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John Pavlovitz: “If God Is Love, God Is For Same-Sex Marriage.”

Originally published on johnpavlovitz.com   The Catholic Church doesn’t need to bless same-gender unions. The Southern Baptist Church doesn’t. The United Methodist Church doesn’t. No church needs to. God already

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John Pavlovitz: No, Being Gay (Lesbian, Bisexual, or Transgender) is Not a Sin

Originally published on johnpavlovitz.com Being gay is not a sin. Neither is being lesbian, bisexual, or Transgender. The Bible never claims that it is. Christians should stop saying it. It’s

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Things Someone Who Loved You Should Have Told You

Originally published on johnpavlovitz.com Words can do incredible damage, but they can’t hold a candle to silence. Often it is those words that have been withheld which leave the greatest

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Why Using the Bible Against LGBTQ People is Irresponsible

Originally published on johnpavlovitz.com Christians will go to great lengths to get God to consent to their prejudices. It’s actually quite astounding and equally sad. Every day I watch and

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John Pavlovitz: Yes, Homosexuality Absolutely is A Choice

Originally published on johnpavlovitz.com Confession time! To all of my Christian brothers and sisters who insist that homosexuality is a choice, I need to break down and finally admit something:

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A Yuletide Message To The LGBT Community and Those Who Love Them

Originally published on johnpavlovitz.com As much as what we believe matters, sometimes saying what we believe often matters even more. I believe that a person’s gender identity and sexual orientation

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If You’re Going To Condemn Terrorism—Please Condemn All Of It

Originally published on johnpavlovitz.com I despise bullies. I always have. As a young boy, when I scanned the hallways at school, my eyes instinctively sought out the underdog and the

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That Piece About ‘Love The Sinner, Hate The Sin.’

Written by John Pavlovitz and originally published on johnpavlovitz.com * Love the sinner, hate the sin. Rarely in history has there been a greater mischaracterization of the heart of Jesus

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That Piece About The Gay Community And Humanity

Originally published on johnpavlovitz.com A year or so ago this blog post, about how I’d respond if I learned that my children were gay totally blew up, allowing me an

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John Pavlovitz: Somewhere After The Rainbow

Originally published on johnpavlovitz.com The Supreme Court’s ruling on Marriage finally came down last week—and both Hell and Heaven broke loose, depending on your perspective. Exhilaration soon followed for those

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