So you’re getting straight-married…again?

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Someone very dear to me called the other day to say that she and her boyfriend are talking about getting married. She was brimming with so much joy and excitement that I practically felt the sunlight of her happiness radiating through the phone and I swear I saw a flock of doves take flight on [Read More...]

Freedom of religion: marriage and guns

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Content warning:  Smattering of salty language, overuse of parenthetical asides and at least two shenanigans. There are “freedom of religion” bills cropping up all over the bloody States. From where I sit, the spirit of these bills is gives anyone the ability to holler “God hates fags” if they do not want to a. sell [Read More...]

Grace in Alabama – thy name is Jeremy Todd Addaway

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Last month Jeremy Todd Addaway, a self-identified red-neck in Alabama, tried and failed to find evidence that the legalization of same-sex marriage in Alabama had caused any damage to the state, “I read on the news today some information, that homosexuals will be getting married in Alabama today, so I wanted to give you a [Read More...]

Gay marriage causes harm…how?

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I heard today that Florida  is up to her tricks again and just can’t quite figure out how to looking intelligent, sane or compassionate in the 21st century (bless her heart). TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – The attorney general of Florida says in court documents that recognizing same sex marriages performed in other states would “impose [Read More...]

Forge meaning and build identity

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The season of LGBT Pride is just around the corner and today I watched a TED Talk by Andrew Solomon that I just had to share with you here. The entire talk is deeply inspiring and I have included a portion of the transcript here that resonated deeply with me. “We don’t seek the painful [Read More...]

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...]

United Church of Christ files lawsuit challenging North Carolina marriage laws

One of the most important reasons I am struggling with shedding the label Christian is that I remove myself a step from my beloved tribe. According to a press release dated April 28, 2014 written by Connie Larkman of the UCC. “The General Synod of the United Church of Christ (UCC) has filed suit against the [Read More...]

Facing my inner, silent self

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I have so much I want to tell you about the swirling waters of my life and the excruciating, transformative, generative current in which I find myself swimming, sometimes with Olympic grace but more often with flailing gasps. Right now I can not find a way to collect all my thoughts, feelings and words to [Read More...]

A lesbian and a fundamentalist walk into a bar

Ok, so it was really a Starbucks in a little strip-mall out in the northern suburbs of Atlanta but you have to admit “A lesbian and a conservative minister walk into a suburban Starbucks” just doesn’t have the same ring to it. Anywho… As some of you know, last week I wrote an open letter [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...]


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