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Christian lawyers in Kenya oppose transgender name change

NAIROBI, Kenya — A transgender person who has sued the government to be recognized as a woman is fighting a … Continued

D.C. imam provides counseling, weddings and prayer space for gay Muslims

Imam Dayaiee Abdullah never knows how many people are going to show up for Friday prayers. Some weeks, nearly a … Continued

R-E-S-P-E-C-T for our gay and lesbian friends

While Supreme Court justices engaged in contorted questioning, the verdict as rendered by wiser tests — known as “sniff” and … Continued

On gay marriage, Supreme Court ponders not ‘if’ but ‘how’

WASHINGTON — Isn’t it remarkable, attorney Ted Olson said after arguing for same-sex marriage before the Supreme Court on Tuesday … Continued

Federal appeals court rules against gay marriage ban

Social conservatives on Thursday (May 31) reacted sharply to a federal appeals court ruling that declared the law barring federal … Continued

N.C. black pastor treads carefully on gay marriage

RALEIGH, N.C. — With only a few days remaining before North Carolinians vote on a state constitutional amendment to ban … Continued

Gay Marriage, a Confrontation of Conflicting Values

New Hampshire became the sixth state to let gay couples wed. The new law was approved after revisions exempted members … Continued

Religious Exemptions for Same-Sex Unions

JUST LAW AND RELIGION By Michael Kessler Miss California heroically pushes back a cultural Armageddon. I thought that would be … Continued

Truly Catholic and Truly Homosexual

Among Catholic homosexuals this December 2008, all is not “merry and gay,” despite the holiday singing. While there was some … Continued

Gay Unions, YES; Gay Marriage, NO

“Is there a religious and/or scriptural case for gay marriage?” 1…..In her eagerness to promote gay MARRIAGE (in her December … Continued

Pro-Liberty, Not Anti-Mormon

The lights of local TV cameras seeking gay-on-the-street sound-bites illuminated the darker part of Broadway on the Upper West Side … Continued

Marriage Is More Sacred Than Equality

On PBS, with Vermont lawyers, I argued that “gay marriage” is an oxymoron expanding/diluting/polluting the word “marriage,” and that Vermont … Continued

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, Don’t Care

“Sexual preferences” is simply contemporary code for lesbianism and homosexuality. The question is not asking, for example, about the “sexual … Continued

Different is Not Evil

I am completely and gratefully supportive of the action of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in urging its bishops not to … Continued

Our Ways Not Always God’s Ways

When I became a Christian in the early 1990s, I did what all good Christians are supposed to do. I … Continued

Listening is a source of faith

My faith doesn’t just come from verses in a book. It comes from people with the authority of lived experience. … Continued

Let’s Move Beyond Fear

No family or religion should feel threatened by giving equal religious rights to gays and lesbians. Believing that all, regardless … Continued

“Judge Not” Means Keeping an Open Mind

My personal faith demands that I keep an open mind, both when I read the Bible and when I relate … Continued

Against Nature?

Decisions on what is natural and unnatural define our humanity, but those determinations, unfortunately, are also and always conditioned by … Continued

Church Should Repent, Not Gays

Why would I form my belief about gay unions and gay clergy from my faith? That is not where one … Continued