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LGBTQ+ and Spirituality

Local Welcoming Churches

High Country United Church of Christ

Sun: 11 AM
8233 Highway 421-N
Vilas, North Carolina, 28692

Grace Lutheran Church

Sun: 9:30am Contemporary Service
Sun: 8:30am, 11:00am Traditional Service
115 E. King Street
(828) 264-2206

Christ's United Church

Sun:  7PM
381 King St (Meets @ Boone Unitarian Fellowship)
Monthly Potluck at 5:30
For more information call Cindy 263-0057 or
Email: [email protected]

Boone Friends Meeting (Quaker)

Sun: 10:30 AM
184 N. Water Street
Mailing: PO Box 301
Boone, NC 28607
(828) 264-9844 

Boone Unitarian Universalist  

Sun: 11 AM
381 E. King Street
Boone, NC 28607
(828) 264-4456

St. Luke's Episcopal Church

Sun: 10:15 AM
170 Councill Street
Boone, NC 28607
(828) 264-8943


Viewpoints on Homosexuality and Christianity

Viewpoints on Homosexuality and the Bible






Eastern and Orthodox

  • AXIOS : Eastern and Orthodox Gay and Lesbian Christians


Metropolitan Community Churches (MCC)

Mormon (LDS)


Seventh Day Adventist

The Society of Friends (Quaker)

United Methodist

  • Affirmation : United Methodists for GLBT Concerns
  • Reconciling Methodist Network: Network of Reconciling Congregations and Campus Ministries across the U.S.


  • Unity : Spiritual seekers often say that finding Unity is like coming home. Unity is an open-minded, accepting spiritual community that honors all paths to God and helps people discover and live their spiritual potential and purpose.



  • Al-Fatiha Foundation : An international organization dedicated to Muslims who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, those questioning their sexual orientation andor gender identity, as well as their families, friends, partners, and allies.
  • Queer Muslim Home Page : A page for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered Muslims, and for allies.
  • Queer Jihad : Queer Jihad is the queer Muslim struggle for acceptance: first, the struggle to accept ourselves as being exactly the way Allah has created us to be; and secondly, the struggle for acceptance and tolerance among Muslims in general. 'Jihad' is a misunderstood word: to the educated Muslim, it denotes the struggle with one's self, one's nafs, one baser, lower instincts, the struggle to do good, to be good, to put into practice the beliefs and values we claim to possess. Only in a secondary, technical sense does it mean 'holy war'. Thus, the 'queer jihad' is our own struggle with sexuality, with accepting it and dealing with it, and moving on.


Other Links


  • A Right Wing and Prayer: The Religious Right and Your Public Schools by People for the American Way
  • Coming Out Spiritually: The Next Step by Christian de la Huerta
  • Do's & Don'ts of Dealing with the Religious Right by Marc Adams and Todd Tuttle
  • Gay Soul: Finding the Heart of Gay Spirit and Nature by Mark Thompson
  • Islamic Homosexualities: Culture, History, and Literature by Stephen O. Murray and Will Roscoe, Eds.
  • Lesbian Nuns: Breaking Silence by Rosemary Curb, Ed.
  • Living Proof: Courage in the Face of AIDS by Carolyn Jones
  • The Lord Is My Shepard & He Knows I'm Gay by Rev. Troy D. Perry
  • Making Love Visible: In Celebration of Gay and Lesbian Families by Geoff Manasser and Jean Swallow
  • Out of the Bishop's Closet by Antonio A. Feliz
  • The Preacher's Son by Marc Adams
  • Queer Dharma: Voices of Gay Buddhists by Winston Leyland, Ed.
  • Stranger at the Gate: To Be Gay and Christian in America by Mel White
  • Twice Blessed: On Being Lesbian, Gay, and Jewish by Christie Balka and Andy Rose, Eds.
  • Uncommon Calling: A Gay Man's Struggle to Serve the Church by Chris Glaser
  • The Word Is Out: Daily Reflections on the Bible for Lesbians and Gay Men by Chris Glaser
  • Wonderfully, Fearfully Made by Fr. Robert L. Arpin
  • Blessed Bi Spirit: Bisexual People of Faith by Debra R. Kolodny, Ed.
  • Coming Out As Sacrament by Chris Glaser
  • Coming Out While Staying in: Struggles & Celebrations of LGB's in the Church by Leanne McCall Tigert
  • Gay Theology Without Apology by Gary David Comstock
  • Homosexuality and World Religions by Arlene Swidler, Ed.
  • Identity and the Case for Gay Rights: Race, Gender, Religion As Analogies by David A. J. Richards
  • Is the Homosexual My Neighbor?: A Positive Christian Response by Letha Dawson Scanzoni
  • The Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement: Campaigning for Justice, Truth and Love by Sean Gill, Ed.
  • More Than Welcome: Learning to Embrace GLBT Persons in the Church by Maurine C. Waun
  • Openly Gay, Openly Christian: How the Bible Really Is Gay Friendly by Samuel Kader
  • Our Tribe: Queer Folks, God, Jesus & the Bible (Millennium Edition) by Nancy Wilson
  • Pastoral Care of Gays, Lesbians, and Their Families by David K. Switzer
  • Peculiar People: Mormons and Same-Sex Orientation by Ron Schow, Wayne Schow, & Marybeth Raynes, Eds.
  • Reclaiming the Spirit: Gay Men and Lesbians Come to Terms With Religion by David Shallenberger
  • Religion Is a Queer Thing: A Guide to the Christian Faith for LGBT Persons by Elizabeth Stuart, Ed.
  • Riding Wild Horses Home: A Conservative Christian Apology by Katherine W. Unthank
  • Speaking of Christ: A Lesbian Feminist Voice by Carter Heyward
  • Spiritual Direction and the Gay Person by James L. Empereur
  • Taking a Chance on God: Liberating Theology... by John J. McNeill

Disclaimer: All links listed are provided as information only with no endorsement intended, implied or otherwise. The content and perspectives presented in these linked sites are not necessarily those of The Office of Multicultural Student Development or Appalachian State University.