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Andy Stanley's Church is NOT the "Safest Place in the World" for My Gay Teen

“Last June, my daughter showed up to church to lead worship in the elementary environment. The same woman, Christy, who had baptized her told her that morning that because she had come out as gay on Instagram, she could no longer serve in leadership, meaning she could no longer be a worship leader or lead her second-grade small group…” – via Church Clarity

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Troye Sivan Brings On The Heartbreak With ‘Boy Erased’ Song ‘Revelation’

“Troye Sivan plays a ‘gay conversion’ camp attendee in ‘Boy Erased,’ but he didn’t have to abandon his musical sensibilities entirely for the role. The pop singer, whose hits include ‘My My My!’ and ‘Bloom,’ teamed up with Sigur Rós frontman Jónsi for ‘Revelation,’ a new song included on the ‘Boy Erased’ soundtrack.…” – via Huffington Post

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Eugene Peterson, author of ‘The Message’ and pastor to other pastors, dies at age 85

“He is best known for “The Message,” his popular paraphrase of the Bible in contemporary language that made the Bible accessible to many Christians. Altogether, he wrote more than 30 books, including his 2011 memoir “The Pastor” and the Christian classic, “A Long Obedience in the Same Direction.”…” – via Religion News Service

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Tori Kelly & Avril Lavigne Segue From Pop to Gospel, Christian Charts

“A fellow pop singer-songwriter segues to the religious charts, as Avril Lavigne's "Head Above Water" launches at No. 5 on Hot Christian Songs, fueled by 10,000 first-week downloads sold, good for a No. 2 start on Christian Digital Song Sales. Co-written by Lavigne with Travis Clarke and Stephan Moccio, the song recounts Lavigne's battle with Lyme disease…” – via Billboard

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The New Hip Churches are Fooling Google. They Pop Up as “Gay-friendly” — it’s a Hoax.

“In our town, a Google search for “gay-friendly church” proves dangerously misleading. Most of the churches that pop up on page 1 will have (cleverly hidden) policies that discriminate against LGBTQ+ people (no weddings, no clergy). These churches consider themselves “friendly to gay people” — but they mean… – via Mean

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