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March 12, 2014
To secretly gay-affirming pastors of conservative churches
One year ago I met with the pastor of a large conservative church. It was...
March 10, 2014
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...
March 07, 2014
So beautiful. So simple. So right.
Meet Brandon Towns, an eighth-grade science teacher from Dayton, Ohio. He's made the latest Not All...
February 28, 2014
Having a gay son got them booted from their church. But look at them now!
Her gay teen son, once so happy, had become depressed, self-cutting, suicidal. And then she...
February 27, 2014
Are you listening, Bob Jones University?
Here's hoping that God, through the voices of the people with whom GRACE spoke, speaks...
February 25, 2014
Christians: Be thee not discombobulated by transgender persons!
Transgender people are only trying to live into what Jesus said: "The truth shall set...
February 18, 2014
The whole deal on the straight/gay/Christian thing
Straight people are freaked out by gay (to use a euphemism) relations—the same way...
February 14, 2014
To a Christian lesbian rejecting her love
To reject love is to reject God, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, and the very...
February 06, 2014
Bob Jones University shuts down year-long investigation of sexual abuse on its campus
Bob Jones University was fully cooperating with an investigation into sexual abuse on its campus....
February 04, 2014
My 100% guaranteed pick on tonight’s Creationism vs. Evolution debate
In tonight's much ballyhooed Creation vs. Science debate, viewers sitting in front of their computers...
January 29, 2014
Atheist fundamentalists fighting fire with fire
Above is the billboard the American Atheists have "launched" near the Metlife Stadium. It'll be...
January 23, 2014
The Hobby Lobby’s baseless grab for women’s rights
A few things about the Hobby Lobby case that beg to be considered.
January 08, 2014
Why atheists win arguments with Christians about God
Atheists are better prepared than Christians to argue about God. Why? Because logic.
January 06, 2014
What can a woman know about pastoring?
Who is more obviously qualified to be a pastor than a privileged straight white male?
January 03, 2014
Why I’ll soon be drunk in New York
Things get better.
December 30, 2013
The sole Christian in a three-way relationship
What's a Christian bisexual lesbian in a three-way relationship living in the deep South to...
December 26, 2013
NALT’s response to the Duck Dynasty controversy
Hi, all. While I was on vacation last week, Wayne Besen and Evan Hurst, my...
December 16, 2013
The opportunity for straight Christians
Straight Christians: God is watching you. And, perhaps even more importantly, so are all the...
December 15, 2013
One vote for Jesus being brown and Iraqi [VIDEO]
Meanwhile, we're arguing about Megyn Kelly and whether or not Santa should be shown smoking...
December 14, 2013
Fifty shades of Jesus
Wondering about the skin color of Jesus and/or Santa? Well, wonder no more.
December 11, 2013
“I love you; now change.” Really, Christian?
The only good way to show how wonderfully God is working in your life is...
December 06, 2013
Atheist and Christian argue about hell (in a Starbucks). Atheist wins.
An atheist and a Christian debate hell in a Starbucks. The atheist wins.
December 04, 2013
Who needs fundamentalism during Christmas? Nobody.
IMHO this animated billboard—placed by American Atheists in Times Square—is not only obnoxious, but is...
December 01, 2013
Help this pastor help people with AIDS
Today, December 1, is World AIDS day. What better day to sponsor this pastor's 545-mile...
November 29, 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...
November 23, 2013
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...
November 22, 2013
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...
November 15, 2013
Is there a madness to their Methodists?
A few weeks back I wrote In landmark move, Methodist bishop defies church law and...
November 13, 2013
The fundamentally toxic Christianity
There is no Christianity more toxic or abusive than that practiced by the 8-million strong...
November 13, 2013
Remember Christ’s “The truth shall set you free?”, Bob Jones University?
If you've been following along (see Monday's Waiting for Bob Jones's Huge Gay Bomb to...
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