Archives for March 2014

Why the surprise at learning how much evangelicals hate gay people?

No one gets to declare that they follow the Prince of Peace while at the same time declaring that gay people deserve to be burned alive forever. [Read more…]

“My strategy worked for World Vision just like it did for Duck Dynasty,” says PR superstar

“I hope pro-gay and anti-gay Christians fight forever. Then guys like me will keep getting richer and richer.” [Read more…]

From a young transgender man: “Tell me again that you love me.”

There are so many ways to erase a mistake, correct a failing, eliminate an undesirable person. [Read more…]

A “biblical” man attracted to transgender women

He’s afraid of what might be true about him. [Read more…]

“I have had it with these !!#!@&*!! snakes in this !!#!@&*!! glen!”

But, as he grew older, Pat found himself increasingly distressed by the fact that his beloved home glen, known to the local townsfolk as Gakearnei Egrhhe o Kieaierainieau Blagraiehor o’er Lehkrkhaerneyai nee’ O’Ianietraneourenlochnegear by the Bay … [Read more…]

To secretly gay-affirming pastors of conservative churches

One year ago I met with the pastor of a large conservative church. It was a secret meeting: when I found the guy tucked into the corner of a coffee shop, he was practically wearing dark sunglasses and a wig. [Read more…]

Breaking news: United Methodist Bishop drops all charges against Thomas Ogletree, calls for end of “disciplining” UMC pastors who perform gay weddings

The Bishop didn’t just drop the charges against Ogletree. He turned them into a huge brass bell he used to ring what will likely be remembered as the death knell of the anti-gay policy of the largest mainline Christian denomination in the world. [Read more…]

So beautiful. So simple. So right.

Meet Brandon Towns, an eighth-grade science teacher from Dayton, Ohio. [Read more…]

Giving up myself for Lent

Along with meat and alcohol, this year for Lent I’m going to give up something else. Insofar as I can, I’m going to give up myself. [Read more…]

Forget “teaching.” Learn.

Is God asking you to teach someone, or to learn from them? [Read more…]