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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

Informational Sites:
Gay AffirmingEx-Gay

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
Rainbow Baptists
Welcoming & Affirming Baptists

Gay Buddhist Fellowship
Gay Men's Buddhist Sangha

Dignity USA  

Disciples of Christ
Gay, Lesbian and Affirming Disciples (GLAD) Alliance  

Evangelical Christian
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

Jehova's Witnesses
A Common Bond

Latter-Day Saints (Mormon)
Affirmation:  Gay & Lesbian Mormons

Lutherans Concerned

Reconciling in Christ Program


Brethren/Mennonite Council for Lesbian & Gay

Metropolitan Community Churches
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community


Rainbow Wind

Fellowship of Reconciling Pentecostals International
Apostolic Intercessory Ministry 

More Light Presbyterians  

Friends for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Concerns

Seventh Day Adventist
Kinship International

Unitarian Universalist

United Church of Christ
Coalition for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender

United Methodist
Reconciling Ministries Network  

Informational Sites:

GAY RELIGION edited by Scott Thumma and Edward Gray AltaMira Press December 2004  

Online resources from the book

Gay Affirming


CLOUT (Christian Lesbians OUT)


Gay/Lesbian Religious News

Lesbian Clergy

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

Exodus International

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.




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