Bruce ain’t goin’ to NC, but I am…and we’re both right.

Major corporations, film and television productions and even broadway musicals are boycotting North Carolina over legalized LGBT discrimination in HB2, a law that explicitly bars transgender individuals from public bathrooms for the gender they identify as. This, my friends, is the very definition of unconstitutional because it is in direct violation of the 1st and 14th amendments. About the [Read More…]

Why I am still going to Wild Goose Festival In North Carolina

Wild Goose Festival! For some of y’all those words get your tummies all a flutter with excitement. For some of you, whut the heck are you talkin’ about?? And for some of my friends, even though they have been and dearly love this weird and wonderful festival, they can’t bring themselves to attend this year. [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…]

Following Jesus to Maiden, NC

While a teenage birthday party had taken over my house last Saturday night, Laura, a friend you’ll get to know more, and I were sitting out back by the fireplace talking about the wonderful weather, what summer wheat beers we’d be drinking this year, our wives, her chaplaincy at a level 1 trauma hospital…and The [Read More…]

Fear and Loathing in the Pulpit

I hardly know what to say right now.  The words are coming in slow sputters and my heart of hearts is deeply hurting.  You can hear the amens, see a few heads nodding.  There are people sitting in that congregation who believe what their leader is saying. Some whose hearts are as rancid as his. [Read More…]

People are talking, talking ’bout people

So, I’m still trying to figure out all that I want to say here and if it’s worth your time to read. Of course it’s not going to be just my voice out here, there are tons of stories we are collecting to share but since we are kicking off this blog I’m still thinking [Read More…]