LGBT Rights

Expelled LGBT Student Sues Christian College

Another former Fuller Theological Seminary student who says he was expelled because of his same-sex marriage has joined a lawsuit alleging the nation’s largest interdenominational seminary violated anti-discrimination laws. In the amended complaint filed Tuesday morning, Nathan Brittsan, an American Baptist Churches USA minister, and Joanna Maxon, a former Fuller student who sued the school …

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Same-sex marriage officially legal in Northern Ireland; Christian leaders express concern

Same-sex marriage is now legal in Northern Ireland, sparking concern among religious and conservative leaders in the Christian-majority country. As of Jan. 13, same-sex couples are able to register to marry in the country, and those who are already married will have their union recognized by law, according to the BBC. Those who already have …

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Iowa man sentenced to 16 years for setting LGBTQ flag on fire

An Iowa man was sentenced to about 16 years in prison after he set fire to a church LGBTQ flag in June. Adolfo Martinez, 30, of Ames last month was found guilty of a hate crime – a class “D” felony – third-degree harassment and reckless use of fire. Police said he stole a pride banner hanging …

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A Pastoral Approach to the Question of Transgender Pronouns

As followers of Jesus, we seek to pattern ourselves after His example. And in all things, He exemplified grace and truth. Not grace or truth, but grace and truth. How, exactly, do we work this out in practice? And how, precisely, does this apply to the issue of transgender pronouns? A recent teaching by Southern …

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Push to bar puberty-blocking drugs, medical gender-transitioning of children widens to 3 states

Following the outcry over 7-year-old James Younger in Texas, whose mother is seeking to medically transition him into a girl named Luna, the push to ban medical gender-transitioning for minors is expanding to other states. Republicans in three states have now either announced their intentions to or are already drafting bills that would restrict or …

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Chick-Fil-A: Twitter reacts, backlash rises as world reacts to new giving policy

Yesterday, the world found out that Chick-Fil-A was changing its Foundation’s giving focus and no longer supporting two prominent Christian charities accused of being anti-LGBT by many on the left. Well, we have all had a night to think about it and it appears that there might be a little bit of hysteria and over …

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Chick-Fil-A changes giving strategy, no longer supporting anti-LGBTQ groups

Chick-Fil-A today has announced that it will be following a changed model for their giving strategy moving forward. They announced that they will be giving exclusively to causes to help combat 3 specific causes: Education Homelessness Hunger They specified partnerships with Junior Achievement, Covenant House International, and partnerships with local food banks in over 120 …

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Christian company refuses to publish University of South Alabama magazine’s ‘diversity’ issue

A company is refusing to publish the diversity issue of the University of South Alabama’s magazine because they say the lifestyles featured are opposed to their Christian values. Interstate Printing said they were “respectfully declining” to publish the issue, which included stories on transgender persons and drag queens.  Sara Boone, the editor-in-chief of the student-led magazine, said …

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Supreme Court gives victory to baker who refused to make cake for gay wedding

The U.S. Supreme Court gave a boost to advocates of religious freedom on Monday, ruling that a Colorado baker cannot be forced to make a cake for a same-sex wedding, in a case that involved marriage equality and protection from discrimination. But the opinion was a narrow one, applying to the specific facts of this …

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Service Members Sue President Trump over Transgender Military Ban

Five service members have filed a lawsuit against President Trump in an effort to challenge his reinstatement of the government’s ban on openly-transgendered persons serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. “Plaintiffs have undergone medical treatment for the purpose of gender transition,” the complaint, filed by the National Center for Lesbian Rights and GLBTQ Legal Advocates and Defenders, outlines. “Plaintiffs …

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Pastor Allows Son Who likes Pink to “Transition” to a Girl

A pastor of a Lutheran church in New Jersey was recently featured in an online video in which he and his wife told the story of their 10-year-old son, who they have allowed to present as female for the past two years. Christopher Bruesehoff of Holy Counselor Lutheran Church in Vernon and his wife Jamie state …

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Duggar Husband Accused of Cyberbullying After Saying ‘Transgender Is a Myth’

Duggar family member Derick Dillard is being accused of cyberbulling after calling transgender a myth while trans teen Jazz Jennings’ television show aired Wednesday. Dillard is married to Jill Duggar and is featured on their reality show “Counting On,” which airs on TLC network. On the same network, a reality show called “I Am Jazz” …

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