Conservative author and traditional marriage advocate Ryan Anderson says that conservative Evangelicals have a harder time coming out against same-sex marriage today than gays, lesbians and transgenders have in coming out about their sexual preference or identity.
Anderson, a Heritage Foundation senior fellow and author of Truth Overruled: The Future of Marriage and Religious Freedom, spoke on the topic of civil liberties at a pro-LGBT summit in Washington D.C. Thursday that was organized by The Atlantic.
In the wake of the Supreme Court's decision in June to nationally legalize same-sex marriage, Anderson was interviewed by The Atlantic's Mary Louise Kelly on how America should straddle the fine line between granting the LGBT community its protections under the law while not infringing upon the religious liberties of those who oppose same-sex marriage. more >>
A conservative Lutheran couple living in North Dakota have filed a lawsuit against the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, claiming they were defamed and discriminated against by their congregation over their theologically conservative viewpoints.
Ray and Joan Grabanski of Kindred filed the suit in Cass County District Court earlier this week against the ELCA Eastern North Dakota Synod and Norman Evangelical Lutheran Church.
In their suit the Grabanskis charge that the congregation treated them maliciously after they expressed their opposition to gay marriage. more >>
A new ad released by the Hillary Clinton campaign showing gay couples kissing suggests that that the fight for equal rights for the LGBT community is far from over.
The ad released on YouTube Sunday with Clinton narrating over kissing same-sex couples, where she notes that "gay rights are human rights, and human rights are gay rights."
Clinton said it was outrageous that in 2015, "you can still be fired for being gay, you can still lose your home for being gay, and you can even be denied a wedding cake for being gay." more >>
In an evolving story on exemptions from the Department of Education's Title IX mandate, more Christian schools are receiving exemptions for religious liberty reasons.
According to the LGBT media outlet the Column, 27 Christian schools are asking the U.S. Department of Education to waive areas of Title IX specifically dealing with gay and transgender students.
A quick summary of Title IX reads: "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance." more >>
Research sensationalized last month in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology attempted to cast doubt on women who identify as straight.
The study, led by Dr. Gerulf Rieger, a psychologist from the University of Essex, suggests that women are more lesbian or bisexual than straight.
The study, which involved 345 women, played images of attractive naked women and men. According to the research, lesbian women were more attracted to women, while straight women were aroused by naked men and women. more >>
Evangelical preacher the Rev. Franklin Graham has posted a message addressed to all LGBT people, stating that he wants to tell them the truth, while society is "deceiving" them.
"There is also sin involving the misuse of sex. God created sex and gave it to us to enjoy, but tells us in His Holy Word that it is to be reserved for a marriage relationship between a man and a woman. Any kind of sexual activity or sexual relationship outside of that is sin," Graham wrote in a long message on his Facebook page on Tuesday.
"The world would like to redefine marriage and other boundaries for sex, but it's not up to us to define," he added. more >>