Thanks in part to this work, more and more faith communities aren’t simply engaging in dialogue around LGBTQ equality, they’re leading the conversation. They do this work not in spite of their religious beliefs but because of them.
At the heart of the claim that the Bible is clear "that homosexuality is forbidden by God" is poor biblical scholarship and a cultural bias read into the Bible. This guide by pastors and Biblical scholars sheds light on some of the assumptions informing many Christian approaches to understanding the Bible.
Everyone deserves to live fully in their sexual orientation, gender identity and expression and in their faith and its traditions. To assist in the coming out process, the Religion and Faith Program provides a series of guides for faith leaders and religious individuals.