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...]

There is a Third Way but it’s not what you think – Jesus’ third way for gays

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Christians of every ilk seem to have something to say about the mythical “Third Way” for faithful folks to remain in covenantal community even as the body of Christ deeply disagrees about same-sex marriage.  On one side you have good and faithful folks like Ken Wilson (the Senior Pastor at the evangelical Vineyard Church in Ann Arbor, MI)  and Pastor Danny [Read More...]

Good God, Gay is Good

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This one is rolled especially for my LGBT sisters an brothers. Allies, sing along if you know the tune. God is good. All the time. God is good. I write a lot of soap-box diatribes. Don’t get me wrong, they are good and necessary in the face of the deadly, blasphemous vitriol that jams the [Read More...]

I’m not your rainbow doormat

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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...]

Baptist theology is so queer, y’all.

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I was just 13 when I stepped out of my ratty flip flops and down into the baptismal pool at Confederate Avenue Baptist Church in downtown Atlanta. As I waded over to Pastor R, the white robe covering my one-piece swim suit floated up around my knobby knees. There was a coarse cinder block in the bottom [Read More...]

Troll by Shane Koyczan

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If you have ever been bullied, turn down the volume of the soundtrack of internalized self-loathing, and listen instead to the Song of compassion and love that seeks you, ceaselessly. If you have ever been a bully, turn down the volume of the soundtrack of externalized self-loathing, and listen the Song of compassion and love that seeks us all, ceaselessly. If [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...]

Christian, Post-Christian – A book I think you’ll like

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Sometime this past April I told you that I can no longer comfortably call myself a Christian. “…I am tired. I am tired of begging for scraps from the table. I am tired of begging to borrow an ounce of grace from the money changers in the temple.  I am tired of being a pawn in the [Read More...]

The blasphemy of a homophobic Jesus

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Well my goodness, it would seem that yet another “pastor” in yet another “Christian” church has found his 15 minutes of fame on the interwebs by intentionally whipping up theologically inaccurate, fear based, power hungry homophobia. Get a load of this little diddy as reported by Raw Story A pastor of a large Southern Baptist church [Read More...]

My life is not a rumspringa for your heterosexual lifestyle

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Ugh, dating is weird. Sharing it with y’all is even weirder, I know. But if Anne Lamott can blog about her year on Match.com then I suppose it’s fair game for any goober running her mouth out here to explore some of the funkier parts of this stage of life. That and I imagine, in my [Read More...]


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