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The Gay Gospel

Author : Joe Dallas
ISBN : 9780736918343
Genre : Social Science
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In this updated edition of A Strong Delusion, author and counselor Joe Dallas helps readers understand what pro-gay theology is and how to confront it. In a biblical manner, Dallas examines believers' personal responses and the need for bold love and commitment as they become familiar with the movement's background and beliefs study a clear, scriptural response to each belief extend Christ's love to those living the homosexual lifestyle This resource is an important one for those who have been unsure how to respond to the growing acceptance of homosexuality in the evangelical community. It offers the balance between conviction and compassion and a practical guide to communicating with those who have embraced the pro-gay Christian movement.
Category: Social Science

The Gay Gospel

Author : Justin Luke Zirilli
ISBN : 0692283196
Genre : Self-Help
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What do gay 20somethings know when they set foot into the real world for the first time? Basically nothing! Meeting boys. Dating guys. Going to clubs. Drinking. Drugs. Sex. Love. Respect. Being yourself. These are only a few of the many trials every gay 20something has to tackle during this exciting yet life-defining decade. As you trek through this turbulent time, you will encounter many things for the first time. You will feel things you haven't felt before. You'll find yourself in situations where you don't know right from up and left from down. You will make a ton of mistakes. You will have regrets and anxiety. You will mess up over and over again. Fear not! You now have a survival guide to help you through the tumultuous 20somethings. The "Gay Gospel" was created just for you and is packed full of the kind of advice that you need. From how to handle your alcohol and how to hook-up, to advice on breaking up and when to move in with a guy, this book covers many of the curveballs the 20somethings will throw at you which have all been lovingly broken down by one of New York City's leading experts on gay 20somethings. Justin Luke Zirilli is a guy who's already dealt with all the things that you are now facing. He spends his nights hanging out with thousands of 20somethings, observing them as they try their best to live their lives without blowing everything up. He's a gay nightlife savant and the Co-Owner and Director of Promotions of BoiParty, the NYC-based event company responsible for the city's largest young, gay dance parties. Justin survived his 20somethings and is now tackling the 30somethings. While he tries to figure that decade out he is happy to help you blaze a trail through your twenties without burning your hands off. It's a simple fact of life: the 20somethings are a very difficult and important decade. Picking up this book is a great first step to the rest of your life!
Category: Self-Help


Author : Justin Lee
ISBN : 9781455514328
Genre : Religion
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As a teenager and young man, Justin Lee felt deeply torn. Nicknamed "God Boy" by his peers, he knew that he was called to a life in the evangelical Christian ministry. But Lee harbored a secret: He also knew that he was gay. In this groundbreaking book, Lee recalls the events--his coming out to his parents, his experiences with the "ex-gay" movement, and his in-depth study of the Bible--that led him, eventually, to self-acceptance. But more than just a memoir, TORN provides insightful, practical guidance for all committed Christians who wonder how to relate to gay friends or family members--or who struggle with their own sexuality. Convinced that "in a culture that sees gays and Christians as enemies, gay Christians are in a unique position to bring peace," Lee demonstrates that people of faith on both sides of the debate can respect, learn from, and love one another.
Category: Religion

Love Into Light

Author : Peter Hubbard
ISBN : 9781620202227
Genre : Religion
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The Gay Gospels

Author : Keith Sharpe
ISBN : 9781780990637
Genre : Religion
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The place of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people in the Christian churches is a highly controversial issue. The stance of all the mainline churches is that homosexuality is sinful and incompatible with Christianity. In seeking to respond to attacks on their lives, identities and relationships LGBT Christians have moved over recent decades from a defensive position to a more affirmative position which asserts that there is evidence in the Bible and the Jesus tradition of validated homoerotic experience. This book presents a systematic overview of both the defensive and affirmative positions. In part one, The Defensive Testament, each of the so-called 'biblical texts of terror' used to demonise LGBT people is considered in turn and found wanting. None of them has anything to say about consensual same sex love. In part two, The Affirmative Testament, homoerotic elements in various Bible stories including the healing of the centurion's servant, Jesus and the beloved disciple, David and Jonathan, Ruth and Naomi are revealed to make visible the place of LGBT lives in the Biblical tradition. Taken together, these two testaments forcefully champion the equality of LGBT people in the Kingdom of God and represent a formidable challenge to ecclesiastical homophobia.
Category: Religion

God And The Gay Christian

Author : Matthew Vines
ISBN : 9781601425164
Genre : Religion
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Reinterpretations of key Bible texts related to sexual orientation, written by a Harvard student, present an accessible case for a modern Christian conservative acceptance of sexual diversity.
Category: Religion

I Was Born This Way

Author : Carl Bean
ISBN : 1439173354
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In I Was Born This Way, Carl Bean, former Motown recording artist, noted AIDS activist, and founder of the Unity Fellowship of Christ Church in Los Angeles, shares his extraordinary personal journey from Baltimore foster homes to the stage of the Apollo Theater and beyond. CARL BEAN has been crossing boundaries all his life and helping others do the same. He’s never been stopped by his race or orientation, never fit or stayed in the boxes people have wanted to put him in. He left his foster home in Baltimore at seventeen and took the bus to New York City, where he quickly found the rich culture of the Harlem churches. As a singer, first with the gospel Alex Bradford Singers and later as a Motown recording artist, Bean was a sensation. When Berry Gordy signed him to record "I Was Born This Way," it was a first: the biggest black-owned record company broadcasting a statement on gender identity. The #1 song, recorded with the Sweet Inspirations, was the first gay liberation dance club hit. Whether making records, educating the black community about HIV and AIDS, or preaching to his growing congregation, Archbishop Bean has never wanted to minister to just one group. He’s worked on AIDS issues with C. Everett Koop and Elizabeth Taylor and on civil rights issues with Maxine Waters, Julian Bond, and Reverend Joseph Lowery. At the height of his recording career, he worked with Dionne Warwick, Burt Bacharach, Miles Davis, and Sammy Davis Jr. He’s brought South Central Los Angeles gang members into his church, which now has 25,000 members in twelve cities nationwide; those same Crips and Bloods have shown up at the Gay Pride parades Bean has organized with U.S. Congresswoman Maxine Waters. And he has courageously devoted his time and energy to spurring black civil rights leaders to address the AIDS health crisis within the African American community—an issue on which they had been silent. Preaching an all-embracing progressive theology, he is an outspoken practitioner of brotherly love, a dynamic preacher, and a social activist. The Unity Fellowship message is grace: "God is love, and God is for everyone"; "God is gay, God is straight, God is black, God is white." I Was Born This Way is the rare personal history of one of black gospel’s biggest stars and a frank, powerful, and warmhearted testament to how one man found his calling.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Called Justified Glorified And Gay

Author : John Edmonds
ISBN : 146282532X
Genre : Fiction
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Meet Josephus Hezekiah Carson a born again, spirit filled, Christian man called to sing the gospel. There is something else worthy of note about Josephus. Josephus Carson is a same gender loving man queer, gay, homosexual. Journey with him as he travels the gospel highway, rubbing shoulders with the likes of James Cleveland, Clara Ward, Mahalia Jackson, among others. Journey with him as he explores the wild world of Sex, Alcohol, and Gospel Music. Journey with him as he finds love and success in a world filled with hate and disappointment.
Category: Fiction

Single Gay Christian

Author : Gregory Coles
ISBN : 0830845127
Genre : Religion
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In an age where neither society nor the church knows what to do with gay Christians, Greg Coles tells his own story. Let's make a deal, you and me. Let's make promises to each other. I promise to tell you my story. The whole story. I'll tell you about a boy in love with Jesus who, at the fateful onset of puberty, realized his sexual attractions were persistently and exclusively for other guys. I'll tell you how I lay on my bed in the middle of the night and whispered to myself the words I've whispered a thousand times since: "I'm gay." I'll show you the world through my eyes. I'll tell you what it s like to belong nowhere. To know that much of my Christian family will forever consider me unnatural, dangerous, because of something that feels as involuntary as my eye color. And to know that much of the LGBTQ community that shares my experience as a sexual minority will disagree with the way I've chosen to interpret the call of Jesus, believing I've bought into a tragic, archaic ritual of self-hatred. But I promise my story won't all be sadness and loneliness and struggle. I'll tell you good things too, hopeful things, funny things, like the time I accidentally came out to my best friend during his bachelor party. I'll tell you what it felt like the first time someone looked me in the eyes and said, "You are not a mistake." I'll tell you that joy and sorrow are not opposites, that my life has never been more beautiful than when it was most broken hearted. If you'll listen, I promise I'll tell you everything, and you can decide for yourself what you want to believe about me.
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Compassion Without Compromise

Author : Adam T. Barr
ISBN : 9781441264763
Genre : Religion
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Loving, Biblical Answers on Homosexuality In the next year at least one of these things will happen in your life: • A family member will come out of the closet and expect you to be okay with it. • Your elementary-age child's curriculum will discuss LGBT families. • Your company will talk about building a tolerant workplace for LGBT co-workers. • Your college-age child will tell you your view on homosexuality is bigoted. Are you ready? In their role as pastors, Adam Barr and Ron Citlau have seen how this issue can tear apart families, friendships, and even churches. In this book they combine biblical answers with practical, real-world advice on how to think about and discuss this issue with those you care about. They also tell the story of Ron's personal journey from same-sex attraction and sexual brokenness to healing. Truth does not preclude kindness--and a good dose of humility is necessary to love our neighbors. With sensitivity and winsomeness, this book will offer an honest but inviting message to readers: We are all in need of the healing that can only come from the truth of the gospel.
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