Homosexuality and Religion
No topic is more divisive in the religious world today than the issue of homosexuality. The status and level of inclusion of gays and lesbians in communities of faith is a question of debate in many major denominations and religious groups.
This section does not attempt to support one position or another, although the Institute and Hartford Seminary affirm the worth of all people regardless of sexual orientation and the full inclusion of everyone in God's community.
Rather, this section provides articles and research on the intersection of homosexuality and religion. We also provide links to numerous groups that work to affirm gay religious rights and those which oppose this.
Denominationally Oriented Groups
Check it out - GAY RELIGION edited by Scott Thumma and Edward Gray AltaMira Press December 2004
Online resources from the book
Denominationally Oriented Advocacy Groups:
Integrity USA Homepage
American Baptists Concerned
Welcoming & Affirming Baptists
Gay Buddhist Fellowship
Gay Men's Buddhist Sangha
Disciples of Christ
Gay, Lesbian and Affirming Disciples (GLAD) Alliance
Evangelicals Concerned Inc.
Evangelicals Concerned, Western Region
The Evangelical Network
Gay and Lesbian Arabic Society
The Queer Jihad
Queer Muslims Home Page
Jewish GLBT Archives Online
World Congress of Gay and Lesbian Jewish Org.'s
A Common Bond
Latter-Day Saints (Mormon)
Affirmation: Gay & Lesbian Mormons
Reconciling in Christ Program
Brethren/Mennonite Council for Lesbian & Gay
Metropolitan Community Churches
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community
Fellowship of Reconciling Pentecostals International
Apostolic Intercessory Ministry
More Light Presbyterians
Friends for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Concerns
Seventh Day Adventist
United Church of Christ
Coalition for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender
Reconciling Ministries Network
GAY RELIGION edited by Scott Thumma and Edward Gray AltaMira Press December 2004
Online resources from the book
CLOUT (Christian Lesbians OUT)
Gay/Lesbian Religious News
Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement
Quean Lutibelle's Advice to Lesbigay Aspirants for Ordination in the Episcopal Church
PFLAG Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays.
TransFaith Connections for Transgendered Christians
We Are Family Foundation
group of Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays
Religious Groups' Policies Towards Homosexuals and
Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Catholic Handbook - an excellent organized listing of links to gay religious web sites and resources.
Lists of Religious Organizations - a listing of gay and lesbian organizations
Religious Tolerance.org - resources on Homosexuality and Religion. This site is a good comprehensive resource on the subject.
The Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry at Pacific School of Religion
Ex-Gay Ministries a list of links to ex-gay ministries
Love in Action
Mastering Life Ministries
NARTH National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality
One By One - One By One is a web site dedicated to helping the groups within the Change Ex-gay movement. This site contains links to these groups as well as collections of articles and testimonies supporting this perspective.