Freaking out and making plans – welcome 2017

Happy New Year my friends, family, neighbors and dearest ne’er-do-wells! Take a deep breath…what’s that smell? Why, that’s the embers of 2016 dying and the crisp clean smell of a brand-spanking new year. And boy is 2017 going to be a doozie or what? I am glad to see last year begin to fade away, but I would [Read More…]

I am done mollycoddling the willfully ignorant

For as long as I’ve been writing this blog, I have been asked by readers, both supporters and detractors “why you gotta be so mean sometimes?” I hear regular challenges to my voice, from both sides of the aisle, that read a little something like “why can’t we Christians all just get along, you know, because Jesus??” Or [Read More…]

Trump alone cannot overturn marriage equality, but that is not the point

Okay y’all, please listen to me. Yes, it is true that in order to overturn marriage equality, Scalia’s seat needs to be filled with a conservative judge (which it will be) and another seat would likely need to be filled similarly and the SCOTUS would need to agree to hear a case. That is not [Read More…]

Nasty women in the bible, I love you

Here is a partial list of nasty women in the Bible. Please feel free to add the names and stories of other such nasty women of faith.   Shiphrah and Puah Midwives committing acts of civil disobedience Deborah Judge, warrior and prophet you predicted the defeat of the Canaanites – by one nasty as hell [Read More…]

I really don’t understand how anyone can see Trump as presidential

I am going to try and phrase this as respectfully and a sincerely as possible. Let’s all take a deep breath, turn down the volume on our own fear, anger, frustration and snarkiness and try and figure something out here.   I’ve been watching and listening very carefully to as much of this presidential race [Read More…]

A lesbian walks into a garage, oil and minds are changed

Friends, I would like to introduce you to my partner Betsy. She has a great story to share with us today and I am immensely grateful that she agreed to be a guest blogger on my crazy little blog.   On my way home from school this afternoon I stopped to collect the tic-tac, our [Read More…]

If watching TV can turn your kids gay, why am I not straight?

The conversation went a little like this. Person Close to Me: “The way media popularizes being gay is disgusting! We just really want to protect our children from thinking that lifestyle is okay.” Me: Blink, blink.   It has taken me more than a minute to even begin to understand how to respond, but I [Read More…]

The beautiful and terrified heart of one lesbian’s mama

It’s been almost six years since mama died and it has taken me nearly twice that long to understand her beautiful, terrified heart. By all accounts, Beverly was a loving wife and mother. To my father she was devoted and true, to her daughters, a constant presence of self-sacrifice. Life with mama was golden… …and [Read More…]

Homosexual lifestyle engagement photos

B and I are getting hitched and we couldn’t be more in love or excited about our dreamy future! Since engagement photos are all the rage (and we want to do this whole gettin’ gay married thing right!) we just had to have our very own engagement photo shoot. Content warning: if seeing depictions of [Read More…]

More Beautiful Than the Comments Section

A phenomenal post from a friend floated across my field of vision on Facebook and I just had to share it with y’all here. Karen is a minister and friend from back in the day at Kirkwood UCC in Atlanta. She happens to be a lesbian and damn fine theologian now living the life of a farmer with her partner, children, bunnies, goats [Read More…]