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 – this is a chart that goes along with the Stages of Faith blog post.
I became affirming because of my faith, not in spite of it – Christian parents of lgbtq kids often grapple with how to reconcile their Christian faith with supporting and affirming their lgbtq kids. In this blog post Liz Dyer shares how her Christian faith led her to become affirming.
A PIECE OF MY HEART – Messages from Moms of LGBTQ Kids – messages from Serendipitydodah moms
The Trevor Project’s Coming Out: A Handbook for LGBTQ Young People, is a resource that covers a wide range of topics to support LGBTQ young people in exploring what coming out safely can mean for them.
Statistics That Lie – “The Dutch Gay Marriage Study” – this is a post by Kathy Baldock in which she digs into the claim that a Dutch study of gay marriage revealed that committed gay male relationships/marriages lasted, on average, only one and a half years and that each partner had an average of eight sexual relationships outside of that relationship/marriage.
Rachel Held Evans – homosexuality series
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.
Transgender 101 (For Conservative Christians) – Megan K. DeFranza
Top 100 Transgender Blogs – The Best Transgender blogs from thousands of top Transgender blogs. The list is from Feedspot. They compile the list by using search and social metrics. The data is refreshed once a week.
What does the scholarly research say about the effect of gender transition on transgender well-being? – a study from Cornell University
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 Mama Bears
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
Reviews of Books Damaging to the LGBT Community – Kathy Baldock
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:’ Peter Enn’s Journey from Belief to Trust – Alan Bean, Baptist News
What to do when your child says “I’m Transgender” – One page parent guide with important first steps. Easy to access, easy to share, easy to comprehend.
Jesus said some are born gay – from the site “Would Jesus Discriminate?”
Faith In Our Families– booklet from PFLAG
Our Daughters And Sons – booklet from PFLAG
Our Trans Loved Ones – booklet from PFLAG
2014-guide to being a trans ally – PFLAG guide to being a trans ally
Trans 101 – outline that can be used for a presentation
This is what trans looks like – transgender men and women share stories
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.
American College of Pediatricians defames Lesbians and Gays – This article has good information about the deceptive and illegitimate American College of Pediatricians (ACP) which is NOT the same as the qualified and legitimate American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
Finding Himself – Ryan Cost, San Francisco Chronicle
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
“How Evangelicals Won a Culture War and Lost a Generation” – Rachel Held Evans
David Loved Jonathan More Than Women – Would Jesus Discriminate?
The Baptist Pastor and His Transgender Friends – (Mark Wingfield TEDxCharlottesville)
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