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“Homophobia Is Not The Heart Of Christ. It Is Not The Love Of Jesus.” Kirk Franklin Calls Out Antigay Prejudice In The Church

In a recent interview on a Sirius XM radio show, Kirk Franklin called out homophobia in the church, saying that it has “nothing to do with the Bible.” While promoting

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TO BE DELIVERED IN THE NAME OF GOD (PART 2)

Previously on TO BE DELIVERED IN THE NAME OF GOD… * After a few days, my mother had them all ready, and we returned to the church. Not long after we

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TO BE DELIVERED IN THE NAME OF GOD

In 2014, my older sister, Karen, asked me to give my phone to her friend, Yomi. You see, I had two phones, a BlackBerry and a Nokia E3. Before I

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Miley Cyrus Says She Left Religion Over Its Intolerant Behaviour Toward Her Gay Friends

Miley Cyrus chatted up Hailey Bieber in the latest episode of the singer’s Instagram Live show, Bright Minded. The Biebers are well-known for their connection to Hillsong Church and general

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RANTINGS OF A RANDOM (Gay) NIGERIAN (Entry 57)

So a few days ago, I listened in on a long conversation in a Whatsapp group that I belong to. Someone (a straight man) was telling the story about his

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T.D. Jakes Speaks Of ‘Evolving’ Position As He Comes Out for ‘Gay Rights’ and ‘LGBT Churches’

Megachurch leader and author T.D. Jakes says that homosexuals should attend congregations that affirm their lifestyle and that politics do not need to reflect biblical ethics, adding that his position

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Zachary Quinto Stopped Going To Church When He Realized He Was Gay

“I never went to Church again after graduating high school. I value a lot of aspects of my Catholic education and up bringing but also recognize the deep-seated, hypocritical nature

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Kirk Franklin Apologizes To Gay Community For Black Church’s Homophobia

“I want to apologize for all of the hurtful and painful things that have been said about people in the church that have been talented and gifted and musical, that

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Pope Francis Speaks On Gay Marriage

Pope Francis – who has largely avoided directly speaking of controversies over LGBT rights despite heavy lobbying from conservative and liberal Catholics – made his most concrete reference to gay

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That Piece About How To Be Queer In Your Church

Written by Derrick Clifton, originally published in thoughtcatalog.com It’s not easy being a religious queer person. It’s even harder while part of a congregation that spews homophobia in pulpits and

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