Pete B

Presidential primary | 2020 Presidential Election | Race and religion | LGBT rights | gay marriage

The Black Church and LGBTQ People: Lessons Learned from #dems2020

Interrogating the intersection of race, religion, and LGBTQ rights in the South Carolina Democratic primary

May 14, 2020

Beloved Community | Christianity | LGBT rights | racism | Reinhold Niebuhr | violence

Love Your Enemies: Moral Absurdity or Genius?

The Autumn 1942 issue of Christianity and Society published an article by Reinhold Niebuhr that began: “In times of social and political conflict there are always Christians who obscure the very genius of the New Testament conception of love by their...

July 13, 2017

Catholic Church | Catholicism | Catholics | gay rights | Jesuits | LGBT rights | Roman Catholicism

The Necessity of Bridge-Building

David Levithan, author of Boy Meets Boy (2003) and Two Boys Kissing (2013), will be awarded with the 2017 Chicago Tribune Young Adult Literary Prize at next weekend’s Printer’s Row Lit Fest in Chicago. Many of the bestselling author’s books feature g...

June 5, 2017

HIV/AIDS | homophobia | LGBT rights | stigmatization | xenophobia

The Acquittal of "Patient Zero"

In the midst of the tumultuous vitriol of the recent election and its aftermath, it was unfortunate that a significant story regarding a once virulent legend of the AIDS epidemic went relatively unnoticed—a story that returns us to the apogee of the ...

February 2, 2017

CCCU | Evangelicals | higher education | LGBT rights | same-sex marriage

CCCU Tries to Thread the Needle

Issues of human sexuality continue to challenge evangelical Christian higher education organizations. As Martin E. Marty discussed in the October 17, 2016, issue of Sightings, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship recently announced a new policy to let g...

December 1, 2016

campus ministry | Evangelicalism | InterVarsity Christian Fellowship | LGBT rights | spiritual abuse

InterVarsity Blues

The world of Evangelical higher education keeps making news. Wheaton College in Illinois recently dealt with a flap over a faculty member’s theological comments about Christianity and Islam. She is no longer at Wheaton. And last week, the InterVarsit...

October 17, 2016

Kenya | LGBT rights | Republican Liberty Party | anti-sodomy laws | colonialism | Wangari Maathai | homophobia | Christianity | Other Sheep Kenya | Michael Kimundu | Pembizo Christian Council | Solomon Gichira | Binyavanga Wainaina

Gay Prayer in Uhuru Park, or Christianity and LGBT Empowerment in Kenya

While doing preliminary research for a project on religion, homosexuality and LGBT rights in Kenya, July-August 2015, I discovered a different side of the gay debate in Africa—one that so far has received very little attention. Where religion in gene...

February 4, 2016