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.

Interfaith Clergy Statement of Support for GLBT Teens

In the wake of a rash of suicides after anti-gay bullying and violent attacks on gay people in New York, top faith leaders signed a pledge “to be LGBT and straight people of faith standing together for the shared values of decency and civility, compassion and care in all interactions.” PC(USA) Moderator Cindy Bolbach and Stated Clerk Gradye Parsons were among the national leaders signing the statement.

Learning from the Lutherans

The 219th General Assembly (2010) sent to the presbyteries an amendment to G-6.0106b that emphasizes the high standard of joyful submission to the Lordship of Jesus Christ and ceases to rely on one contested interpretation of Scripture concerning sexual ethics.  Commissioners also voted to recommend that the PCUSA engage in dialogue about marriage. As these […]

The Witness of Archbishop Tutu

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, continues to insist on God’s love for all – and to challenge people of faith whose actions lead to harm for others.

And Grace Will Lead Me Home: Inclusion and Evangelical Conscience

As presbyteries continue to vote on Amendment 10-A, which would allow for freedom of conscience in the interpretation of what Scripture teaches about same-gender relationships, Mark Achtemeier is among those have testified to a change of mind.