An unhinged heart in an f’d up world

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Some of y’all know that I lead a weekly, online spiritual practice as the Minister of Digital Community with Extravagance UCC.  A couple of you even know that I’ve been leading online worship in one form or another for about 8 years now. Often, as we settle in for our time of worship, I will lift [Read More...]

Mamma, why you gotta be so gay on Facebook?

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We had just lit a candle, said a blessing and were passing around the broken bread for all at the table to share when we began talking about our respective days. The kids had been about the business of getting the most out of the last days of their summer vacation (we go back to [Read More...]

Bible Character Bingo!

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So one of those inane “which type of underwear are you?” quizzes floated across my radar the other day and finally caught my attention. Although I’ve passed up the scintillating “Which Disney Prince Would Be Your One True Love?” and the self abusive “Which Wedding Dress Style is Right for You”, I just couldn’t pass [Read More...]

10 Ways MY religious freedom is under attack

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My religious freedom to love my neighbor is under attack by your religious freedom to despise him. My religious freedom to welcome the stranger is under attack by your religious freedom to deny them. My religious freedom to alleviate suffering is under attack by your religious freedom to create it. My religious freedom to be [Read More...]

“Christian right” – are you ready to put your money where your faith is?

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On July 21, President Obama signed an executive order prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating against LGBT employees. The order amends existing non-discrimination executive orders to include sexual orientation and gender identity. The order contains no additional religious exemptions beyond those already contained in existing executive orders. And of course the power brokers of the Christian [Read More...]

Expelled for getting married?

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Christian Minard says she received a letter from Southwestern Christian University in Bethany, Okla., notifying her of her expulsion after marrying her partner, Kadyn Parks, in Albuquerque, N.M., earlier this year. The school, which is affiliated with the International Pentecostal Holiness Church, forbids “homosexual behavior” as part of its covenant, which Minard signed. Other offenses [Read More...]

A few words for my critics

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Wow y’all, I am just stunned by the great fortune of having my last post picked up and run over here on Time.com.  I am immensely grateful for the opportunity for my voice, as unwieldily as it tis at times, to reach more people than ever before! But with bright light there must also be a [Read More...]

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...]

Fundies just love the gays to death

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Matthew Paul Turner wrote this kick-ass post rounding up all the shards from the evanglisphere that have pierced my heart these past two weeks. Earlier this week I sat my fanny down to try to pull all these hateful shenanigans together into a single post of my own but it was far too painful to [Read More...]

Ducked-Up Bibles and Blood Money

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This post really just wrote itself, y’all. All I had to do was just sit still for a while, try to keep my head from exploding, heart from breaking and pull together some rancid nuggets from the interwebs. We’ve learned recently that Thomas Nelson publishers are planning to release a Duck Dynasty branded Bible in [Read More...]


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