Uncommon Hope: A DVD Enhanced Curriculum Reflecting the Heart of the Church for People Affected by HIV/AIDS
Uncommon Hope offers a dynamic, small-group curriculum designed to support people of faith to end the silence and inaction magnifying the human suffering by HIV and AIDS. Uncommon Hope provides tools and experiences to foster the development of spiritual responses that are authentic to your community, consistent with the core teachings of all major faith traditions and respectful of the rich diversity reflected in the lives most impacted by the HIV/AIDS pandemic.
Uncommon Hope is open and inclusive of all people living with HIV and AIDS, whether they are infected in the body or affected as concerned and caring community members.
If you hunger to minister at the true intersection of justice, mercy, compassion and hope, then read the pages of Uncommon Hope.
Would Jesus Discriminate? the 21st Century Question
Rev. Dr. Cindi Love relates her own story along with the early success of a powerful campaign that she believes can change America.
Rev. Dr. Love narrates her personal passage from fundamentalist evangelism to founding a successful business. She also details the inception and implementation of the Would Jesus Discriminate? Campaign and describes how the campaign encourages dialogue between people of all walks of life; provides a useful frame for a political discourse in the religious context of America; confronts the insidious harms of prejudice and discrimination, and insists that non-heterosexual people are no mere “afterthought” of God.
Who Would Jesus Love?
Ray Boltz album TRUE featuring song “Who Would Jesus Love?” inspired by the book Would Jesus Discriminate? by Dr. Rev. Cindi Love.
Holy Terror: Lies the Christian Right Tells Us to Deny Gay Equality
The best-selling author of Stranger at the Gate returns with an insider’s exposé of the origins of the Christian fundamentalist movement and how its virulent anti-gay agenda has led to the rise of the Tea Party movement, among other forms of recent right wing extremism.
In Holy Terror, the Rev. Dr. Mel White argues that the true goals of today’s fundamentalists are to break down the wall that separates church and state, superimpose their “moral values” on the US Constitution, replace democracy with theocratic rule, and ultimately create a new “Christian America” in their image. They believe this is a Christian nation that must be returned forcibly to its Christian roots.
Real Conversations (Print & Digital)
The new booklet by Haven Herrin continues to look several faiths’ texts used against LGBTQ people but adds more positive avenues for conversation and scriptural backup. Real Conversation is part deconstruction of old “clobber passages” and part demonstration of how to engage with ancient texts, scrutinizing how we read them and why. Gender, power, history, ethnicity, and political context frame this new resource.
People all over the world order these booklets. Often, we get a story about why…it’s for a friend, a parent, a child, a religious authority. We’ve sold thousands at or below cost in the last 13 years. We understand that you need these pamphlets for important outreach, but not everyone has the same resources. We invite you to order a single copy of any of our booklets on a sliding scale from $0 to $10. These resources, of course, are never free but rather the result of years of study, critical analysis and love. We will rely on you to determine what makes sense for you as part of the Soulforce community.
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What the Bible Says – and Doesn’t Say – about Homosexuality
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A 24-page booklet written by the Rev. Dr. Mel White that offers a biblical response to the question people often ask: “How can you consider yourself a Christian when you are also gay?”
Soulforce Water Bottles
Now available in clear or gray. BPA free and holds hot or cold beverages. A great way to support Soulforce!
What the Science Says about Homosexuality
Research-based answers to ten of the most commonly asked questions about lesbian women, gay men, and their families. This 36-page booklet was written by Jeff Lutes, MS, LPC, and former Executive Director of Soulforce.
Stranger at the Gate
Mel White’s autobiography. This is the account of a deeply religious man’s coming to terms with his gayness and the impact that process had on his life. A former ghostwriter for Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson, Billy Graham, and other religious-right personalities, White offers a compelling story; gay readers raised in a fundamentalist Christian environment will find themselves saying, “That happened to me.” Yet the book’s subtitle is somewhat misleading. This is not really so much about being gay and Christian in America as it is the story of one individual’s struggles. To describe what it means to be gay and Christian is truly a difficult task; perhaps there is no one concrete definition.
Soulforce Equality Ride 2012 Photobook (Coming Soon!)
Twenty pages that cover the journey from Philadelphia to San Francisco. Documents meeting with Focus on the Family in Colorado Springs, working with the APEX Youth Center in New Orleans, daily life on the bus, and the beautiful activists we worked with on the way.
Limited edition of 100.
COMING SOON! COMING SOON!
I am… Safe Zone LGBT Ally Development DVD
Social Justice is a comprehensive organizer and ally training for advocates who are interested in being smart allies across gender, race, sexuality, class and ability. Soulforce has worked with facilitator Jess Pettitt in previous projects and is now excited to offer you her training DVD’s at a special price for our members that also gives back to Soulforce.
As a friend of SoulForce, we offer you a 20% discount on I am… Safe Zone LGBT Ally Development DVD tool. I am… Safe Zone is highly interactive and comes with tons of free downloadable resources. Along with your discount, SoulForce will get a $50 donation to support our work and develop relationships like ours.
Below you will find a collection of Soulforce materials produced over the years. These resources may be out of date, use exclusive language, or not focus on the broad range of issues affecting our communities. We include them here as part of our history and you may still find use in them, modifying or adapting them as necessary.
A False Focus on My Family: Why every person of faith should be deeply troubled by Dr. James Dobson’s dangerous and misleading words about the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community
A 32-page booklet written by Jeff Lutes, MS, LPC, that sheds light on the false anti-gay rhetoric of Dr. James Dobson and Focus on the Family.
Christian Youth: An Important Voice in the Present Struggle for Gay Rights in America
A 48-page booklet that contains bible studies, letters from young Christian leaders, and more.
*(UnAvailable) Homosexuality: The Debate is Over. The Verdict is In. Not a Sickness! Not a Sin!
Witnesses for the Defense demonstrate that it is time to end the tragic debate with full acceptance of sexual and gender minorities. (Video, 50 min.)
*(UnAvailable) Dear Dr. Dobson: An Open Letter Video to Focus on the Family
Jeff Lutes, MS, LPC, a psychotherapist and family counselor, documents and responds to each of Dobson’s false claims. This DVD includes interviews with Jack Drescher, MD, who has published extensively on the ethical dangers associated with therapies designed to “change” sexual orientation. It also includes an interview with Robert Spitzer, MD, commenting on how his study has been incorrectly used to perpetuate an anti-gay agenda. Finally, Dr. Judith Stacey summarizes the research on same-gender parents, speaks about how her study has been misused by Focus on the Family in court cases, and confronts Dobson’s frequent distortion of the facts in this area. The DVD includes a music video bonus feature by Jason & deMarco. (DVD 29 min. )
*(Unavailable)The Power of Youth
Jake Reitan, Soulforce Young Adult Director, uses dramatic historic footage to demonstrate the power of youthful activism. He explains simply and clearly the work of Soulforce and invites viewers to join. (Video, 18 min.)
*(Unavailable) How Can I Be Sure That God Loves Me, Too?
The Rev. Dr. Mel White makes it perfectly clear that God loves GLBT people exactly as they are. (Video, 24 min.)
*(Unavailable) The Rhetoric of Intolerance: An Open Letter Video to Pat Robertson
A devastating collection of misleading fundamentalist rhetoric is shown, confronted, and condemned. (Video, 29 min.)
*(Unavailable) The Trials of Jimmy Creech
A dramatic interview with a heterosexual United Methodist clergyman who risked everything to support GLBT people and to end the policies that caricature and condemn them. (Video, 28 min.)