Books and websites about religion and LGBT issues
Books on the topic of Sexuality and Religion:
Children are Free: Re-examining the Biblical Evidence on Same-sex Relationships by Jeff Miner (excellent for answering questions about the Bible...highly recommended)
Homosexuality and Christian Faith: Questions of Conscience for the Churches by Walter Wink
Anything but Straight: Unmasking the Scandals and Lies Behind the Ex-Gay Myth by Wayne Besen
Is the Homosexual My Neighbor: A Positive Christian Response by Letha Dawson Scanzoni and Virginia Ramey Mollenkott
What God Has Joined Together? A Christian Case for Gay Marriage by David G. Myers and Letha Dawson Scanzoni
Jesus, the Bible, and Homosexuality: Explode the Myths, Heal the Church by Jack Rogers
The New Testament and Homosexuality by Robin Scroggs
A Time to Embrace: Same-Gender Relationships in Religion, Law, and Politics by William Stacy Johnson
What the Bible Really Says About Homosexuality by Daniel A. Helminiak
Their Own Receive Them Not: African American Lesbians & Gays in Black Churches by Horace L. Griffin
A Whosoever Church: Welcoming Lesbians and Gay Men into African American Congregations by Gary David Comstock
Talking about Homosexuality, a Congregational Resource by Karen P. Oliveto
Exile or Embrace? Congregations Discerning Their Response to Lesbian and Gay Christians by Mahan Siler
Stranger at the Gate: To be Gay and Christian in America by Mel White
Here I Stand: My Struggle for a Christianity of Integrity, Love & Equality by John Shelby Spong
National websites for welcoming and affirming religious organizations
Entry Point Church - Entry.point is a church, a faith community, that explores our relationship with a higher spirit each week. Our theology is fairly simple, "love one another." But what makes us unusual is that we mean that. We are not out to change anyone. We accept and welcome all.
bpfna.org - Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists (AWAB)
dignityusa.org - Through their national organization and many local chapters, Dignity works for education, for the reform of the Roman Catholic Church's teachings and pastoral practices toward sexual minorities, and for the acceptance of all people as full members of the Church.
emergence-international.org - A world-wide community of Christian Scientists, their families and friends providing spiritual and educational support for LGBT people.
ecinc.org - The national network of gay and lesbian evangelical Christians and friends.
gladalliance.org - Gay, Lesbian and Affirming Disciples Alliance
integrityusa.org - A nonprofit organization of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Episcopalians and their straight friends.
interfaithalliance.org - The Interfaith Alliance works to promote interfaith cooperation around shared religious values to strengthen the public's commitment to the American values of civic participation, freedom of religion, diversity, and civility in public discourse.
glbtjews.org - The World Congress of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Jews
elm.org - Lutheran Lesbian and Gay Ministries
rainbowbaptists.org - A website providing support, information and advocacy for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer identified Baptists, their family and friends.
sdakinship.org - A nonprofit support organization which ministers to the spiritual, emotional, social, and physical well-being of Seventh-day Adventist lesbian, gay men, bisexual, and transgender individuals and their families and friends.
soulforce.org - An interfaith movement committed to ending spiritual violence perpetuated by religious policies and teachings against gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people.
rmnetwork.org - A national grassroots organization that exists to enable full participation of people of all sexual orientations and gender identities in the life of the United Methodist Church, both in policy and practice.
mccchurch.org - All are welcome in the Metropolitan Community Church; a worldwide fellowship of Christian churches with a special outreach to the world's gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities.
Inclusive churches in Indiana
(These are member organizations of the Interfaith Coalition on Nondiscrimination and are just a sampling of the inclusive churches in Indiana):
Broadway United Methodist Church, Indianapolis - http://www.broadwayumc.org
Congregation Beth-El Zedeck, Indianapolis - www.bez613.org
Downey Avenue Christian Church - www.downeyavenue.com
Eastside Peace & Justice Forum of Cumberland First Baptist Church, Indianapolis
Orthodox Catholic Church of America, Indianapolis - www.orthodoxcatholicchurch.org
LifeJourney Church - www.lifejourneychurch.cc
Lockerbie Central United Methodist Church, Indianapolis
North United Methodist Church, Indianapolis - www.northchurchindy.org
Plymouth Congregational Church, Ft. Wayne - www.plymouthfw.org
St. Luke's United Methodist Church, Indianapolis - www.stlukesumc.com
St. Peter's United Church of Christ, Carmel - www.stpeterscarmel.org
Temple Israel, Gary - www.templeisraelmiller.org
The Church Within, Indianapolis - www.thechurchwithin.org
Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Bloomington - www.uubloomington.org
Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Hendricks County, Danville - http://uucchc.org
Unitarian Universalist Church of Indianapolis - www.uui.org
Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Fort Wayne - www.uufortwayne.org