LGBTQ Christians looking for love can rejoice: gay Christian dating app, Believr, will be launching soon.
Although many LGBTQ people feel alienated by Christianity because of passages in the Bible condemning homosexuality, there are between 6.9 to 8.7 million LGBTQ Americans who identify as Christian.
Believr is working to connect religious LGBTQ individuals that may be looking for relationships that queer dating apps like Grindr and Scruff may not be able to provide.
According to the app’s website, their goal is to help LGBTQ Christians to “form a lasting relationship by uncovering your personal values.”
“The reason we’re building Believr is to provide a space for a diverse group of people who have felt too queer for Christians and too Christian for LGBTQ+ spaces,” Believr told LGBTQ Nation.
According to Believr, anyone in the LGBTQ community is welcome on the app, despite being built and marketed for Christians.
Not only are non-Christians welcome, as are LGBTQ Christians who are looking for hookups or polyamory, not just long-term monogamous relationships.
“We have a broad view of human sexuality and believe everyone has value regardless of their sexual preferences,” Believr said. “We believe in the basic truth that we all want to be connected and loved. Anyone is welcome no matter how they experience or express their sexuality.”
LGBTQ Nation asked the app about their views about Leviticus 18:22 and 20:13, the two infamous verses calling gay sex an “abomination” worthy of death.
“It is not the mission of this company to justify verses condemning homosexuality,” they said. “We are a part of the LGBTQ+ community and stand against the abuse and marginalization caused by the misinterpretation of these verses.”
There is not set launch date for the app, but you can sign up for an email notification when it does through their website.