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Thomas Paine

To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Websites of Interest from Affirm Sunnybrook

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Denominations and Other Faiths

The United Church of Canada
* Information from comments

Affirm UNITED

Canadian Unitarian Council - gender and sexual diversity issues

Metropolitan Community Churches

Integrity Canada - Gay & Lesbian Anglicans and Friends

Lutherans Concerned / North America

Dignity Canada Dignité

More Light Presbyterians

Salaam, Queer Muslim Community

Gay and Lesbian Vaishnava Association, Inc.

Gay Baha'i ( Bahai ) Website

Gay Buddhist Fellowship

World Congress of Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Transgender Jews

Seventh Day Adventist Kinship International

Quakers Canada - Canadian Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends

Affirmation : United Methodists for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Concerns

Brethren Mennonite Council


GALA : Gay and Lesbian Acceptance

Gay, Lesbian and Affirming Disciples Alliance, Inc.

...Crossbeams on the Web - News

Reconciling Ministries Network

Affirmation : Gay and Lesbian Mormons

Lesbian and Gay Christians

Sanctuary - Christian worship and fellowship group of gay and lesbian Moravians

Gays for God

GayJews.Org

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered (LGBT) Religion and Spirituality

Resources and Issues

PFLAG Canada

Equal Marriage for Same Sex Couples

Canadians for Equal Marriage

Egale Canada! - national organization that advances equality and justice

Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry

gaychurch.org

Soulforce : Freedom for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People

Other Sheep.Org

Gay Christian Network

The Naming Project

The Institute for Welcoming Resources

Whosoever : An Online Magazine for GLBT Christians

The Epistle

gay newsnet

Cathedral of Hope

Grace Unfolding : Sisterfriends Together

Queer Book of Hours

Bridges Across the Divide

Christian Gays.com

LGBT Religious Archives Network

daily dose of queer

Anne Serene's Trans Reference Site - Spirituality

Articles and Bibliographies ( In Favour )

Religious Tolerance.Org
Judeo-Christianity and homosexuality
What the Bible says and means about homosexuality

Notes:
This is an important sub-section in our web site's section on homosexuals and other sexual minorities. Many people's beliefs toward homosexuality and actions towards homosexuals are religiously based. Because such a large percentage of North Americans are English speaking and identify themselves as Jews, Christians and Muslims, it is important to understand what the Bible says about this topic: both in its original Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek language, and after its translation into English by religious translators.

According to Copyscape, the contents of this section has been stolen by at least ten other web sites, in violation of copyright law. We urge you to read our web site, instead of those operated by thieves, because ours is being continually updated with new information.

Gay: Religion

Religion Online : Homosexuality

Excerpt : Biblical Perspectives on Homosexuality by Walter Wink

"There is no biblical sex ethic. The Bible knows only a love ethic, which is constantly being brought to bear on whatever sexual mores are dominant in a given country, culture or period. Despite ones revulsion against homosexuality, nevertheless, it appears, for some persons, to be the only natural form their sexuality takes."

Religion, spirituality, and transsexuality

But the Bible...

The following four articles answer just about every question you could want to ask about the Bible and homosexuality.

1 Quick Notes about the Bible and Homosexuality Margaret Evans
The first article, by Margaret Evans, is the shortest.


2 Christianity and Homosexuality Dr Alan Sheard
The second by Dr Alan Sheard is of medium length.


3 Difference is Not a Sin Rev Neil Dawson
The Third article, by Rev Neil Dawson is the most in-depth.

4 Gays, God and the Gospel Thomas Streiter
The Fourth article is by Thomas Streiter


http://www.lgcm.org.uk/html/jmebible.htm

A Selective Bibliography for Gay Men, Lesbians, Bisexuals and Transgendered Persons

Out in Scripture - The Bible’s not about beating you up, but lifting us all up.

International Day Against Homophobia

[PDF] Importance of Ally and Safe Zone Programs - Hartford Institute for Religious Studies

Churches and homosexuality: an overview of recent official church statements on sexual orientation - Homosexuality: Some Elements for an Ecumenical Discussion

Is homosexuality a sin? by Parents and Friends of Lesbian and Gays

Partial quote : Rev. Dr. William R. Stayton
"There is nothing in the Bible or in my own theology that would lead me to believe that God regards homosexuality as sin. God is interested in our relationships with ourselves, others, the things in our lives, and with God (MAT 23:36-40). There is nothing in the mind of God that could be against a loving, sexual relationship, freely entered into, without coercion, among sincere adults whether gay, bisexual or straight. "

Anything by (Ret) Bishop John Shelby Spong

Our prejudice rejects people or things outside our understanding. But the God of creation speaks and declares, "I have looked out on _everything_ I have made and `behold it (is) very good'." (GEN 1:31). The word of God in Christ says that we are loved, valued, redeemed, and counted as precious no matter how we might be valued by a prejudiced world.

Against

British Columbia Parents and Teachers for Life Website - Opposing the Pro-Homosexuality Agenda

Canada Family Action Coalition

Focus on the Family-Sexual Identity

Moral Majority - Promoting Faith and Social Values

Falwell.com

Billy Graham Evangelistic Association - Health & Lifestyle
Homosexuality


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That completes a transcript noted as Affirm United / S'affirmer Ensemble on the letterhead. Apologies for substitutions,missing links, inaccuracies, etc. I know there are some, as I have substituted live links where 404 Errors have come up and searched out links where a Not Found return was the result of a posted URL. Nor were any excerpts included in the original, which is a list of URLs ( addresses ) only.
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