Articles & Essays
The following articles affirm the message “Gay Christian? Yes!” If you would like to suggest or submit additional articles, please email the articles or links to us at info@GaysInFaithTogether.org.
Click on the article title to see the links to the articles.
M. Kelley, local transgender advocate in the Grand Rapids community, has been working with the Transgender Education Collaboration to crreate a space for the Transgender community to have a voice within the LGBT community. She has created a series of blogs entitled the Transgender Ethics series in order to help us better understand the Transgender community and how we can all be more affirming.
Rev. Jim Lucas, Chaplain of Gays In Faith Together (GIFT), has been providing pastoral care for gay Christians for over 20 years. In this article he summarizes how his study of the Bible (consistent with that of many other Christian pastors and scholars) leads him to affirm loving, faithful, lifelong unions for gay couples.
Author and Hope College psychology professor Dr. David Meyers provides links to a number of valuable articles that he and others have written on the subject of sexual orientation. This link will bring you to the sexual orientation page of Dr. Meyer’s website.
Faith & Sexuality Series: Engaging our Sacred Texts
Join us for a Faith & Sexuality Series during our GRITS adult meetings on Wednesday evenings during the month of February. This series will be lead by Gregory Eran Gronbacher, a gay Jewish man with a passion for theological study and discourse.
We will be encouraged to engage the Scriptures in new ways and glean from the perspectives of one another. This series is sponsored by the Gay Christian? Yes! campaign and GIFT. It is free and open to the public!
Dates: 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, and 2/26
Location: 207 E. Fulton, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(Turn North onto Barclay, turn into the top parking lot and head down to the bottom parking lot. The door is closest to the sidewalk on Fulton.)
Identify. Tell me why. GCY!
Need to create your video? All it takes is a webcam and five minutes of your time.
Using YouTube (or another preferred video hosting site), you record a web or phone cam video of yourself. Just tell us who you are. LGBT+? Ally?
Tell me why.
Explain why the “Gay Christian? Yes!” message resonates with you. What is your story? How do you find yourself reconciling your spiritual walk, your involvement in a church community, and the various other aspects of your humanity? Allies too! What message of hope can you offer your Christian LGBT friends and neighbors?
Affirm that you are among those who unconditionally recognize the sacred worth of each person and fully welcome all into the life and community of the church by saying “Gay Christian? Yes!” and/or by making a whimsical sign with the GCY name and website to hold up at the end of your video
Submit a link to your video at Facebook.com/GayChristianYes
or via email:
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Make your video today, and join the many voices proclaiming:
"Gay Christian? YES!"
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