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.
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
- Letha Dawson Scanzoni and Virginia Ramey Mollenkott, Is the Homosexual My Neighbor? A Positive Christian Response
- David Myers and Letha Dawson Scanzoni, What God Has Joined Together: A Christian Case for Gay Marriage
- Gary David Comstock, Gay Theology Without Apology
- Kelly Brown Douglas, Sexuality and the Black Church: A Womanist Perspective
- John McNeil, The Church and the Homosexual
- Rosemary Radford Ruether, Christianity and the Making of the Modern Family
- Christine Balka and Andy Rose, Twice Blessed: On Being Lesbian, Gay, and Jewish
Documentary Film - A Jihad for Love
- 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.