UNFAIR: Christians and the LGBT Question

by John Shore

UNFAIR John Shore is one of America’s leading Christian writers on the subject of LGBT people and Christianity. His essays are widely credited with being central to the sea change in Christian thinking that has occurred on this issue in recent years. UNFAIR offers the most influential of Shore’s writings on the matter, along with twenty-seven heart-wrenchingly inspiring letters from LGBT Christians telling, in their own words, what it was like for them to grow up, and live today, both gay and Christian. (You can read one of those letters—”I Lived 30 Years Alone”—and more about UNFAIR here.)

“John Shore is sharp, he’s funny, and he’s right. To find out why I’ve called him America’s preeminent non-douchey Christian, buy and read this book. And I challenge anyone who believes that the Bible justifies the persecution of their gay and lesbian neighbors–particularly those on the religious right who’ve made lucrative careers for themselves out of bearing false witness against their gay and lesbian neighbors—to read this book’s opening essay, Taking God at His Word: The Bible and Homosexuality. — Dan Savage (American Savage, Savage Love, founder of the It Gets Better Project).

Find out what the experts say on the science of sexual orientation at, an ongoing project of Truth Wins Out (TWO) exploring the latest research and interviewing key scientists who have studied human sexuality.

Find information and resources about the welcoming church movement, and find a welcoming church near you, at the Institute for Welcoming Resources. is a web site dedicated to ministering to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Christian community and friends of our community. It features the largest welcoming and affirming church directory in the world.

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