Archives for June 2012

Dragged by my neck out of Sunday School! [Podcast]

Below is my latest podcast. Listen, share, subscribe, download, write nice things about me on iTunes, try not to stumble off the treadmill or turn the wrong way down a one-way street while listening to it. [Read more…]

Four letters: Tell me again, evangelicals, how God approves of what’s done to gay people in His name

I thought I’d share with you these four letters recently written me. You’ll see that beneath each letter I’ve (too inadequately) responded to it. If you are a straight Christian who believes that you are doing God’s work by continuing to condemn same-sex relationships, please read these letters. Please read the fifty-odd letters from gay [Read More…]

Hello, gay Christians in China!

Hello from America to my Chinese friends! My name is John Shore (or, in Chinese, 蕭約翰). I am 54 years of age. I reside in the large city of San Diego, in the state of California. I am a heterosexual. I have been married to my beautiful wife for thirty-one years. This is me: [Read more…]

We’ve decided to pull this story

We’ve determined that it’s in the best interests of some of the key players involved in the Ugandan/transgender story to wait a bit before rolling it out. I apologize for any inconvenience. (Greatly, now that I see many of you are visiting via my friends at Sorry! Allow me to humbly recommend my recent [Read More…]

New podcast episode: Play-Doh isn’t food

Hi, guys. The third show of my podcast is below. Includes: my first church-ish experience; a temporary new mom; definitely not food, no place for art; dysfunctional camping; time before time; angry dad; and washing my hands in holy water. The picture is of me, before we left our house for the first time I’d [Read More…]

As Alan “Pray Away the Gay” Chambers ties his tongue in a knot …

Alan Chambers of Exodus International (the flagship “pray-away-the-gay” organization) has just published “Defining Exodus – Letter from Alan Chambers for June 2012,” wherein he attempts to make Exodus seem less retro-insane than most people now understand it to be. Alan’s letter is below. Inserted within it, in bracingly beautiful blue, are my comments on that [Read More…]

Her letter: “My boyfriend, ex-gay ministries, and the church: FAIL”

Anyone still clinging to the idea that “ex-gay” ministries are anything but cruel absurdities would do very well to read this letter sent to me last week. [Read more…]

How to make a cop insist that you get out of his car

First of all, let me say happy Monday! A new week! New possibilities! New challenges! New clothes, maybe, if you went out and bought some recently. I dunno. I haven’t bought any new clothes since last time I had a normal job, which was … um … gosh, when I worked in law offices about [Read More…]

Episode 2 of my podcast: Booted from my church for being a heretic

Hi, guys. Here’s the second episode of my podcast. It’s about how I suddenly became a Christian, and then how my wife and I, since we wouldn’t sign a surprising anti-gay statement, were kicked out of our first church for being Actual Heretics. It’s so unbelievable. Anyway, this episode is the first of a series [Read More…]

“Seven Reasons Women Stay in Abusive Relationships”: paperback, Kindle sale, review

I’m very pleased to announce that my Seven Reasons Women Stay in Abusive Relationships and How to Defeat Each One of Them is now available in paperback for $7.99. Also, the Kindle edition of this book is also now on sale, down from $7.99 to $4.99. Seven Reasons is also available as a NookBook. Sarah [Read More…]