Resources for the Equality Bill (HR5), Transgenderism and Homosexuality
In this link, you will find information about the Equality Act (HR5), as well as sample letters you can use to write your Senators. There is also a very informative PowerPoint presentation.
This website has a precomposed email that can be sent directly to your Senators.
This is a great documentary put out by American Family Association entitled “In His Image.” Simply put in your email and you can watch it for free.
Here are transgender resources from Focus on the Family, one of the leading authorities for biblical truth and grace.
A description from the Ruth Institute website says:
“Millions of people have been harmed by the empty promises of the Sexual Revolution.
Whether you are a Child of Divorce, a Donor Conceived Person or a Refugee from the Hookup Culture, the Ruth Institute is here for you. You will find friendly (virtual!) faces, listening ears and powerful information. The suffering from the Sexual Revolution has gone on long enough. Are you with me? Let’s begin.”
In this book called Gay Girl, Good God, author Jackie Hill Perry shares her own story, offering practical tools that helped her in the process of finding wholeness. Jackie grew up fatherless and experienced gender confusion. She embraced masculinity and homosexuality with every fiber of her being. She knew that Christians had a lot to say about all of the above. But was she supposed to change herself? How was she supposed to stop loving women, when homosexuality felt more natural to her than heterosexuality ever could?
At age nineteen, Jackie came face-to-face with what it meant to be made new. And not in a church, or through contact with Christians. God broke in and turned her heart toward Him right in her own bedroom in light of His gospel.
Here is a book by Caleb Kaltenbach called Messy Grace. Caleb was raised by LGBT parents, marched in gay pride parades as a youngster, and experienced firsthand the hatred and bitterness of some Christians toward his family. But then Caleb surprised everyone, including himself, by becoming a Christian…and a pastor.
Very few issues in Christianity are as divisive as the acceptance of the LGBT community in the church. As a pastor and as a person with beloved family members living a gay lifestyle, Caleb had to face this issue with courage and grace.
Messy Grace shows us that Jesus’s command to “love your neighbor as yourself” doesn’t have an exception clause for a gay “neighbor”—or for that matter, any other “neighbor” we might find it hard to relate to. Jesus was able to love these people and yet still hold on to his beliefs. So can you. Even when it’s messy.