Queer Affirming Church Q&A With Pastor Joseph

Being an LGBT+ affirming church in the Philippines, Open Table MCC receives a lot of questions about our advocacy, so we decided to do a Q&A session. We have received various questions from our social media accounts such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Rev. Joseph Tiu San Jose answers questions such as: how to handle […]

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Open Table MCC Goes to PUP Pride 2020

Rev. Joseph San Jose of Open Table Metropolitan Community Church was invited last March 5 for PUP Pride 2020, to give a talk about religion, spirituality, and sexuality. The theme for PUP’s pride event this year is “Defying Adversity, Forwarding Advocacy”. PUP Pride is not just about celebrations and empowerment. As part of the LGBTQ+ […]

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Homosexuality is NOT a Sin: Part 4 – Paul’s Letters to Romans / Corinthians

No fems? No fairies? Did Paul really think that the “effeminate” would not “inherit the kingdom of God” in 1 Corinthians 6:9-10? And what did Paul mean about women “exchanging natural sexual relations with unnatural ones” in Romans 1:21-28? Was he referring to LGBT+ relations as we understand it today; or is there something more […]

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Homosexuality is NOT a Sin: Part 3 – Brokeback Mountain and Polyamory in the Bible

Did you know that a “gay” and a “lesbian” couple is present in the bible? Or that a queer family is portrayed in the scriptures? Or how about when Jesus affirmed a “gay” couple? “Homosexuality is NOT a Sin” is our 5-part series that aims to have a progressive and critical approach to Scripture. Hosted […]

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Homosexuality is NOT a Sin: Part 2B – The True Sin of Sodom

The story of Sodom and Gommorah is one of the most commonly-used bible stories against homosexuality. But if we investigate the story further, is the story really about being gay or LGBT? “Homosexuality is NOT a Sin” is our 5-part series that aims to have a progressive and critical approach to Scripture. Hosted by Open […]

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