for Dialogue? Heather Elizabeth Peterson

    Burials in Greek Macedonia: Possible Evidence for Same-Sex Committed Relationships in Early Christianity Valerie Abrahamsen

    Harvey's The Truth about Homosexuality: A Response to Dr. May Gerald D. Coleman and William E. May

    A Second Look at Homosexuality Harold M. Schulweis

    Sexual Orientation: The History and Significance of an Idea Roland D. Martinson

    A New Word on Homosexuality? Isaiah 56:1-8 as Case Study Frederick J. Gaiser

    Now Who's Coming to Dinner? Pastoral Care for Family and Friends of Gay and Lesbian People David K. Switzer

    A Scientific Understanding of Sexual Orientation with Implications for Pastoral Ministry B. R. Simon Rosser

    Can Wrongs Be Rights? Why a "Conservative" Might Support Legal Protections for Gay and Lesbian People Marie A. Failinger

    Denominational Teachings about Homosexuality Patricia Beattie Jung

    He's Not Disordered, He's My Brother: A Bishop Risks Some Straight Talk about Gays Tom Roberts

    Gumbleton Hears Gay Stories, Some Angry Dawn Gibeau

    Letter on Gays Draws Protest - Brooklyn Bishop Thomas V. Daily's Pastoral Letter Patricia Lefevere

    Will Idolaters, Sodomizers, or the Greedy Inherit the Kingdom of God? A Pastoral Exposition of 1 Cor 6:9-10 David L. Tiede

    Homosexuality and Christian Tradition Donald H. Juel

    Homosexuality and the Old Testament Frederick J. Gaiser

    Homosexuality: A Pastoral Perspective William E. Hulme

    Public and Private, Strong and Weak Timothy F. Lull

    Homosexuality and Chaste Celibacy Joseph A. Tetlow

    Homosexuality: The New Vatican Statement Bruce Williams

    The Vatican Statement on Homosexuality Gerald D. Coleman

    Homosexuality and Social Ethics Randolph A. Nelson

    Homosexuality as a Pastoral Problem John F. Harvey


    MISCELLANEOUS WEBSITES

    Affirmation: Gay & Lesbian Mormons

    AXIOS - Eastern and Orthodox Gay and Lesbian Christians

    Brethren/Mennonite Council for Lesbian and Gay Concerns

    Buddhist Resources

    Catholic Pastoral Committee on Sexual Minorities

    Catholic Items on Homosexuality

    Courage

    Dignity/USA Statement of Position and Purpose

    Friends for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Concerns

    Gay Buddhist Fellowship - San Francisco

    Gay Christian Online

    GayJews.Org

    GLBT Resource Page

    Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Issues: All Viewpoints Covered

    Interfaith Working Group

    Judeo-Christianity and Homosexuality

    Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender United Church of Christ

    Links relating to Homosexuality and Early Christianity

    More Light Presbyterians

    New Ways Ministry

    People with a History

    Quaker Electronic Archive's Page on Same Sex Unions/Issues

    Quaker Lesbian & Gay Fellowship

    Queer Jihad

    Rainbow Baptists

    Rainbow Sash Movement

    Seventh-day Adventist Kinship International

    Soundbites Against Homophobia

    Soulforce

    Suggestions for Action From People of Faith Against Bigotry

    Whosoever An online magazine for gay, lesbian and bisexual Christians

    World Congress of Gay and Lesbian Jewish Organizations




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