Resources for Clergy

Online Resources

Out in Scripture

From the Human Rights Campaign, Out In Scripture is a collection of over 175 conversations about the Bible. With the skilled help of 100 diverse scholars and pastors, from over 11 different denominations, you will discover a fresh approach to Scripture. Here you can be honest, question and go deeper.

Explore: Religion & Faith

The HRC Religion and Faith Program is working to create a world where nobody is forced to choose between who they are, whom they love and what they believe. Thanks in part to this work, more and more faith communities aren’t simply engaging in dialogue around LGBTQ equality, they’re leading the conversation. They do this work not in spite of their religious beliefs but because of them.

Printed Resources

A Book of Prayer: For Gay and Lesbian Christians

William G. Storey, The Crossroad Publishing Company, 2002

Christian Civility in an Uncivil World

Mitch Carnell, editor, Smyth & Helwys Publishing, 2009

Coming Out to God: Prayers for Lesbians and Gay Men, Their Families and Friends

Chris Glaser, Westminster John Knox Press, 1991

Crisis: 40 Stories Revealing the Personal, Social, and Religious Pain and Trauma of Growing Up Gay in America

Mitchell Gold and Mindy Drucker, Greenleaf Book Group Press, 2008

Gifted by Otherness: Gay and Lesbian Christians in the Church

L. William Countryman and M.R. Ritley, Morehouse Publishing, 2001

Jesus, the Bible, and Homosexuality: Explode the Myths, Heal the Church

Jack Rogers, Westminster John Knox Press, 2009

Living in Sin: A Bishop Rethinks Human Sexuality

John Shelby Spong, HarperSanFrancisco, 1988

The Loyal Opposition: Struggling with the Church on Homosexuality

Tex Sample and Amy E. DeLong, editors, Abingdon Press, 2000

Ministry Among God's Queer Folk: LGBT Pastoral Care

David J. Kundtz and Bernard S. Schlager, Pilgrim Press, 2007

Qu(e)erying Evangelism: Growing a Community from the Outside In

Cheri DiNovo, Pilgrim Press, 2005

Reconciling Journey: A Devotional Workbook for Lesbian and Gay Christians

Michal Anne Pepper, Pilgrim Press, 2003

Rescuing the Bible from Fundamentalism: A Bishop Rethinks the Meaning of Scripture

John Shelby Spong, HarperSanFrancisco, 1991

Shared Congregational Conversation Around Homosexuality

Lutherans Concerned/North America, 2000

The Sins of Scripture: Exposing the Bible's Texts to Hate to Reveal the God of Love

John Shelby Spong, HarperSanFrancisco, 2005

Take Back the Word: A Queer Reading of the Bible

Robert E. Goss and Mona West, editors, Pilgrim Press, 2000

Taking a New Look: Why Congregations Need LGBT Members

LifeQuest, 2008

"Thou Shalt Not Love": What Evangelicals Really Say to Gays

Patrick M. Chapman, Haiduk Press, 2008

What the Bible Really Says About Homosexuality

Daniel A. Helminiak, Alamo Square Press, 2000

Why Christianity Must Change or Die: A Bishop Speaks to Believers in Exile

John Shelby Spong, HarperSanFrancisco, 1998

The Word Is Out: Daily Reflections on the Bible for Lesbians and Gay Men

Chris Glaser, Westminster John Knox Press, 1994