Since the 1990s Tabernacle has been an Open and Affirming and More Light congregation. For more information, read more about Our History in the LGBTQIA movement.

To complement our support as allies of the LGBTQIA community, we’ve aggregated a list of spiritual resources that may be of use to you.

These lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender spiritual resources are compiled and maintained by the Tabernacle united Church community, and are primarily, but not exclusively, Christian, especially progressive Christian and in the United Church of Christ and Presbyterian Church (USA) denominations to which Tabernacle belongs.

LGBTQIA Spiritual Resources


  • Bauer, Marion D, editor, Am I Blue? Harper Trophy, 1994
  • Bernstein, Robert, Straight Parents Gay Children, Thunder Mouth Press, 1995
  • Bellis, Alice Ogden and Hufford, Terry, Science Scripture and Homosexuality, Pilgrim Press, 2002
  • Borhek, Mary, My Son Eric Pilgrim Press, 1979
  • Boswell, John, Same-Sex Unions in Premodern Europe, Villard Books, 1994
  • Bouldrey, Brian, Editor, Wresting with the Angel, Riverhed Books, 1995
  • Buxton, Amity P. The Other Side of the Closet, John Wiley & Sons, 1994
  • Comstock, Gary, Gay Theology Without Apology Pilgrim Press, 1993
  • Conover, Pat, Transgender Good News, New Wine Skin Press, 1992
  • Gomes, Peter J., The Good Book, William Morrow & Co, 1996
  • Goss, Robert E., Take Back the Word
  • Hartman, Keith, Congregations in Conflict
  • Hazel, Dann, Witness, Gay and Lesbian Clergy Report from the Front, Westminster Press, 2000
  • Helminiak, Daniel A, What the Bible Really Says About Homosexuality, Alamo Square Press, 1995
  • Heyward, Carter, Our Passion for Justice, Pilgrim Press, 1984
  • Horner, Tom, Jonathan Loved David Westminster Press, 1978
  • Jacobsen, Janet R. and Pellegrini, Ann, Love the Sin, New York University Press, 2003
  • Johnson, Toby, Gay Spirituality, Lethe Press, 2004
  • Martin, April, The Lesbian and Gay Parenting Handbook, Harper Perennial, 1993
  • McNaught, Brian, Gay Issues in the Workplace St. Martin Press, 1993
  • McNeil, John, The Church and the Homosexual, Sheed, Anderson, and McMeed, Inc, 1976.
  • Minor, Robert N, Scared Straight Humanity Works!, 2001
  • Morrison, Melanie, The Grace of Coming Home, Pilgrim Press, 1995
  • Nelson, James B. Between Two Gardens, Pilgrim Press, 1983
  • Nelson, James, B Embodiment, Augsberg, 1978
  • O’Neill, Craig & Ritter, Kathleen, Coming Out Within Harper San Francisco, 1992
  • Osterman, Mary Jo, Claiming the Promise, An Ecumenical Welcoming Bible Study Resource on Homosexuality, Reconciling Congregation Program, 1997
  • Pennington, Sylvia, But Lord They’re Gay
  • Rogers, Jack, Jesus, the Bible, and Homosexuality, Westminster John Knox Press, 2006
  • Rudy, Kathy, Sex and the Church
  • Scanzoni, Letha Dawson, Is The Homosexual My Neighbor
  • Shilts, Randy, Conduct Unbecoming, St. Martin’s Press, 1993
  • Truluck, Dr. Rembbert, Steps to Recovery from Bible Abuse, Chi Rho Press, 2000
  • White, Mel, Stranger at the Gate, Plume Book, 1995
  • Wood, Robert, Christ and the Homosexual
  • The Gilberto Castaneda Lections 1998-2001 “Countering Homophobia in Bible and Theology”, Chicago Theological Seminary Register, 2001

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