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The Slactivist is compiling lists of:In each case there are more in comments and he's actively soliciting for more.
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Have signed, and am passing on the link to, Christians: Affirm that same-sex relationships are not inherently immoral

The petition says:
I am a Christian who affirms that there is nothing inherently immoral about same-sex relationships.

It's time to end the Christian condemnation of LGBTQ people, which is in direct contradiction to everything for which Jesus Christ stands. Being in a same-sex relationship is not, in and of itself, an offense against God. The fact that a person lives in a same-sex relationship is therefore no reason to exclude that person from full participation in all facets of Christian life, including getting married.


I noted:
As Peter heard in his vision nearly two millennia ago, "Do not call anything impure that God has made clean."
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Have signed, and am passing on the link to, Christians: Affirm that same-sex relationships are not inherently immoral

The petition says:
I am a Christian who affirms that there is nothing inherently immoral about same-sex relationships.

It's time to end the Christian condemnation of LGBTQ people, which is in direct contradiction to everything for which Jesus Christ stands. Being in a same-sex relationship is not, in and of itself, an offense against God. The fact that a person lives in a same-sex relationship is therefore no reason to exclude that person from full participation in all facets of Christian life, including getting married.


I noted:
As Peter heard in his vision nearly two millennia ago, "Do not call anything impure that God has made clean."
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St Matthews in the City is the church I want to be when I grow up. :-)

Auckland church erects "gay-dar" billboard
"Auckland's St Matthews-in-the-city has taken to its infamously bold billboard once more in the hope of stirring up debate on the issue of discrimination against gay and lesbian people in the Anglican Church."

The link in this article is broken but you can sign the petition to the Anglican bishops of New Zealand here.
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St Matthews in the City is the church I want to be when I grow up. :-)

Auckland church erects "gay-dar" billboard
"Auckland's St Matthews-in-the-city has taken to its infamously bold billboard once more in the hope of stirring up debate on the issue of discrimination against gay and lesbian people in the Anglican Church."

The link in this article is broken but you can sign the petition to the Anglican bishops of New Zealand here.
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Cleaning out my inbox today and discovered I'd emailed myself:

Does the Bible Really Call Homosexuality an “Abomination”? which argues thoroughly that "a close reading of the term toevah [mistranslated as 'abomination'] suggests an entirely different meaning: something permitted to one group, and forbidden to another." (Which matches part of the arguments in "Dirt, Greed and Sex" which I reviewed a few months back.)

And now I'm clicking all sorts of links in the general Sex and Gender category there. (And just remembered the link I posted last time is from there too.)
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Cleaning out my inbox today and discovered I'd emailed myself:

Does the Bible Really Call Homosexuality an “Abomination”? which argues thoroughly that "a close reading of the term toevah [mistranslated as 'abomination'] suggests an entirely different meaning: something permitted to one group, and forbidden to another." (Which matches part of the arguments in "Dirt, Greed and Sex" which I reviewed a few months back.)

And now I'm clicking all sorts of links in the general Sex and Gender category there. (And just remembered the link I posted last time is from there too.)
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"Anti-gay bullying is a theological issue because it has a theological base. I find it difficult to believe that even those among us with a vibrant imagination can muster the creative energy to picture a reality in which anti-gay violence and bullying exist without the anti-gay religious messages that support them."
Read more at Sexuality/Gender: Religion Dispatches
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"Anti-gay bullying is a theological issue because it has a theological base. I find it difficult to believe that even those among us with a vibrant imagination can muster the creative energy to picture a reality in which anti-gay violence and bullying exist without the anti-gay religious messages that support them."
Read more at Sexuality/Gender: Religion Dispatches
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I've just posted a review of Countryman's Dirt, Greed, and Sex: sexual ethics in the New Testament and their implications for today (that's a DreamWidth link; it's also on LiveJournal).

And on another topic, Abd el-Kader and the Massacre of Damascus may also be of interest:
[...] rioters were running amok, burning homes and slaughtering Christians.

And at that moment, Abd el-Kader, the man who had led his Muslim people in a war against Christian invaders for 15 years, knew what he had to do. [...]

All afternoon of July 10 [1860], Abd el-Kader plunged into the chaos of the Christian quarter with his two sons shouting: "Christians, come with me! I am Abd el-Kader, son of Muhi al-Din, the Algerian... Trust me. I will protect you."
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I've just posted a review of Countryman's Dirt, Greed, and Sex: sexual ethics in the New Testament and their implications for today.

And on another topic, Abd el-Kader and the Massacre of Damascus may also be of interest:
[...] rioters were running amok, burning homes and slaughtering Christians.

And at that moment, Abd el-Kader, the man who had led his Muslim people in a war against Christian invaders for 15 years, knew what he had to do. [...]

All afternoon of July 10 [1860], Abd el-Kader plunged into the chaos of the Christian quarter with his two sons shouting: "Christians, come with me! I am Abd el-Kader, son of Muhi al-Din, the Algerian... Trust me. I will protect you."
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Gacked from a comment thread at Making Light -- a liberal Christian blogs about his experience as one of the counter-demonstraters at Chicago Pride.

I hugged a man in his underwear. I think Jesus would have too.

I spent the day at Chicago’s Pride Parade. Some friends and I, with The Marin Foundation, wore shirts with “I’m Sorry” written on it. We had signs that said, “I’m sorry that Christians judge you,” “I’m sorry the way churches have treated you,” “I used to be a bible-banging homophobe, sorry.” We wanted to be an alternative Christian voice from the protestors that were there speaking hate into megaphones.


Full post at I Hugged a Man in His Underwear. And I am Proud.
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Gacked from a comment thread at Making Light -- a liberal Christian blogs about his experience as one of the counter-demonstraters at Chicago Pride.

I hugged a man in his underwear. I think Jesus would have too.

I spent the day at Chicago’s Pride Parade. Some friends and I, with The Marin Foundation, wore shirts with “I’m Sorry” written on it. We had signs that said, “I’m sorry that Christians judge you,” “I’m sorry the way churches have treated you,” “I used to be a bible-banging homophobe, sorry.” We wanted to be an alternative Christian voice from the protestors that were there speaking hate into megaphones.


Full post at I Hugged a Man in His Underwear. And I am Proud.
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I've just posted In which God tells St Peter to stop being a bigot. I'd originally intended to post it earlier but I'm glad I let it sit, as a whole new angle occurred to me when I picked it up again (hence part 3).

Anyone else? Feel free to post either a link or the whole thing.

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I've just posted In which God tells St Peter to stop being a bigot to my own account. I'd originally intended to post it earlier but I'm glad I let it sit, as a whole new angle occurred to me when I picked it up again (hence part 3).

Anyone else? Feel free to post either a link or the whole thing.

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