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On giving up on Christianity
I don't know if it's happening with people generally; maybe it's just...
When is an abuser's apology not an apology?
Sometimes your brain tells you that you received an apology, while your...
A Christian grandmother nails the transgender issue
"The truth wasn't hard to find anyway. It was there every time...
The real reason anti-LGBT Christians are so obsessed...
I mean, c'mon already.
40 Questions for (fear-mongering) pastor Kevin DeYoung, now...
Going viral today is a post by pastor Kevin DeYoung called 40 QUESTIONS...
Dear angry evangelical Christians
You have nothing to fear but fear itself.
LGBT ruling = Attack of the Crazy Christians...
Hi, folks! Congratulations to all who are rejoicing over SCOTUS's historic ruling...
She's 17 and bi--and her parents won't allow...
Sometimes honesty isn't the best policy.
Why Christian evangelizers should stop
Evangelicals are sending non-Christians exactly one message. And half of it needs...
Round TWO in our Big Debate about evangelizing...
Hey. No one said religion was pretty.
"We will continue to wear white as long...
When God decides to make a point with weather.
What Non-Christians Want Christians to Know
I'm doing an online debate on "Evangelism in the Workplace: Is Sharing...
10 Reasons It's Wrong to Evangelize in the...
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN! Welcome to the first of three rounds in this...
Sexual abuse and the pressure to forgive
If you've been sexually abused, the last thing on earth you need...
Why You're Completely Able To Judge Caitlyn Jenner
Today my friend and fellow Patheos blogger Ben Corey posted a piece...
Leading pastor of the Duggars' fundamentalist denomination: "Only...
A pastor of the same fundamentalist denomination as the Duggars wants victims...
Attack kitty sayz: "Can I haz no gayness...
I was walking in a park near my home this morning when,...
Pastors Unite to Denounce Churches' Attack on Progressive...
"We believe Rev. Good and his colleagues are preaching a distorted view...
Eight "Bible-believing" churches vs. one progressive church
It's one church against eight.
"Satan created no man; God created no sin....
Reaching out saves lives.
Women being "subservient" is everything Jesus opposed
This isn't a complicated issue.
Fundamentalism and Wife Abuse: A Matter of Conscience
A terrible truth about fundamentalism that cannot be reasoned away.
How churches support domestic violence, and what you...
Choosing to be a housewife and mother is an honor. Having been...
When Bad Christians Happen to Christians in Love...
Ah, young love. Even awful Christians can't stop it.
If hell is real, then love has no...
Show me a Christianity that insists upon hell being real, and I'll...
"Bible believing" pastors and the enabling of domestic...
The inevitable legacy of the Christianity which insists upon a wife's "sacrificial...
"It was terrifying for a young girl just...
From hatred, hope.
The tragedy of Christian fundamentalism strikes again
His sister became a toxic fundamentalist Christian. Now what?
A Pilgrim's diary entry at the end of...
"One day the Indians will appreciate that we are their betters, and...
What? Megachurch Leader Rick Warren Left Behind?
"... Because I said the truth to Rick Warren, and he heard it."
How Christians arguing against homosexuality sound to me...
In the eight years I've been fighting against the Christian condemnation of...
6 truths about "forgiving" sexual abuse
For anyone who's ever been pressured to forgive their abuser.
Going through hell to find the secret to...
After thinking about it long and hard, I realized that the answer...
Fear not, Christians who believe in hell
In the blogosphere one rarely comes across a hell-believing Christian who isn't...
Attention: Republicans, Joel Osteen, FOX News, and Biblical...
If you're gonna be a literalist, be a literalist.
Proof that believing in hell is not Scriptural
There is solid scriptural support for the three radically differing traditional Christian...
Critiquing Southern Baptist leader Al Mohler's critique of...
Al Mohler wants you to know what's wrong with my reasoning on...
Everything a Christian needs to know about hell
Anything more than this is a waste of time.
Conservative Christian couple wants to out their gay...
It's great how much they care. Up to a point.
Why are so many Christians so obnoxious and...
Why talk to a middle-man when you can go right to the...
Leaving Christianity is going viral
Pastor torn between being an LGBT ally and...
Here's a letter I got in yesterday from a pastor whom I...
Pastor calls his Christian teenage son "disgraceful, demon-possessed...
I've been trying for hours to think of how to respond to...
New pastor refuses church membership to beloved church...
The pastor shifted positions in his chair, and said, "You're not going...
Kid on trial today for ... well, coming...
Today an unnamed 14-year-old kid from Everett, Pennsylvania is being tried in PA's Bedford County...
A Christian mother on raising her gay teen
I wish this letter from the Christian mom of a gay teen...
When Christian parents of a gay teen disagree...
The gay-affirming Christian mother of a gay teen writes to ask how...
“We're Christians whose son-in-law has come out as...
Her beloved son-in-law, the father of her granddaughter, has revealed that he...
Calling Pope Francis to Lewistown, MT
Time for a teaching moment, Pope Francis.
Is there a pro-LGBT equivalent to "It's in...
If for some reason I find it incumbent upon me to boil...
How it's been
You can't please everyone—but you can please the right one.
Challenging the evil empire of anti-gay Christians, and...
How to I deal with Christians promoting hate; how do I quell...
Pastor tells mom her lesbian teen can't be...
A pastor tells a concerned mother that her gay daughter can't be...
No hell for people who constantly sin? Really?
If there is no hell, then what happens to people who sin...
Spencer Tracy's awesome argument for gay marriage
"You can try to ignore those people, or you can feel sorry...
Heard the news? Gay people don't exist!
Anti-gay Christians convening today. What are they hiding?
"You are associating your name—your honor, your integrity, your reputation, your entire...
Vicky Beeching and the "sin" of being gay
"Right-wing pastors preaching that gay people are going to hell because God...
Pastors of America: Remember Mark Driscoll
A letter to every fundie pastor in America about taking a lesson...
Do I smell a right-wing Christian rat behind...
Here's the whole story behind OCU's "controversial" psychology class.
Ohio State University teaches Christians are stupider than...
A recent quiz given to Ohio State University students -- and a...
How we remember who we are
A quick lesson in literally everything you need to know about praying.
Censorship, threats and book-burning: Christians vs. Gays in...
It's easy enough to think the struggle against Christians seeking to negate...
Help: I'm a lesbian whose Christian girlfriend thinks...
Got in the letter below. I answer following it. Dear John, I...
Come out of the closet, Secretly Progressive Pastors!
If you are a Secretly Progressive Pastor, now is the time for...
A Rhyme for the Time
A person, a company: They've been judged the same! (Dad, Pastor, Investor...
Dear gayophobic Christian parents of America
"Prayer warriors needed to help me fight Satan for the soul of...
The Supreme Court's travesty (and Ginsburg's brilliant dissension)
History will not be kind in its memory of today's Supreme Court...
Obama invites my guest blogger to the White...
Southern Baptist Pastor Danny Cortez first decided that being gay is no...
The Southern Baptist Convention throws transgender people under...
On June 10, 2014, delegates ("messengers") to the annual meeting of the...
Five e-z steps for calming down fights over...
In order to help ratchet back the animosity that so often characterizes...
Al Mohler and the Southern Baptists' big gay...
Why does the SBC so vociferously cling to the first half of...
Southern Baptist pastor accepts his gay son, changes...
UPDATE: Pastor Danny and his son Drew were invited to the White...
You might be a dying breed of Christian...
If any of these apply to you, you just might be a...
Gay Christian teen beaten up, then saved by...
I started to ask myself if I'm being the bigger person, or...
Dancing cheek to cheek to cheek?
Dear John, As I read through your interview with a polyamorous woman...
One man, one woman, one who (like God;...
In the future gender identity won't matter. Here's a part of why.
Is having to pretend at church worth being...
I smile and nod, the same as I did in my high...
Is every Christian against gay marriage necessarily a...
The call of today's anti-gay Christians is, "Stop calling us bigots, everyone!...
Methodist bishop dismisses case against lesbian minister
"In dismissing this case, Bishop McLee has chosen to honor the inclusive...
To be young, gay, Christian, and afraid
That people want the Bible to say that being gay is a...
Hosanna! Jesus is Risen! Let us bash some...
It was Easter morning, and the message these Christian leaders proclaimed to...
Dare to believe that Jesus was God
For now and the next three days, allow yourself to believe that...
A church for the unchurched?
Is this a church for the unchurched?
85 million unchurched Christians. Is that good?
Eighty-five million American Christians don't go to church. Is that a good...
Farewell, Christians who won't extend Jesus' love to...
The whole gay-Christian "debate" is like watching a great ocean wave rising...
Why the surprise at learning how much evangelicals...
No one gets to declare that they follow the Prince of Peace...
“My strategy worked for World Vision just like...
"I hope pro-gay and anti-gay Christians fight forever. Then guys like me...
From a young transgender man: "Tell me again...
There are so many ways to erase a mistake, correct a failing,...
To secretly gay-affirming pastors of conservative churches
One year ago I met with the pastor of a large conservative...
Breaking news: United Methodist Bishop drops all charges...
The Bishop didn't just drop the charges against Ogletree. He turned them...
So beautiful. So simple. So right.
Meet Brandon Towns, an eighth-grade science teacher from Dayton, Ohio. He's made...
Christians: Be thee not discombobulated by transgender persons!
Transgender people are only trying to live into what Jesus said: "The...
The whole deal on the straight/gay/Christian thing
Straight people are freaked out by gay (to use a euphemism)...
Having a gay son got them booted from...
Her gay teen son, once so happy, had become depressed, self-cutting, suicidal....
Are you listening, Bob Jones University?
Here's hoping that God, through the voices of the people with whom...
To a Christian lesbian rejecting her love
To reject love is to reject God, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit,...
Bob Jones University shuts down year-long investigation of...
Bob Jones University was fully cooperating with an investigation into sexual abuse...
My 100% guaranteed pick on tonight's Creationism vs....
In tonight's much ballyhooed Creation vs. Science debate, viewers sitting in front...
Atheist fundamentalists fighting fire with fire
Above is the billboard the American Atheists have "launched" near the Metlife...
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