Holy Terror: Lies the Christian Right Tells Us to Deny Gay Equality
The best-selling author of Stranger at the Gate returns with an insider’s exposé of the origins of the Christian fundamentalist movement and how its virulent anti-gay agenda has led to the rise of the Tea Party movement, among other forms of recent right wing extremism.
Real Conversations (Print & Digital)
The new booklet by Haven Herrin continues to look several faiths’ texts used against LGBTQ people but adds more positive avenues for conversation and scriptural backup. Real Conversation is part deconstruction of old “clobber passages” and part demonstration of how to engage with ancient texts, scrutinizing how we read them and why. Gender, power, history, ethnicity, and political context frame this new resource.
What the Bible Says – and Doesn’t Say about Homosexuality
A 24-page booklet written by the Rev. Dr. Mel White that offers a biblical response to the question people often ask: “How can you consider yourself a Christian when you are also gay?”
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What the Science Says – and Doesn’t Say about Homosexuality
Research-based answers to ten of the most commonly asked questions about lesbian women, gay men, and their families. This 36-page booklet was written by Jeff Lutes, MS, LPC, and former Executive Director of Soulforce.
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Stranger at the Gate
Mel White’s autobiography. This is the account of a deeply religious man’s coming to terms with his gayness and the impact that process had on his life. A former ghostwriter for Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson, Billy Graham, and other religious-right personalities, White offers a compelling story; gay readers raised in a fundamentalist Christian environment will find themselves saying, “That happened to me.” Yet the book’s subtitle is somewhat misleading. This is not really so much about being gay and Christian in America as it is the story of one individual’s struggles. To describe what it means to be gay and Christian is truly a difficult task; perhaps there is no one concrete definition.
Would Jesus Discriminate? The 21st Century Question
Rev. Dr. Cindi Love relates her own story along with the early success of a powerful campaign that she believes can change America. Rev. Dr. Love narrates her personal passage from fundamentalist evangelism to founding a successful business. She also details the inception and implementation of the Would Jesus Discriminate? Campaign and describes how the campaign encourages dialogue between people of all walks of life; provides a useful frame for a political discourse in the religious context of America; confronts the insidious harms of prejudice and discrimination, and insists that non-heterosexual people are no mere “afterthought” of God.
A DVD Enhanced Curriculum Reflecting the Heart of the Church for People Affected by HIV/AIDS
Uncommon Hope offers a dynamic, small-group curriculum designed to support people of faith to end the silence and inaction magnifying the human suffering by HIV and AIDS. Uncommon Hope provides tools and experiences to foster the development of spiritual responses that are authentic to your community, consistent with the core teachings of all major faith traditions and respectful of the rich diversity reflected in the lives most impacted by the HIV/AIDS pandemic.
Uncommon Hope is open and inclusive of all people living with HIV and AIDS, whether they are infected in the body or affected as concerned and caring community members.
If you hunger to minister at the true intersection of justice, mercy, compassion and hope, then read the pages of Uncommon Hope