Archives for November 2013

Christian leaders call U.S.’s new ambassador to the Dominican Republic an “insult,” a “faggot,” and threaten him physically

Join me in congratulating James “Wally” Brewster and his husband Bob, as this week Brewster begins his new position as the U.S. ambassador to the Dominican Republic. [Read more…]

Happy Thanksgiving! (For some, I guess. I dunno.)

  It’s 3:30 in the morning. Today’s Thanksgiving! My wife Catherine is asleep upstairs. I’m down here on the couch with my laptop. Man, how was that not way too much boring information? Then again, it’s not like anyone’s gonna read this. Who reads a blog on Thanksgiving? Who writes a blog on Thanksgiving? [Read more…]

The grateful crier (Thanksgiving 2013)

An offering for those who feel like that they have less to be thankful for than they wish they did. [Read more…]

The Thanksgiving 2013 Share a Prayer

Leave a prayer and say a prayer as you go into this year’s holiday season. [Read more…]

When your Christian family rejects you because you’re gay

I get what invariably strikes me as a baffling amount of criticism for being “too divisive.” “It divides the body of Christ!”, for instance, is/was Complaint #1 about The NALT Christians Project (which I co-founded). If I’ve had a Christian “instruct” me that I’m being too divisive one time, I’ve heard it from more Christians than you [Read More…]

She must choose between her Methodist church job and her pro-gay beliefs

I got this letter in today. Its writer would appreciate hearing your thoughts on her dilemma: [Read more…]

Best Hebrew-to-English lesson ever [VIDEO]

I love this guy. Plus now I’m smarter. Yayeth! [Read more…]

An open letter to students of Independent Fundamental Baptist (IFB) colleges

Greetings! My name is John Shore. I’m a Christian. Like you, I believe in the literal divinity, miracles, atonement, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. [Read more…]

Is there a madness to their Methodists?

A few weeks back I wrote In landmark move, Methodist bishop defies church law and colleagues to marry gay couple, about how Methodist bishop Melvin G. Talbert, in defiance of the Methodists’ scary-sounding Council of Bishops, was going to come out of his retirement in Tennessee, and travel to Alabama in order to officiate in [Read More…]

The fundamentally toxic Christianity

There is no Christianity more toxic or abusive than that practiced by the 8-million strong Independent Fundamental Baptists cult. [Read more…]