As the FBI and local police investigate an explosion at First Works Baptist Church in El Monte, California, which has been the center of protests for its anti-LGBTQ messages, both supporters and protesters of the church are denouncing the attack.
For the past two years, members at Holmeswood Baptist Church in Kansas City, Missouri, talked about issues of human sexuality and gender identity. Now the congregation has decided to welcome individuals who are LGBTQ+ into the full life of the church.
We all use the word ‘justice’ but do we mean the same thing when we use that word? Columnist Greg Mamula reflects on the importance of listening to others to hear their perspective when they talk about justice and injustice.
Among the religious right, many found the 6-3 majority opinion shielding LGBT people from employment discrimination, written by Justice Neil Gorsuch, alarming. But some also saw an open door to gain back some ground in the future.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that LGBTQ people are protected from discrimination under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act on June 15 in a landmark opinion that makes employment discrimination against LGBTQ persons illegal and has important implications for religious organizations.
As we look toward new year’s resolutions, my hope is that the Christian church might be able to utter just three simple words in 2019 that would change the course of history, foster civil dialogue and perhaps even bring skeptics back into the church: "We