Faith and Sexual Orientation
What is Sexual Orientation? Sexual Orientation is defined as: “a person’s identity in relation to the gender or genders to which they are sexually attracted; the fact of being heterosexual, homosexual, etc.” (Definitions from Oxford Languages)
Much has changed over the decades regarding Faith and Sexual Orientation. Gay Marriage is legal on a Federal level in the US and many people are recognizing that LGBTQIA+ families are just like everyone else.
There are many resources that look at how faith and sexual orientation co-mingle in today’s society. Below are some great articles and websites to help you better understand how the two work together.
Presbyterian [www.mlp.org/] – Religious Identity, Sexual and Gender Identity
HRC (Human Rights Campaign) – What does the Bible say about Homosexuality
HRC (Human Rights Campaign) – What does the Bible say about Transgender People
Gay Church – https://www.gaychurch.org/ is a website dedicated to ministering to the LGBTQIA+ Christians and Allies all over the world. The site features the largest LGBTQIA+ affirming Christian church directory in the world. A large section of the site, Homosexuality and the Bible is dedicated to articles pertinent to reconciling one’s faith with their sexual orientation.
PFLAG – Faith FAQ