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March 04, 2013
Must he choose between his wife and their gay daughter?
Hi John; I'm reaching out for some help. Aside from a wonderful pastor/friend in our...
March 01, 2013
It’s Mom’s choice: her dogma or her daughter
Hi John. I was raised going to a Baptist church, and consider myself very spiritual and...
February 27, 2013
The one sin God cannot forgive
Dear John: Is there any sin so bad that God, through Jesus Christ, cannot forgive...
February 25, 2013
My sister is in a three-person relationship; what should I do?
Dear John, First, I want to thank you for doing what you do. I've been...
February 13, 2013
Can a gay Christian honor his gay-condemning father?
John, I’m a 22-year-old gay Christian, and my father doesn’t approve of the choice I...
January 03, 2013
Am I trying to justify my homosexual sins?
Here's a letter I got in this weekend: Good day John. I'd like to say...
November 05, 2012
How can you be thankful when others have so little?
Dear John, As Thanksgiving approaches, I’ve come to realize that I don’t know how to...
October 31, 2012
A reader asks: “How can I believe in God as you do?”
John, you're brilliant. Have you ever written about what gives you faith? Why you actually...
October 30, 2012
A progressive Christian asks “How do I not hate most Christians?”
As a progressive Christian in the red state of Kentucky, I struggle with separating my...
October 18, 2012
What does a woman mean when she says “I need space”?
Dear John, A good friend of mine suggested I contact you. I am now at...
October 15, 2012
“My mom thinks Satan is making me live with my girlfriend”
Got this letter in: I grew up in a very conservative Christian environment and as...
October 09, 2012
A liberal lesbian in a fundy Christian ministry: Not. Good.
Dear John, I am part of a ministry that answers prayers via email and sends...
October 03, 2012
Liberals in conservative churches: leave, or stay to effect change?
Yesterday on my Facebook page I wrote this: I receive letters from closeted liberals in...
October 02, 2012
All her new friends
Lately we've been diving a bit into the swirling dark waters of Christian fundamentalism (The...
October 01, 2012
I’m terrified of my growing attraction to Christ
Dear John, I need to ask about Christian conversion, and I need to ask someone...
September 21, 2012
“Help with my anger at being sexually abused as a child”
Dear John, It's amazing to me how rapidly a day can take a turn for...
August 17, 2012
“Why has God cursed me with infertility?”
Yesterday I received this email, the subject line of which read My spiritual crisis. Hi...
July 23, 2012
“Does my signed pledge make me a traitor to the LGBT cause?” asks a Christian college professor
Dear John Shore, It's taken me forever to write this, because it will reveal me...
July 10, 2012
Pagans and heathens and goats! Oh my!
Received this letter yesterday; my response is below it. Hi John: What's your take on...
June 04, 2012
16, Christian, and surrounded by bigots: Dan Savage invites me to answer
Dan Savage asked me to step in and answer a letter he'd received from a...
May 21, 2012
“I’m an ex-fundamentalist who misses having faith in God”
Dear John: I grew up in a evangelical church that did not condone questions. Questioning...
May 07, 2012
From gay-hating fundie to righteously angry lesbian. Now what?
Got this in: Hey John, I grew up in a Christian environment since I was...
April 23, 2012
Pastor: “You deserve death for supporting gay relationships.”
Got this in: Dear John, I am a supporter of gay rights who is growing...
March 29, 2012
Christian woman: “She’s pulled the plug on her own son, whom I love and cared for. How do I deal with my anger?”
She has long cared and loved as a brother a special needs boy her family...
March 23, 2012
Is she addicted to pornography?
Hi John, You seem to be one to never shy away from difficult topics, so...
March 20, 2012
“Am I crazy to think God saved me from my abusers?”
Hi, John. This is in response to your post, As a Christian, Must She Forgive...
March 14, 2012
“Why shouldn’t I, a queer polyamorous girl, give up on Christianity?”
I don't believe in Christianity; I believe in the particular form of Christianity that I...
March 06, 2012
“Should I, a gay man, choose an excellent Catholic hospital?”
This just in: Dear John, I have a question on which I'd like your thoughts....
February 27, 2012
Must I forgive the brother who sexually abused me for seven years?
A woman writes in with an extremely difficult question.
February 17, 2012
Won’t her mom be surprised/confused
Got this in this week: Hello John, God bless you, and thank you so much...
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