Charlie Van Dyke
Churches and LGBT Rights
Posted March 9, 2015 by Charlie Van Dyke in GLBTQ
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RNS) Pastor Stan Mitchell’s announcement that his evangelical GracePointe Church would fully affirm gay members met with a standing ovation from some, stunned silence from others, but everybody prayed together quietly at the end of it.

A month and a half later, Mitchell routinely receives emails inviting him to kill himself, ofte... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
Blessing Same Sex Unions
Posted January 16, 2015 by Charlie Van Dyke in GLBTQ
By David Gibson | Religion News Service January 8

A Belgian bishop who has been touted as a future leader of that country’s Catholic hierarchy is making waves by urging the church to find ways to recognize gay relationships in which “exclusivity, loyalty, and care are central to each other.”

“There should be recognition of a diversity of forms,” ... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
Apple CEO Comes Out
Posted November 4, 2014 by Charlie Van Dyke in GLBTQ
From The Blaze

Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that he is gay in an op-ed published Thursday, noting that he considers being a homosexual “among the greatest gifts God has given” to him.

Cook, who penned his very personal column in Bloomberg Businessweek, opened the article by claiming that he has always maintained privacy in his professional life a... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
New LGBT Supporter
Posted October 27, 2014 by Charlie Van Dyke in GLBTQ
NEW YORK (RNS) At a moment when American churches and politicians are warring over gay rights and same-sex marriage, each side needs every soldier it can muster. Conservatives are about to learn that one of America’s leading evangelical ethicists is defecting to the opposition.

David Gushee, a Distinguished University Professor of Christian Ethics... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
Vatican Changing Tone On Gays?
Posted October 13, 2014 by Charlie Van Dyke in GLBTQ
(Reuters) - In a dramatic shift in tone, a Vatican document said on Monday that homosexuals had "gifts and qualities to offer" and asked if Catholicism could accept gays and recognize positive aspects of same-sex couples.

The document, prepared after a week of discussions at an assembly of 200 bishops on the family, said the Church should challeng... read more
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