Obama invites my guest blogger to the White House

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Southern Baptist Pastor Danny Cortez first decided that being gay is no sin. Then Danny’s 15-year-old son Drew came out to him. Then Danny and Drew bonded even more because of awesomeness. Then Danny told the elders of his church that he no longer believed that being gay is a sin. Instead of summarily firing [Read More...]

The Southern Baptist Convention throws transgender people under the bus


Yesterday delegates to the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention (the largest Protestant body in American, with around 16 million members) approved a resolution concerning transgender people. The points they affirmed about transgender people are below, each followed by the supporting text from the affirmed resolution. Following these points is the whole of the [Read More...]

Five e-z steps for calming down fights over abortion


In order to help ratchet back the animosity that so often characterizes our conversations about abortion, I propose that whenever people gather to discuss the issue, before beginning everyone present resolves to agree upon the following five points, which anyone should be able to: 1. We all love and adore babies. 2. We can all [Read More...]

Al Mohler and the Southern Baptists’ big gay lie

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Why does the SBC so vociferously cling to the first half of its apparently critical law on marriage, while so utterly ignoring that same law’s second half? [Read more...]

Southern Baptist pastor accepts his gay son, changes his church.


UPDATE: Pastor Danny and his son Drew were invited to the White House on June 30! Hi John, I wanted to introduce myself to you. My name is Danny Cortez and I pastor a small Southern Baptist Church in La Mirada, CA. We’re about a mile from Biola University in a very conservative neighborhood. Anyway, [Read More...]

Gay Christian teen beaten up, then saved by REAL Christians


I started to ask myself if I’m being the bigger person, or if I am wrongly demonizing an entire population. [Read more...]

You might be a dying breed of Christian if …


If any of these apply to you, you just might be a dying breed of Christian. [Read more...]

One man, one woman, one who (like God; like us) is both and more.


In the future gender identity won’t matter. Here’s a part of why. [Read more...]

Is every Christian against gay marriage necessarily a bigot?


The call of today’s anti-gay Christians is, “Stop calling us bigots, everyone! Just because we believe what the Bible says about homosexuality does not make us bigots!” So, let’s think about that. Pertinent question #1: When does the anti-gay Christian become irrefutably a bigot? Answer? The moment he or she does anything to restrict the [Read More...]

Is having to pretend at church worth being accepted?


I smile and nod, the same as I did in my high school Bible club, and let them tell not to worry, that one day I’ll find Mr. Right. [Read more...]