Can you “Pray the Gay Away?” Well, Lisa Ling investigates one of the most controversial debates in Christianity today: whether or not it’s possible to be gay and Christian at the same time. The episode airs Tuesday night on her “Our America” show broadcast on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) at 10/9c.
One of the previews focuses on Exodus – the group that claims they can cure homosexuality. While another preview focuses on an organization called The Naming Project that actually teaches kids that God loves them no matter what. I’d rather focus on that preview!
From the organization’s website: The goal of The Naming Project is to provide a safe and sacred space where youth of all sexual orientations and gender identities are named and claimed by a loving God; can explore and share faith; experience healthy and life-giving community; reach out to others; and advocate for systemic change in church and society.
Tune in on Tuesday at Find out more about the show: “Our America” with Lisa Ling on OWN
To find OWN on your cable system and a schedule information, visit:http://www.oprah.com/own/tv-schedule/index.html
The Naming Project also has a list of some great LGBT Christian Website links:
Gay Christian Network
An Online Network for GLBT Christians. It is a highly moderated discussion board, so it is quite safe for youth under the age of 18. There are several precautions in place to protect all members, so youth can participate in discussions.
Institute for Welcoming Resources
This website includes a variety of resources for parents, families, and people interested in learning more about GLBT and faith life. There are helpful books to purchase as well.
Freedom for lgbt people from religious and political oppression through the practice of relentless nonviolent resistance.
An Online Magazine for GLBT Christians
Find more LGBT Christian resources at The Naming Project - http://www.thenamingproject.org/resources.shtml