A Gay Faculty Member Writes About Working at a Christian College

There have been a number of posts on this site about gay Christians who attend religious schools and have to keep their sexual orientation under wraps.

But we rarely hear from faculty members at those schools who have to keep their homosexuality hidden.

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I’m Against That Show I’ve Never Seen Before

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The High School Performing a Play About ‘Adam and Steve’ Isn’t Being Anti-Christian

When I was in college, I performed in a play that offered a satirical look at the Bible. It was funny, there was no controversy, and when it came down to it, the play was actually pretty respectful of the underlying story.

You could say similar things about Paul Rudnick‘s 1998 play “The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told,” a play that features a female God and the characters “Adam and Steve” and “Jane and Mabel.” In the second part of the play, the same characters become real couples, living in New York City, coming to terms with their own beliefs.

When the play premiered years ago, the New York Times gave it a positive review: [Read more...]

We’re More Equal Than You Are

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Giant Portrait of Jesus Moves from Middle School to High School

Over the past couple of months, I’ve posted about a controversy at Jackson Middle School in Jackson, Ohio. They had a portrait hanging in their school, not of a student or administrator, but of Jesus:

Not only that — it had a prominent place in the school:

Last month, the Freedom From Religion Foundation and ACLU of Ohio filed a federal lawsuit against the school for its unlawful promotion of religion on behalf of anonymous families who have children in the district.

The school is holding the line that they aren’t promoting religion. Instead, the portrait was put up by a student group so to take it down would be a violation of their rights.

But, just to be safe, the school is taking a precaution…, [Read more...]


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