“We Showed Up” :: Millennials & Reproductive Justice

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Consider the masses of younger women who showed up at the Texas statehouse before and after Wendy Davis’ pink-shoed filibuster against a bill that would effect devastating restrictions to women’s healthcare.  Consider the online organizing carried out by women like Jessica Luther to feed and sustain those orange-shirted activists.  Consider the recent panel on Millennials [Read More...]

Top Three Posts in June

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The most viewed posts here at feminismxianity in June 2013 certainly point to what some of the big news of the summer has been so far: Macklemore’s Theology of Same Love Red Logo Resistance: Homonationalism and the HRC God, Gays, & the Lutheran Church Basement Others rounding out the top ten include four other posts [Read More...]

We’ve Come A Long Way, Baby?

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Rev. Gene Robinson, groundbreaking retired Episcopal Bishop of New Hampshire, writes this month over at The Washington Post about the recent election of Dr. Guy Erwin as the first openly gay bishop in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.  I wrote a bit on this historic shift here, and Robinson notes what a difference a [Read More...]

God, Gays, & the Lutheran Church Basement

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Did you notice the location of the meeting between Alan Chambers, now-apologetic director of the now-former Exodus International, and the group of ex-Exodus members? The church basement. The Hollywood Lutheran Church basement was the site of the “God and Gays” episode of Our America with Lisa Ling on OWN. And it was a fitting location [Read More...]

Papa’s Day 2013

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Check out the great series of e-cards for Papa’s Day 2013 from Strong Families.  Some of the images are embedded here. This builds on the success of the Mama’s Day campaign in recent years, which I talked about last month.  It all comes from the organization whose motto simply is:  “All Families Matter.” Strong Families is [Read More...]

Our Voices: “Little Lady”

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This summer, I’ll be sharing a series of short personal stories from the Our Voices, Our Stories booklet published by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s Justice for Women program.  It is available in full on the program’s website, and is described thus: “Rooted in the gospel, truth-telling is a part of all social change, [Read More...]

Lutheran Pride

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June is LGBT Pride Month and so it’s a particularly good time to celebrate the fact that Rev. Dr. Guy Erwin has been elected by the Southwest California Synod to be the first openly gay bishop in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. President Barack Obama’s 2013 proclamation about Pride Month reads in part: Lesbian, [Read More...]

Pentecost Happened

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This Sunday, Christians celebrate Pentecost.  As a liturgical moment, it marks the arrival of the Spirit and enlivening of the community of gathered Jesus-as-Christ-believers, described in Acts 2.  As a vocabulary word in my introduction to Christianity course, it means “fiftieth” day since Passover.  This is important because that gathered community, still perhaps reeling from [Read More...]

Mama’s Day & “The Balance of Justice”

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The Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations describes the Mama’s Day movement and it’s connection to Mother’s Day: Mother’s Day was originally founded as an antiwar rallying cry by Unitarian Julia Ward Howe. This history reminds us that Mother’s Day is more than a day for flowers and pancakes. It’s a time to highlight the aspects [Read More...]


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