When Bad Christians Happen to Christians in Love with Non-Christians

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Ah, young love. Even awful Christians can’t stop it. [Read more...]

“It was terrifying for a young girl just beginning to realize that she was a lesbian.”

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From hatred, hope. [Read more...]

The tragedy of Christian fundamentalism strikes again

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His sister became a toxic fundamentalist Christian. Now what? [Read more...]

See ya’ next year (and a few quick answers)

Hi, guys. So, in order to fully concentrate on the novel I’m writing, I’m going to stop blogging for the month of December. I hope each and every one of you has a wonderful holiday season. See ya’ next year! Before cutting out, a few quick responses to writers-in requesting my counsel: To the 17-year-old Christian [Read More...]

Freaky Friday

The other day a friend of mine instant-messaged me, “How come you never publish any happy letters?” “Well, for one, I rarely get any.” As I was typing that reply I got an email alert. Waiting in my inbox was this letter: Dear John Shore, Since finding your blog/website last week, I have read many of your [Read More...]

Conservative Christian couple wants to out their gay teen

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It’s great how much they care. Up to a point. [Read more...]

Jesus Christ wouldn’t know most of Christianity today from a McDonald’s

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Forget what all the negative people of the world do and say. If you give them any of your peace, they’ll take all of it. [Read more...]

Pastor torn between being an LGBT ally and being angry with a young father who suddenly wants to live as a woman

Here’s a letter I got in yesterday from a pastor whom I know to be a good and true LGBT ally: John, I’m having an issue coming to terms with something that’s happening in the life of a woman at my church (whom I’ll call Sue), and was hoping you could offer some insights or [Read More...]

Pastor calls his Christian teenage son “disgraceful, demon-possessed poison.” Guess why.

Portrait of a Depressed pre-teen boy.

I’ve been trying for hours to think of how to respond to the poor young person who wrote me the letter below. Usually I tell teens in this situation to simply lie to their parents: say you’re straight; smile a lot; get what love from them you can; get out. I advise this because I know [Read More...]

New pastor refuses church membership to beloved church congregant with cancer. Guess why.

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The pastor shifted positions in his chair, and said, “You’re not going to like the direction this conversation is about to go.” [Read more...]


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