A lesbian and a fundamentalist walk into a bar

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Ok, so it was really a Starbucks in a little strip-mall out in the northern suburbs of Atlanta but you have to admit “A lesbian and a conservative minister walk into a suburban Starbucks” just doesn’t have the same ring to it. Anywho… As some of you know, last week I wrote an open letter [Read More...]

An Open Letter to Billy Humphrey of IHOP Atlanta on ‘Homosexuality and Gay Marriage’

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My friend Mike Morrell invited me to read and respond to a post produced by Billy Humphrey of IHOP-Atlanta.  Mike graciously reminded me to use my words (and some of those words come from our similarly conservative backgrounds).  Mike shared my response as a guest post on his own blog today. Here is my response (and Mike’s note).    [Read More...]

BOLO: Bible Drive-By Linked to Myth Labs

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Coming Out Christian blotter report: Independence Day, 2013 FBPD received a status update reporting a possible bible drive-by at the corner of Faith St. and Reason Ave. at approximately 6:15 p.m.  Unit 2239 responded to the J316 call immediately and set up a permitter to assess the scene. Witnesses report there was a quiet party occurring at [Read More...]

What’s the difference between welcoming and affirming homosexuals?

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In the wake of all the flap about the, rather specious, albeit on the surface, good and hopeful news from the now defunct Exodus International, a friend who is on this journey with us, asked me to explain the difference between welcoming and affirming.  He honestly and openly is concerned about those who are drawing a line in the [Read More...]

Surviving the Exodus . . . finding a radically new life.

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I just could not wait to post this powerful testimony from a friend of mine, David Gregory Starbuck.  No wordy introductions, no set-up, just lifting up his words as a prayer for grace and understanding… Forgiveness is in process and it will come, but as an Exodus survivor I at least have to pause a [Read More...]

What changed Exodus International’s Mind?

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On June 19, the leaders of Exodus International issued a formal, public apology to the LGBT community for the years of deep damage they have wrought in the lives of people of faith who were convinced they could be changed from gay to straight by the organizations wrongheaded, harmful practices.   Today I awoke to the Good News that the board of Exodus International has [Read More...]


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