Sure, you can be Orlando too

Sunday, June 12, 2016 dawned for us like most other seemingly boring days in our life – waking to smiling eyes and a gentle kiss, sipping a cup of coffee while reading an early morning devotional, taking a long walk with the pups and getting ready for a ridiculously hot day of our homosexual lifestyle – [Read More…]

Peanut Butter Cups and the First Amendment

Hey! You got your religion in my government! Hey! You got your government in my religion! Peanut butter and chocolate may be two great tastes that taste great together, but government and religion are not. That is why in 1791 the First Amendment was added to the Constitution of the United States of America. Congress [Read More…]

It’s not a gay kiss, it’s a kiss. An open letter to the straight friend.

“You own everything that happened to you. Tell your stories. If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should have behaved better.” ― Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life I’m in love! I am wildly, madly, deeply, paradigm-shiftingly, make up words if I want to, in love. And yes, I am [Read More…]

Why I am still going to Wild Goose Festival In North Carolina

Wild Goose Festival! For some of y’all those words get your tummies all a flutter with excitement. For some of you, whut the heck are you talkin’ about?? And for some of my friends, even though they have been and dearly love this weird and wonderful festival, they can’t bring themselves to attend this year. [Read More…]

Homophobia in the doctor’s office

Over two years ago I posted about the fear I carry when visiting the doctor, especially when taking my children to receive health care. I hear all the time, from otherwise well-meaning folks, that things are getting better so I have nothing to really be afraid of. Actually, friends, the more things change, the more [Read More…]

Why this Christian lesbian was not at the Gay Christian Network Conference

I am hearing truly wonderful news of love and warmth and transformative experiences coming from the Gay Christian Network conference this past week. Let me say, before I get a bit rant-tacular, that I am immensely grateful for the many hearts, minds and bodies that were embraced, maybe some for the first time ever, at [Read More…]

What happens when two women walk into a South Texas courthouse to get a marriage license ?

About three days after the love imbued, justice bent, paradigm shifting decision of the Supreme Court of the United States welcoming same-sex couples into the covenant of marriage, I finally found my grown-up words amidst the heavenly chorus of joy and the clamoring cacophony of vitriol. In that post and in subsequent Facebook conversations I extended an invitation. What I [Read More…]

A response to 40 questions for Christians now waving rainbow flags

An open letter to Kevin DeYoung of the Gospel Coalition Hi Kevin, You likely don’t know me but I wanted to respond to your carefully thought-out blog post “40 Questions for Christians Now Waving Rainbow Flags” over at the Gospel Coalition. I really appreciate the time you put into thinking through some challenging questions to which a [Read More…]

Oh Happy Day!

On Friday, June 26, 2015 I was in Cleveland, OH setting up for a week of hanging out with a couple thousand of my Christian sisters in brothers in the United Church of Christ. People were puttering in the conference exhibit hall setting up various booths one might expect to find at a national church conference. Local [Read More…]

An open letter to Senator Jason Rapert

So it looks like yet another ill-informed or fear-mongering politician is playing the “religious freedom” card in a very unique way. According to Arkansas Times, it seems he said Jason Rapert said this (just an snippet of the fabulous tantrum) about the 12th annual gay Pride parade in the town of Conway, AR . “This is truly [Read More…]