5 things you REALLY mean when you say “I don’t approve of your homosexual lifestyle”

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The phrase “homosexual lifestyle” gets thrown around a lot by conservatives when jockeying for political power or popularity points. Sadly it seems it gets used even more so by otherwise nice enough people when they want to claim how much they love gay people, they  just “don’t approve of their lifestyle.” UGH! Please, God, please [Read More...]

Gay marriage causes harm…how?

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I heard today that Florida  is up to her tricks again and just can’t quite figure out how to looking intelligent, sane or compassionate in the 21st century (bless her heart). TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – The attorney general of Florida says in court documents that recognizing same sex marriages performed in other states would “impose [Read More...]

Forge meaning and build identity

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The season of LGBT Pride is just around the corner and today I watched a TED Talk by Andrew Solomon that I just had to share with you here. The entire talk is deeply inspiring and I have included a portion of the transcript here that resonated deeply with me. “We don’t seek the painful [Read More...]

Big Gay Christian Tingle

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So the other evening I posted a somewhat cryptic status update on Facebook that simply said “Dating is weird.”  I received a lot of likes and a slew of comments ranging from “Dating is wicked weird” to kind notes of sympathy (even though I just said weird, not bad) to even a slight rebuke claiming [Read More...]

God and the Gay [Evangelical] Christian

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Deborah Arca, who I lovingly (and maybe and maybe a bit delusionally) call my editor here at Patheos invited me to participate in this month’s book club featuring Matthew Vine’s new book God and The Gay Christian. Before I even opened the book I had an odd feeling about the task at hand. The very title God [Read More...]

United Church of Christ files lawsuit challenging North Carolina marriage laws

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One of the most important reasons I am struggling with shedding the label Christian is that I remove myself a step from my beloved tribe. According to a press release dated April 28, 2014 written by Connie Larkman of the UCC. “The General Synod of the United Church of Christ (UCC) has filed suit against the [Read More...]

Grieving the death of a gay marriage

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Warning: this post feels like a hot damn mess of a dozen mismatched thoughts dumped out like a pail of dog-chewed Lincoln Logs. So be it.   It’s been just three months since I moved out of the house that I believed would be my forever home. Three months since I stepped across two distinct [Read More...]

Witness to Truth: Ellen Page Comes Out

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Finest sermon I’ve been blessed to experience in a long time.  This is why I write, this is why I share, this is why I pray, this is what I want for us all. “What I have learned is that love, the beauty of it, the joy of it and yes even the pain of [Read More...]

A lament for dark-valley days

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The reading: Psalm 42  Longing for God and His Help in Distress To the leader. A Maskil of the Korahites. As a deer longs for flowing streams, so my soul longs for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and behold the face of God? My tears have been [Read More...]

Separation: the Rosetta Stone of Love Languages

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Adorning my tiny, new, ancient apartment in kitchen, bedroom and sacred writing nook I gaze upon art intentionally placed to remind me how she did try to love me, in her native language, so alien to my own – articulation through the material seeking, giving that which she recognized as meaningful to me but that I must now acknowledge [Read More...]


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