When Furbush attended Principia College in 2014, the admissions application still read: “I will refrain from … homosexual activity…” But on November 18, 2014, Principia changed its century-long discrimination policy against queer people. From 2016-2018, Furbush returned to openly teach (science) at Principia School as the Christian Science institution’s first out faculty member. He says it was an overwhelmingly positive experience.View Annotation
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Voorhees’s article largely represents a traditional Christian Science perspective on homosexuality in 2006. The article’s headings include “Theological Views on Companionship,” “Theological Views on Sexuality,” “Altering Christian Science Theology for LGBTQ Advocacy,” “Perspectives on Homohatred,” and “Organization and LGBTQ experience.”View Annotation
Stores, a self-identified gay Christian Scientist, thoroughly researched the relationship between Christian Science Church headquarters and its underreported, turbulent relationship with sexual minorities from the 1950s to the early 21st century. He argues that societal and economic pressures ultimately forced the Church to change its hiring policies.View Annotation