Links to Individual Posts, Articles, Studies & Documents

The Church & Full Sacramental LGBT Inclusion by Pastor Stan Mitchell of Gracepointe Church – I recommend that everyone listen to this. Stan delivered this message after he led his church to be fully inclusive of LGBT people. It is wonderful and has helped so many understand how fully including LGBT people is completely in line with scripture and the tenets of Christianity.

The Clobber Verses – a concise, thorough, easy to understand explanation of the clobber verses.

Stages of Faith If you are struggling with your Christian faith because of questions and doubts read this. So many people read this and say things like “YES! This explains my experience!!!” Or “I didn’t realize that I was going through a normal stage of growth!” Or “I feel so much better knowing that my experience means I’m growing in my faith instead of losing my faith!!”

Stages of Faith chart

Rachel Held Evanshomosexuality series

A Parable by David Gushee

Confessions: Anti-LGBT Rhetoric and the Dynamics of Abuse in Evangelical Christianity by Nate Sparks

How Love Wins: Moms of LGBTQ Children Share Their Stories, Part 1 by John Pavlovitz – these are stories that Serendipitydodah moms shared with John and gave him permission to share on his blog. The link to part 2 can be found at the end of this post.

If I have LGBTQ children (Four promises from a Christian Pastor/Parent) by John Pavlovitz

Transgender 101 (For Conservative Christians) – Megan K. DeFranza

What Is Bisexuality

Stages of Faith and Beauty in the Wilderness  – Grace Rules Blog

Evangelicalism, Evolution and the Facts – by Peter Enns

Seven Things I’m Learning about Transgender Persons – Mark Wingfield

Shouting into the Wind: Words from the hearts of Christian moms with LGBTQ kids by John Pavlovitz – these are words from Serendipitydodah moms

A Peek Inside The Closet: Growing Up Gay In Conservative America

Creating safe, caring and supportive learning environments for our kids

HIV/AIDS Strategy – Updated to 2020

How Science is Helping us Understand Gender – Robin Marantz Henig (National Geographic)

Science Just Proved that Being Transgender is Not a Phase – Julie Zellinger

Unfolding Miracles: Human Sexuality – Dr. Joani Jack from Chattanooga sexual orientation and gender identity

Human Sexuality Bibliography – a collection of medical resources regarding sexuality and gender

Gay Genes and the Twin Study

Reviews of Books Damaging to the LGBT Community – Kathy Baldock

Human Rights Campaign debunking Paul McHughes report

10 ways to make schools safe for all students

Books exploring the intersection of faith and transgenderism

Abomination, The meaning of To’ebah. Abomination was something that went against Jewish culture, like eating shellfish. Not a ‘sin’. This information comes from Jewish culture, not modern Christian culture.

The Sin of Certainty by Peter Enn

‘The Sin of Certainty:’ Peter Enn’s Journey from Belief to Trust Alan Bean, Baptist News

LGBT Common Terms

Pride Sermon July 3,2013

Open letter to the church from a gay christian

Jesus said some are born gay – from the site “Would Jesus Discriminate?”

Taking God at his word – The Bible and homosexuality by John Shore

Faith In Our Families booklet from PFLAG

Our Daughters And Sons – booklet from PFLAG

Our Trans Loved Ones – booklet from PFLAG

Trans* Theology: On Trans* Individuals, Inclusion and Christianity – Caitlin Song

2014-guide to being a trans ally PFLAG guide to being a trans ally

Trans 101 – outline that can be used for a presentation

Trans Pronoun Chart

Trans Etiquette

Call me Seth – A Yarmouth County Transgender Teen’s Story

Transgender teen talks about bullying in a powerful video

This is what trans looks like – transgender men and women share stories

A biblical case for embracing transgenders

Researchers demonstrate gender identity is reflected in the brain

Helping Families Support Their LGBT Children  It is so important for us to be educated and to help educate others about how much acceptance or lack of acceptance impacts our lgbt kids. This is a great brochure that can be printed off and shared or posted online and shared.

Coming out stages

The Type of Transgender You Haven’t Heard of – CBS News 3/27/17

Family Acceptance Project

What the bible says about celibacy

Conversion Therapy Article

1946 Homosexual appears in the bible

Advice to Parents/Friends of Transgender Individuals

Finding Himself – Ryan Cost, San Francisco Chronicle

Transgender People and the Body of Christ

Psychological Science Article – A study with 32 transgender children, ages 5 to 12, indicates that the gender identity of these children is deeply held and is not the result of confusion about gender identity or pretense.

Creating Gender Inclusive School Culture – includes Gender Inclusive Language and resources

All That I Know Isn’t Much – Joani Lee Jack, MD – 07/07/15

“Bible Verse Arms Race” (Scot McKnight).

“How Evangelicals Won a Culture War and Lost a Generation” – Rachel Held Evans

“Does the Bible Teach the Celibacy of Priests?”

David Loved Jonathan More Than Women – Would Jesus Discriminate?

The Baptist Pastor and His Transgender Friends – (Mark Wingfield TEDxCharlottesville)

A PIECE OF MY HEART Messages from Moms of LGBTQ Kids – messages from Serendipitydodah moms