Gay & Lesbian Theology

(This page will serve as a guide to the more important posts on the subject that have appeared on QTC. It is a work in progress: not all of these posts are as yet reflected here, and more are being added constantly. Look for more with the search button, or keep checking here for continuing updates.

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Gay & Lesbian Theology, Queer Theology

The Transformation of Christian Response to Homoerotic Love. An assessment of how the traditional Christian hostility is being transformed

The GOP/ Evangelical Quiet Revolution on Gay Rights


Inclusion in Church:

(Welcome. Come in, and Come Out).
The opening statement with which I launched “Queering the church”

(“Hate Has No Place In The House of God”):  Desmond Tutu A stirring declaration by Nobel Laureate Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, on why there is no place in the Christian Church for discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation or gender, any more than there is for discrimination on the grounds of race.

Queer Catholics Are Equally Blessed: Press Release

Texas Baptist Church Takes a Stand FOR Gay Members.

“Speaking the Truth” on Catholic LGBT Inclusion

Queer Inclusion in Church: Evangelicals Ask, “What Would Jesus Do?”

The End Is Not In Sight – But the Journey Has Begu

Give Thanks For This Kairos Moment of LGBT Inclusion

Advent: Prepare Ye A Way For Inclusion

A Prophet-Priest Asks, “Where is the Truth”?

The challenge presented by Fr Owen O’Sullivan, who later went on to present an important extended essay on GLBT inclusion in the Catholic Church, which I discuss in this series of posts:

Fr Owen O’Sullivan on Gay Inclusion (Pt 2): Why Can’t They Just Keep Quiet About It?

Fr Owen O’Sullivan on Gay Inclusion (Pt 3): Is It Wrong to Act Gay?

Fr Owen O’Sullivan on Gay Inclusion (Pt 4): “Homosexuality is fundamentally disordered”

Fr Owen O’Sullivan on Gay Inclusion (Pt 5): The Trouble With “Do Your Best”

Fr Owen O’Sullivan on Gay Inclusion (Pt 6): Liberating our theology of sexual relationships from the Church

Fr Owen O’Sullivan on Gay Inclusion (Pt 7): We will be judged on how we have loved

Fr Owen O’Sullivan on Gay Inclusion (Pt 8): Still to follow


Instead of bothering about the disordered teaching of the Vatican, pay more attention to the Gospels themselves. In John McNeill’s words, “Take a Chance on God”! See:

This Christmas, Let Us Put Christ Back Into Christianity

Put Christ Back Into Christianity (2): His Exclusion From Church Teaching on Sexuality.

Put Christ Back Into Christianity – Take a Chance on God!

Put Christ Back Into Christianity: The Body of Christ

Put Christ Back Into Christianity: Robert Goss’ Queer Theology – Renewing Christianity

Also Rev Patrick Chen‘s series on a queer Christology at Jesus on Love Blog:

Patrick Chen, on the “Erotic Christ”.

Coming out as Grace: Patrick Chen, on the “Out Christ”

Patrick Chen, on Christ the Liberator

Patrick Chen on Christ the “Transgressor”.


Coming Out

Coming Out as a Religious Obligation: Micah and Justice

Sexual Ethics

“The Sexual Person”: Bishops, Theologians Clash on Sexual Ethics

Catholic Sexual Ethics, Social Ethics, and Reality-Based Theology

Building Sexual Theology From the Ground Up




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