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Category: News and Current Events

Reflections on the news from around the world and updates from Joe Miner, TL;DR.

Grading Mayor Pete’s Queer Card

I want to talk about this whole “is Pete Buttigieg gay enough” situation. I keep seeing lots of commotion on Twitter about folks arguing back and forth on Mayor Pete’s presentation of his own queerness and whether his flavor of gay is helpful or harmful to the wider LGBTQ+ community. This is a loaded topic, so let’s break it down a bit. The Queer Card First of all, is anyone “too queer” or “not queer enough?” The answer to that is a hardy “no.” When we talk about queer identities,… Read more Grading Mayor Pete’s Queer Card

Christian Colleges, Religious Freedoms, and their Conflict with Queer Civil Rights

Two students are filing a lawsuit against Fuller Theological Seminary regarding anti-LGBTQ+ discrimination they faced during their time as students. Christianity Today reports that the two students had been expelled from the seminary for their same-sex marriages. This action is a violation of Title IX, a federal law that was put in place to protect students at federally funded educational institutions from sex discrimination. This is yet another case that blurs the lines between religious freedom and civil rights, highlighting the inherent conflict the lies between many faith-based and religious… Read more Christian Colleges, Religious Freedoms, and their Conflict with Queer Civil Rights

Questions for Conservative Churches Ahead of the Proposed UMC Split

The United Methodist Church has once again become a hot topic in the Evangelical world due to its very public battle over the issue of LGBTQ+ acceptance and inclusion. Last year, the UMC voted to maintain its traditional stance on sexual ethics, affirming the position that marriage is a covenant between one man and one woman, and that sex should only be had within the context of heterosexual marriage. Additionally, this denominational vote decided that sexually active LGBTQ+ clergy, regardless of their marital status, would not be allowed to serve… Read more Questions for Conservative Churches Ahead of the Proposed UMC Split