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November 12, 2014 22 min

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Artist and author David Hayward has been writing and drawing cartoons at his NakedPastor blog since 2005. He left the professional ministry in 2010, partly in response to his controversial drawings and musings, to dedicate himself to his art, writing and creating community for others who have felt abused and abandoned by the traditional church. He has just released a new book called The Art of Coming Out: C...

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Jennifer Knapp was fly fishing along the banks of a river somewhere in middle Tennessee when the world learned that she was a lesbian. Rumors about the sexuality of the contemporary Christian music singer had been swirling around for years, especially after she quit her career during the height of her success and retreated into self-imposed obscurity.

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A new group called Evangelicals for Marriage Equality has as new vision for the evangelical church in America — one where LGBT Christians are welcome, just as they are. In this Godcast, we talk with EME spokesman Brandan Robertson about their vision for the church and how they imagine dialogue with the anti-gay factions in the church can bring this about.

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October 27, 2012 20 min

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Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson has used his experiences, and his high position, to pen a new book, God Believes in Love: Straight Talk About Gay Marriage, that seeks to answer the ten most popular questions he has heard about marriage equality for gay and lesbian people. In the book, he tackles questions like why marriage is even an issue for LGBT people, why straight people should support it and why civil uni...

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The United States is currently in the throes of a spiritual awakening, according to author Diana Butler Bass. In her new book Christianity After Religion: The End of Church and the Birth of a New Spiritual Awakening, Bass says we are at a crossroads in history. We can choose to move forward into new emerging spiritualities, or we can heed the siren sound of the traditionalists calling us back to a romantici...

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February 2, 2011 27 min

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Jay Bakker is the son of famous television evangelists Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker. He grew up on the PTL (Praise The Lord) Club, and he suffered terribly when his parents’ empire fell. Turning to drugs and partying eased the pain for awhile, but now Jay is out with a new book, Fall to Grace: A Revolution of God, Self & Society, that describes not so much his fall from grace, but his fall to grace. Jay ex...

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It’s not every day that a book comes along that literally saves your life, but Dr. Jack Rogers says he’s heard that comment more than once about his book Jesus, the Bible, and Homosexuality, Revised and Expanded Edition: Explode the Myths, Heal the Church. A new expanded and revised version of the book has been released, and we’ll check in with Dr. Rogers on what’s new in this extraordinary book.

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Imagine a world where the gay people are in the majority and straight people were the oppressed minority. Author and poet J.G. Woodward has imagined such a scenario in her new book Over the Course of a Lifetime.

Playwright and actor Peterson Toscano is famous for his play “Doing Time in the Homo Nomo Halfway House” that skewers ex-gay ministries. Now he’s turned his queer eye on the Bible, where he sees many transgender characters.

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As they have done the past two years, 17 young adults will pile onto a bus and visit 15 conservative Christian colleges around the country. Zak Rittenhouse is taking part in this year’s Soulforce Equality Bus Ride, and he’ll tell us why he wanted to take two months to bring people a message of God’s love.

The word “liberal” has most often been used as an insult, but Rev. Mike Piazza, the dean...

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Rev. Justin R. Cannon is only 24 years old, but he has accomplished much for the GLBT Christian community. His groundbreaking study on the Bible and homosexuality at www.inclusiveorthodoxy.org continues to educate our community. His latest project is an anthology of poems by GLBT Christians called Sanctified: An Anthology Of Poetry By LGBT Christians. We’ll talk with Justin on our 24th Godcast and find out why his latest project in...

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Presbyterian minister Rev. Dr. Janie Spahr has been acquitted by the church’s highest court of charges over her performance of same-gender weddings. Find out why the ruling is a mix of good news and bad news.

Would Jesus Discriminate? The 21st Century Question is the question Rev. Dr. Cindi Love is asking in her new book — and it’s spurring a worldwide movement.

Anthony Venn-Brown had a great career in the Assemblies of God church,...

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Defining the Emergent Christian movement is a little like defining the color blue to someone who has never seen or experienced it. Critics say the emergent movement is simply another wishy-washy liberal watering down of the gospel. Tony Jones, in his new book The New Christians: Dispatches from the Emergent Frontier, disagrees. In Whosoever’s 22nd Godcast, Jones tells us why to him, the emergent movement is...

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His book What the Bible Really Says About Homosexuality took the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community by storm when it was first published in 1994. Despite Christianity’s rejection of GLBT people, Daniel A. Helminiak’s book seemed to fill a void for our community and empowered us to begin working to reconcile our sexuality and spirituality. On this Godcast we talk with Daniel about his latest wo...

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From Romans 1 to 1 Corinthians, GLBT people are told that the New Testament is a source of condemnation of their very lives. When people quote Bible verses against GLBT people, these two verses are most often used from the New Testament.

In this seminar — co-hosted by Whosoever Founder Rev. Candace Chellew and Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor of Gentle Spirit Christian Church — you’ll discov...

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For the past 10 years, Soulforce has been using the non-violent tactics preached by Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. to try to change the hearts and minds of those who believe gays and lesbians should be excluded from church and denied equal rights in society. This year Soulforce has a lot on its plate, and Executive Director Jeff Lutes gives us the details in Whosoever Magazine’s 20th Godcast.

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From Genesis to Leviticus to 1 Kings, the Old Testament is often used as a weapon against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. Despite Jesus’ insistence that we are no longer under Old Testament law, modern day Christians still quote these texts to condemn GLBT people.

In this seminar — co-hosted by Whosoever Founder Rev. Candace Chellew and Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor of Gent...

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January 23, 2008 10 min

A filmmaker named Lisa Darden is trying to bridge the gap between GLBT people and those on the “other side.” Her new film project, For Such a Time as This, features interviews with leaders in the gay and anti-gay communities — including the editor of a humble Internet magazine for GLBT Christians.

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Just when you thought that not another book could be written to shed new light on the so-called “clobber passages” that are used against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Christians, along comes Rick Brentlinger, who schools us on Gay Christian 101: Spiritual Self-Defense for Gay Christians – What the Bible Really Says About Homosexuality.

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Education is the key to fostering understanding of any oppressed group, be they gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or straight. In Whosoever’s 18th Godcast we explore two very different approaches to educating others about diversity.

First, we find out what happens when the Ku Klux Klan gives a rally and clowns show up. We talk with one of the Ku Klux Klowns who schooled the Klan earlie...

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Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people are constantly told they are sick and sinful — that their very lives are an abomination to God. These words, repeated in pulpits, yelled at us from street corners and often said by family in our own homes as we grew up, harm our self-esteem and make us ashamed of living authentically as God created us.

How do you defend yourself? How do you answer ...

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