links are provided as a starting point for your own research into
the issues surrounding homosexuality. The presence of a link on this
page does not constitute an endorsement on our part. Following links
from the sites below will put you in touch with most of the gay
Christian sites on the internet on both sides of the issue. God has
promised wisdom if we but ask Him, and much wisdom is needed as we
search for Christian answers.
- Bridges-Across the Divide is a cyberspace
initiative for building respectful relationships across the divide
between those who disagree about sexual orientation and gender
identity. Side B believes that engaging in homosexual sex is morally
wrong; side A believes that sex is to be enjoyed as part of intimate
relationships between gay people. This is an excellent site for
information on both sides of the issue. Readings
offers articles, speeches, sermons, and poetry. Faith
includes essays and debates on the biblical texts. The two Science
pages cover research on the biology and psychology of homosexuality.
Be sure to check out the BA-JOURNEYS
page which has intros of principal contributors to the initiative.
- This is an online resource of the Canadian New
Direction ministry. It confronts such questions as "I've prayed
and prayed and asked God to change me, but nothing's happened . . .
Why not?" Answers to common questions, review of research,
stories of change. This ministry appears to be closest to the
GLOW philosophy, after having distanced itself from Exodus.
- A comprehensive resource from the evangelical
Christian viewpoint. On this page you will find links to research
data, essays on the ethics of sex and change ministries. This
site is part of the Exodus
initiative and has links to personal
Articles and links are heavily biased in favor of change
ministries. While many of these ministries can be helpful, most
do not acknowledge a biological basis for homosexuality, which tends
to be defined as a set of behaviors. That's why we recommend a
healthy skepticism in the investigation of such ministries.
- Sonia Balcer writes that "countless
lives are driven to 'critical mass' because the only messages about
'gay' seem to focus on sexual behaviour rather than the need for all
persons -- regardless of sexual attractions and history -- to seek
and trust Christ.
"This website exists to inspire an alternative response -- one
which is true both to conservative religious convictions regarding
sexual morality, and which is genuinely respectful towards persons
whose convictions differ from traditional understandings --
upholding both righteousness and justice, and humbly extending
genuine respect: wholehearted love unmarred by fear."
- A gay Christian college student talks about being
gay and Christian. He tells his own story, how he came to call
himself gay, discusses change ministries, whether Christians are
gullible, the origins of homosexuality, and answers objections. An
insightful site well worth a visit.
White's Justice Net
- Mel White, author of Stranger at the Gate -
To Be Gay and Christian in America, was once the ghost
writer for such leaders of the Religious Right as Jerry Falwell and
Pat Robertson. Currently a prominent gay activist, he is also the
Minister of Justice for UFMCC (the Universal Fellowship of
Metropolitan Community Churches), a church founded by a gay minister
for gay people. White's articles are thought-provoking, and
conservative Christians could well learn lessons from his "Soul
Force Principle" teachings. Links cover pro-gay interpretations
of Scripture which teach that the Bible nowhere condemns same-gender
sexual activity. (Keep scrolling on Mel White's page, as some really
helpful links are several screens down.)
- This link will open a new window with a list of
specifically Seventh-day Adventist web resources -- both those in
harmony with GLOW principles and those not.