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While the majority of Kossacks are not religious, you may have religious people in your family or at your workplace.  If you are in the middle of conversations with people who are in favor of Proposition 8 on religious grounds, you can see a number of arguments people have made for GLBT equality on religious grounds.  There's a great collection of essays at Religion Online's Selection of Essays on Homosexuality and Religion.

More after the jump.  This diary aims in no way for comprehensiveness.

Evangelical Christianity
I'm starting here because it's the most visible force against GLBT rights, especially in the histrionics of Focus on the Family.  But it's also important to remember that "Evangelical" is not the same as "Fundamentalist" and there is a wide range of theological and political positions that fall under that category.  

One organization is Evangelicals Concerned


  1. Letha Dawson Scanzoni and Virginia Ramey Mollenkott, Is the Homosexual My Neighbor?  A Positive Christian Response
  1. David Myers and Letha Dawson Scanzoni, What God Has Joined Together: A Christian Case for Gay Marriage
  1. Mel White, Stranger at the Gate: To Be Gay and Christian in America

Gay and Lesbian Mormons - Affirmation
You can also find some interesting discussion on the blog Feminist Mormon Housewives.

Mainstream Protestantism
United Methodists - Affirmation, Reconciling Ministries Network
Presbyterians - More Light
Episcopalians - Integrity


  1. Gary David Comstock, Gay Theology Without Apology
  1. James Nelson, Embodiment: An Approach to Sexuality and Christian Theology
  1. Eugene Rogers, Sexuality and the Christian Body: Their Way into the Triune God

African-American Churches


  1. Kelly Brown Douglas, Sexuality and the Black Church: A Womanist Perspective
  1. Gary David Comstock, A Whosoever Church: Welcoming Lesbians and Gay Men into African-American Congregations

Roman Catholicism
New Ways Ministry
Gay Catholic Forum
Dignity USA


  1. John McNeil, The Church and the Homosexual
  1. Rosemary Radford Ruether, Christianity and the Making of the Modern Family

Documentary Film - Trembling Before G-d


  1. Rebecca Alpert, Like Bread on the Seder Plate: Jewish Lesbians and the Transformation of Tradition
  1. Christine Balka and Andy Rose, Twice Blessed: On Being Lesbian, Gay, and Jewish
  1. Judith Plaskow, The Coming of Lilith: Essays on Feminism, Judaism, and Sexual Ethics, 1973-2003
  1. Daniel Boyarin, Unheroic Conduct: The Rise of Heterosexuality and the Invention of the Jewish Man

Documentary Film - A Jihad for Love


  1. Will Roscoe and Stephen Murray, Islamic Homosexualities: Culture, History, and Literature

This could be better, but I felt I needed to something now and not later.  Regardless of the outcome in November, the issues aren't going away, so I'm guessing I'll do something more substantive later.

Originally posted to dirkster42 on Tue Oct 14, 2008 at 08:41 AM PDT.


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