Faith & Religion

Faith & Religion

Faith & Religion At freedom2b, we don’t believe there is a conflict between Christianity and sexual orientation. However, LGBTI people of faith can have great difficulty in not only accepting themselves, but also finding places where they are accepted by others who share their faith. We hope the resources below will be of some assistance.

Biblical PerspectivesOrganisations & NetworksWelcoming Churches

Biblical Perspectives

The following list contains articles and papers written by various clergy and scholars. For a quick overview of the relevant passages in the Bible, and links to other online gay Christian sites, please check out the clobber passages page.

Organisations & Networks

Around the world, many groups have been set up to support LGBTI people in various denominations. Here are the ones we know of in Australia.

  • Acceptance Sydney (Catholic)
    Acceptance is a welcoming ministry of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, their family and friends affirming their dignity and Catholic faith.
  • Changing Attitude Australia (Anglican)
    Promoting Full Inclusion of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex People in the Life of the Anglican Church.
  • Gay Christian Network (Non-denominational)
    The Gay Christian Network is a nonprofit ministry serving Christians who happen to be lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender, and those who care about them. Though based in the US it has an active Australian community.
  • SDA Kinship (Seventh-Day Adventist)
    SDA Kinship facilitates and promotes the understanding and affirmation of LGBTI Adventists among themselves and within the Seventh-day Adventist community worldwide. They have an active Australian arm.
  • Uniting Network Australia (Uniting)
    Uniting Network Australia is the national network for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people, their families, friends and supporters within the Uniting Church in Australia.

Welcoming Churches

Over at Gaychurch.org you can find the world’s largest directory of LGBTI-affirming churches. Here are some Australian picks: