CovNet Grateful for End of “Ex-Gay” Ministry

A statement from the Co-Moderators of the Covenant Network of Presbyterians The Covenant Network of Presbyterians is grateful to the leadership of Exodus International this week for ending the organization’s operations and apologizing for the hurt it has caused. We agree with Exodus president Alan Chambers that so-called “reparative therapy” has proven to be harmful […]

Meet Matthew Vines

Don’t miss his presentation on the Bible, homosexuality, and how the church’s attitudes affect the lives of real people.

Church, Politics, & Church Politics: The Future of LGBT Issues

Come to our Southwest Regional Conference at St. Mark Presbyterian Church in Newport Beach, CA, March 4-6, for an engaging and provocative weekend about LGBT issues in church and politics, and about our hope for the future. Rev. Dr. Mel White is the plenary speaker, and Covenant Network Co-Moderator Mary Lynn Tobin preaches at the opening worship.

The Christian Case for Gay Marriage

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Dr. David Myers, in his plenary address at the recent CovNet Conference, affirms that “family values, a priority on covenant relationships, a celebration of marriage, a high view of Scripture: all these can co-exist with full and equal participation of gay and lesbian people in the life and the culture in the church.”
The complete address can be read here, including slides from Dr. Myers’ powerpoint presentation.

Ethical Stances on Homosexuality

Kate Killebrew reflects on Stacy Johnson’s typology of stances on the ethics of homosexual practice, and notes that many are in the process of moving on the continuum.

Fort Worth Pastor Calls Churches to Use Our Bully Pulpits to End Bullying

In a strong Op Ed, Fritz Ritsch, pastor of St. Stephen Presbyterian Church in Fort Worth, calls on the church to reconsider and change its “bullying” teaching on homosexuality.