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Why Christians Should Reject The Nashville Statement On Sexuality (Daniel Morris)

In a perfect world, thoughtful Christians would be able to ignore the recently published Nashville Statement. Produced under the auspices of the Council of Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, the document was endorsed by over 150 “Initial Signers” from conservative seminaries, divinity schools, churches, and lobbying organizations. The document upholds strictly […]

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Suffragists parade down Fifth Avenue, 1917.
Advocates march in October 1917, displaying placards containing the signatures of more than one million New York women demanding the vote.

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Occluded Resources For Political Theology – Leveraging Gender, Sexuality, and Biblical Studies (Erin Runions)

The following is the second of a pair of roundtable commentaries on the state of political theology today.  The first by Ted Smith was published by PTT on September 16, 2016.  These commentaries originated as contributions to a panel discussion at the American Academy of Religion in Atlanta in November […]

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QUICK TAKES – The Legality and Larger Meaning of Kentucky Clerk’s Refusal To Issue Marriage Licenses For LGBT Couples

The refusal of Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis to issue marriage licenses to LGBT couples on grounds of religious conscience has set off a storm of national controversy in recent days and has resulted in her jailing on orders from a federal judge.   The legal issues surrounding her defiance as […]

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Entirely Spiritual And Deeply Political

A few weeks ago, I was part of a conversation among some LGBTQ Christian activists in which my friend Vivian Taylor said, “I view this work as entirely spiritual and also as deeply political.” For many people, the adjectives “spiritual” and “political” are opposites. But for me and for thousands […]

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Winner Take All?—A Political and Religious Assessment of the Culture War between the LGBT Community and Conservatives

By Andrew Marin

Historians note that on 28 June, 1969 the modern era of the battle over gay rights unofficially began. It was in the early hours of that morning in Greenwich Village in New York City at an underground gay club called Stonewall Inn that a group of LGBT patrons began fighting back against the NYPD, who regularly showed up to receive bribes and shake-down those in the club under the threats of a very public, and irrevocably damaging, “outing.”

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