Casting the first stone

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I’ve been thinking a lot about the arrest of judge Roy Moore’s son. Did you hear about it? According to the police department in Troy, Alabama, Chief Justice Roy Moore‘s son Caleb, who is 24, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana after a run-in with police in the [Read More...]

Freedom of religion: marriage and guns

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Content warning:  Smattering of salty language, overuse of parenthetical asides and at least two shenanigans. There are “freedom of religion” bills cropping up all over the bloody States. From where I sit, the spirit of these bills is gives anyone the ability to holler “God hates fags” if they do not want to a. sell [Read More...]

Grace in Alabama – thy name is Jeremy Todd Addaway

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Last month Jeremy Todd Addaway, a self-identified red-neck in Alabama, tried and failed to find evidence that the legalization of same-sex marriage in Alabama had caused any damage to the state, “I read on the news today some information, that homosexuals will be getting married in Alabama today, so I wanted to give you a [Read More...]

Yes I am intolerant of intolerance

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So, earlier today I posted a story on Facebook about an attorney in California who filed a proposed ballot measure with the California Attorney General’s office asking voters to criminalize homosexuality in the state and impose a death penalty sentence. “The People of California wisely command, in the fear of God, that any person who willingly [Read More...]

Between You and God: The Spinning Wheel of Death | A guest post by Cheryl A. Leanza

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I am so grateful to Kimberly for offering a chance to guest blog here.  As I am sure many of you do, I admire Kimberly’s writing so much — she brings the real struggle that we all experience to life in her posts — giving me energy to face my own struggles.  I work for [Read More...]

An open letter to Roy Moore: my rights unalienable

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Dear Roy, I am grateful for the lawmakers in states around this beautiful and broken country who have the compassion and courage to lift up legislation that recognizes my LGBT sisters and brothers as full citizens in the land we share. I am prayerful that more states, like my own sweet Georgia will soon see the light [Read More...]

Equal rights for LGBT people are not last rites for Christians

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This week I’ve seen three news pieces and read scads of comments regurgitating the crazy notion that granting equal rights to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people denies rights to Christians. Rep. Vito Barbieri (R-Dalton Gardens) said he was worried extending protections to the LGBT community would strip “people of faith” of their rights. “It’s impossible to ignore [Read More...]

The church is killing her gay children

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It happens every day, “good Christians” pierce the hearts, minds and souls of the children who they promised at birth and baptism to love as Christ has first loved us. Churches willfully slaughter their own when they choose to read the bible through the eyes of self-righteous, deadly legalism rather than radical, live-giving love. Jesus had a great [Read More...]

I’m not your rainbow doormat

For as long as I’ve been tending the weedy garden of this blog I have been asked by theological horticulturalists, from hobbyist to professional, “why you gotta be so mean?” Ok, maybe not exactly like that but I definitely hear regular challenges to my voice, from both sides of the aisle, that read a little [Read More...]

Until We Could by Richard Blanco

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The next two weeks my mind will be awash in all things Pride as we prepare to do down south what folks around the country did back in June. Claim how far we come. Create opportunities for more people to know they are beautiful and beloved. Celebrate who we are. On Sunday, October 5 I have the honor of [Read More...]


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