Archives for September 2010

Married Christian Struggling With Gay Desires Responds to Comments

Today I received an email from the man who wrote the letter featured in yesterday’s “Letter From a Married Christian Man Privately Struggling with Homosexual Desires.” He asked if I would share it, and of course I agreed to. Here it is: [Read more…]

A married Christian man struggles with homosexual desires

In my inbox this morning, I found the following letter: Hi John, I’m am married man with kids who my whole life has lived with homosexual tendencies. Scared and still am for most of my life of someone finding out. I have hidden it, and no one in my straight life knows of this side [Read More…]

My Writings on Christians/Christianity and Gays

Hey, team. For a while now I’ve been getting inquiries from people wondering what (else, usually) I’ve written on the relationship between Christians/Christianity and LGBTerites. This is just to let you know that at the top of my blog there is now a tab to a page, Christians/Christianity and Gays, whereon I’ve listed links to [Read More…]

Words Do Matter; Bullying Does Matter: An Interview with the Executive Director of The Trevor Project

In September of 2010 I interviewed Charles Robbins, then executive director and CEO of the Trevor Project, the leading national organization focused on crisis and suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. After publishing my recent post The Gay Teen Suicide Rate and the Christian Condemnation of Gays, I contacted Mr. [Read More…]

Want to Know About Religion? Talk to an Atheist.

From this article in today’s Los Angeles Times: If you want to know about God, you might want to talk to an atheist. Heresy? Perhaps. But a survey that measured Americans’ knowledge of religion found that atheists and agnostics knew more, on average, than followers of most major faiths. In fact, the gaps in knowledge [Read More…]

The Gay Teen Suicide Rate and the Christian Condemnation of Gays

It’s a fact that gay teenagers are about thirty percent more likely than straight teenagers to take their own lives. It’s a fact that the vast majority of Christians believe that being gay is a profound moral failing, a foul aberration, a repelling, unnatural offense against God that fully warrants as punishment an eternity spent [Read More…]

VOGUE Knitting

This morning I learned that there’s a magazine called VOGUEknitting. For the benefit of other magazines who might also be looking to reach audiences one might not naturally associate with them, might I suggest these other specialty ancillary issues? [Read more…]

“John’s Band.” I Sense a Movement! (Oh, Stop! I Swear, I Can’t Take You People Anywhere…)

Yesterday, in one of the zillion little comment threads on my Facebook fan page, reader (and blog commenter extraordinaire) Mindy Brown Carney said something about the “band” of commenters on my blog. [Read more…]

My Blog and the Silly Putty People

Running a blog is like posting a big sign on the gate outside of your house that says, “Like this house? Come in! Have a seat! Talk amongst yourselves!” And people do! They wander in, they look around; they might say a word or two: perhaps a big speech, perhaps only a snide aside. They [Read More…]

Honorable Discourse!

Here are a few–though by no means all–highlights from the discussion that yesterday took place in the comments section of The Curse of the Crappy Christians: [Read more…]