Archives for August 2012

“Call me a pervert, Father. Accuse me of incest, polygamy, pedophilia.”

A week or so ago Ting Lin, whom I wrote about in A Taiwanese Christian Lesbian Everyone Should Know, sat down to write a letter to her father. When finished she wasn’t sure what to do with the letter. Rather than mail it to her father she decided to publish it on her blog, which [Read More…]

What the LGBT debate among Christians is – and isn’t

In the recent dinner-table debate between Brian Brown of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) and Dan Savage of  … normal life, Dan said this: John Shore, who’s a Christian blogger, a pro-gay-marriage Christian blogger and author, says that the Bible has no place in a conversation about the legality or illegality of gay marriage. [Read More…]

Brian Brown vs. Dan Savage: The Transcript

You’ve heard of the debate. (Um .. but in case you haven’t: on the left, sporting a brown suit, is president of the National Organization for Marriage Brian Brown, who is very much against gay marriage; on the right, sporting impressive biceps, is Dan Savage (It Gets Better , Savage Love, Savage U.), an advocate [Read More…]

The deciding LGBT issue that Christians cannot ignore

Professor Malachi tapped a file resting in the middle of his desk. “Let’s consider this candidate right here. The man’s a homosexual.” Arthur shifted in his chair. “I think he goes to hell.” “Are you certain of that?” [Read more…]

15 Ways to Stay Sane Caring For an Elderly Parent

One of the most emotionally complex and difficult things a person can experience is taking care of an elderly parent. I recently spent time tending to my aging, widowed father, and thought I’d pass along these fifteen points, each of which I found to be significantly helpful during this phase of my own life. 1. [Read More…]

BIG SALE! My e-books now $2.99 each, print $5.99 – $8.99

For a limited time only, my e-books are on sale for $2.99 each. That’s the Kindle or Nook edition of UNFAIR, 7 Reasons, I’m OK—You’re Not, Penguins, Ten Ways Christians Fail to be Christian, Hell No! and HA!, for $2.99 each. (For NookBook links of same, see side-column at right.) Print editions of these books [Read More…]

“Why has God cursed me with infertility?”

Yesterday I received this email, the subject line of which read My spiritual crisis. Hi John! I am writing you to get your insight on a struggle I am having. I grew up in a Southern Baptist Church, and loved it. I had what most Christians would call a very close “relationship” with Jesus. Then [Read More…]

A cry to Christians from an “Evil Satanic Marxist Nazi Gestapo Hitler”

I received the email below last night. It’s certainly apropos to my recent post about the aftermath of the “Gay Wars.” Its subject line was “Thank you for being sane.” [Read more…]

Are only Christians allowed into heaven? (VIDEO)

Forgive if you’ve already seen the video below. But this weekend I was involved in a few really good conversations on the nature of Christian exclusivity, and so today want to share it here. If you like this video and the argument it presents, it would mean a lot to me if you would share [Read More…]

Victory, spoils, and the aftermath of the Gay Wars

Relative to last time’s A gay reader confronts a Catholic bishop in an airport, I yesterday got in the below interesting perspective from Jon Hatch. Jon has a Master’s of Philosophy in post-conflict reconciliation studies (via this program at Trinity College Dublin) and is currently entering the final phase of his Ph.D. of Theology. [Read more…]