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


Vatican Response on Possibility of Ordaining Homosexuals to Priesthood Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments
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 in National Catholic Reporter
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?
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

Articles in Theological Studies, a quarterly journal of theology published by the Jesuits of the United States and Canada
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
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
The Open Debate: Moral Theology and the Lives of Gay and Lesbian Persons James F. Keenan
Homosexual Orientation and Anthropology: Reflections on the Category "Objective Disorder" Jack A. Bonsor
Harvey's The Truth about Homosexuality: A Response to Dr. May Gerald D. Coleman and William E. May
Homosexuality: The New Vatican Statement Bruce Williams
The Vatican Statement on Homosexuality Gerald D. Coleman
Homosexuality as a Pastoral Problem John F. Harvey

Articles in The Way, an international journal of contemporary Christian spirituality, published by the British Jesuits
Homosexual and Holy Jim Cotter
From Illusions Towards Truth: Thomas Merton's 'True Self' and Gay Spirituality Patrick W. Collins
Christianity is a Queer Thing: The Development of Queer Theology Elizabeth Stuart
Homosexuality and Chaste Celibacy Joseph A. Tetlow

Articles in Word & World, a quarterly journal of theology, published by the faculty of Luther Seminary
Public and Private, Strong and Weak Timothy F. Lull
Blessing Same-Sex Marriages Patricia Beattie Jung
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
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
Homosexuality and Social Ethics Randolph A. Nelson

Articles in Fulcrum, which aims to represent the centre ground of evangelical Anglicanism
Gays, Greed and Biblical Orthodoxy Jon Kuhrt
Good News for Gay Christians Oliver O'Donovan
Rights, Homosexuals, and Communion: Reflections in Light of Nigeria Ephraim Radner
Homophobia - Extended Version of the Fulcrum May Newsletter Andrew Goddard

Articles in HTS Theological Studies
Pastoral care and gays against the background of same-sex relationships in the Umwelt of the New Testament Yolanda Dreyer
Romans 1:18-32 Amidst the Gay-Debate: Interpretative Options Jeremy Punt
Using the Bible in Post-Apartheid South Africa: Its Influence and Impact Amidst the Gay Debate Jeremy Punt

Articles in Commonweal
Homosexuality & The Church: Scripture & Experience Luke Timothy Johnson
Separated Brethren: Homosexuality & the Anglican Communion Barry Jay Seltser

Articles in Anglican Theological Review
Same-Sex Relationships and Issues of Moral Obligation Margaret A Farley
Orientation and Choice Thomas Breidenthal
Thomas Aquinas and (Our) Moral Debate Mark D Jordan

Articles in SSRN, composed of a number of specialized research networks
What Same-Sex-Marriage and Religious-Liberty Claims Have in Common Thomas C. Berg
Natural Law, Equality, and Same-Sex Marriage Perry Dane

Articles in Catholic Culture
Christian Anthropology and Homosexuality Cardinal Dionigi Teltamanzi
Reflections on the Instruction on the Admittance of Homosexuals into Seminaries Mons. Tony Anatrella

Articles from the Berkeley Forum at Georgetown University
Global United Methodism and Sexuality Mark Tooley
LGBTQ Rights and the Bible in South Africa Jeremy Punt
Buddha's Big Shrug: The Non-Conflictual History of Same-Sex Marriage in the Buddhist Churches of America Jeff Wilson
For Answers, Turn to Your Resident Experts: LGBTQ People of Faith Zack Abu-Akeel
The Nature of Christian Love: Sacrifice and Service Jake Meador

Articles in Cross Currents
Embodiment, Gender, And Re-Ligion Stephanie Y. Mitchem
Not Here: Catholic Hospital Systems and the Restriction Against Transgender Healthcare Eric Plemons
Praying For Pieces: A Practice in Building the Trans Body K. J. Cerankowski
Proclaiming The Truth Of God's Transgender People Sister Luisa Derouen
Quare/Kuaer/Queer/(E)Ntersectionality: An Invitational Rhetoric of Possibility Amber Johnson
Ribs Like Starfish Katie Horowitz

Articles in Lumen at Vita
Incorporating Queer, Housing Insecure Perspectives into Eucharistic Theology Barbara Anne Kozee
What makes Jesus salvific for the Queer Community? A Moltmann-Inspired Essay in Christology Craig A. Ford, Jr.

Articles from other sources
A Dramatic Change in the Teaching on Homosexuality? Ramon Echica
Speak up: Six high school students' Catholic faith drove them to fight for LGBTQ+ equality in the church Susan Salaz
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
Christian Sect's Gay Snub Andrew McGowan
Gay Marriage Would Undermine a Sacred Institution Andrew Goddard
Biblical Perspectives on Homosexuality and Leadership William Loader
The Lost Sheep: Experiences of Religious Gay Men in Havana, Cuba Michael J. Maher
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
Toward a Holy Order: Homosexuality and the Priesthood Father Raymond J. de Souza
Queering church, churching queers Robin Hawley Gorsline
Rectifying the Tilt: Equality Lessons from Religion, Disability, Sexual Orientation, and Transgender Chai R. Feldblum
An Open Letter to the Hierarchy of the Roman Catholic Church Regarding the Pastoral Care of Gay and Lesbian Persons
Burials in Greek Macedonia: Possible Evidence for Same-Sex Committed Relationships in Early Christianity Valerie Abrahamsen
A Second Look at Homosexuality Harold M. Schulweis


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
Dignity/USA Statement of Position and Purpose
Friends for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Concerns
Gay Buddhist Fellowship - San Francisco
Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Issues: All Viewpoints Covered
Judeo-Christianity and Homosexuality
LGBTQ Ministries 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
Queer Jihad
Seventh-day Adventist Kinship International
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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