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...]

Leaving church to search for Christ

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Sometime near the end of what I now call World Vision Week I had a dream. As the blackness of slow-wave sleep dissolved, I found myself in the completely mundane and peaceful kitchen I once shared with my ex-wife. As we puttered around, putting away the evening’s dishes, I sensed a shadowy presence swooping past [Read More...]

An Open Letter to Billy Humphrey of IHOP Atlanta on ‘Homosexuality and Gay Marriage’

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My friend Mike Morrell invited me to read and respond to a post produced by Billy Humphrey of IHOP-Atlanta.  Mike graciously reminded me to use my words (and some of those words come from our similarly conservative backgrounds).  Mike shared my response as a guest post on his own blog today. Here is my response (and Mike’s note).    [Read More...]

BOLO: Bible Drive-By Linked to Myth Labs

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Coming Out Christian blotter report: Independence Day, 2013 FBPD received a status update reporting a possible bible drive-by at the corner of Faith St. and Reason Ave. at approximately 6:15 p.m.  Unit 2239 responded to the J316 call immediately and set up a permitter to assess the scene. Witnesses report there was a quiet party occurring at [Read More...]

Christian formation…in fear and lies

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“Fear is one of the persistent hounds of hell that dog the footsteps of the dispossessed, the disinherited…deception is perhaps the oldest of all the techniques by which the weak have protected themselves against the strong.” Howard Thurman.   “Archery, definitely archery – and ropes-course and kayaking and dance, can I sign up for dance [Read More...]

12 steps to becoming an LGBT ally in 2013

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Happy New Year and praise be for do-overs! So I had this epiphany today (convenient I know).  If I hope for more LGBT allies (especially of the prayin’ sort) it occurred to me that I ought to share a few suggestions for how to become an ally. If you are a seasoned ally or just taking your first steps, I [Read More...]

10 more things I bet Romney doesn’t know…

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So apparently, way back in 2004, Mitt Romeny is on record saying “I didn’t know you had families,” to the LGBT parents standing in his office.  You can read one blogger’s take on this (unsurprising) stone-cold ignorance. Thinking this over (while enjoying a fried chicken and collard greens lunch at work) a few things came to [Read More...]

Coming Out: An Act of Welcoming Self

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I am honored and excited to be able to share so many lovely, powerful and transformative stories with you all.  Here is yet another beautiful soul who is willing to welcome us into her journey.  Thank you Kyndra! Coming Out: An Act of Welcoming Self By: Kyndra D. Frazier, M. Div  I continue to be [Read More...]

My homosexual lifestyle exposed

I read and hear the phrase “homosexual lifestyle” so frequently that I have decided it is time to tell the truth about my homosexual lifestyle.  The best way I can think to do that is simply share scenes from this past week. I hope you will not be shocked, I hope none of the scenes [Read More...]

Murderers, terrorists and me

This picture here – or some version of it shows up on Facebook every couple of weeks or so.  Around the blogosphere and in homes, pubs and churches I’ve overheard more than a few conversations between good people that sprout from this rancid soil. Bless your hearts, I know y’all mean to be sweet. I get [Read More...]


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