Uganda sending gays to jail: who are the real prisoners?

Uganada signed an anti-gay bill that punished gays with up to life in prison.Nigeria did something similar about a month ago.We all know what's going on in Russia.For those who believe in progress: believe harder!This further confirms my theory that most actions are reactions. As some gays in the world enjoy increased freedom, other gays will suffer the reaction of stricter legislation.Hey! Come join our online community, The Lasting Supper... where you are free to be gay! … [Read more...]

closeted gay United Methodist Church minister requests cartoon

A United Methodist Church minister contacted me yesterday and asked if I could draw a cartoon idea they had. I told this person I would try. Here's the result.This pastor said that they've been pastoring for a while, but... "it's getting much more difficult to stay. I'm tired of being alone... Feel free that to say it was requested by a 'closeted' gay United Methodist pastor and let the witch hunt begin." You can read the story that led up to this here.I love created safe spaces for … [Read more...]

Gays and Biblical Inspiration

Does David Hayward believe in biblical inspiration? Does he believe the bible? Does he even believe in the trinity? Does he believe in God? Does he believe being gay's okay?This doesn't matter to the argument of this cartoon. I feel this is one of my cutest and one of my most poignant and maybe, hopefully, powerful. I love getting inside ideas and challenging them on their own terms.Do you want to hang out with wise and loving people where it's safe to come out and just be you? … [Read more...]

Happy National Coming Out Day Cartoon

It's National Coming Out Day today in the USA. Whoop!For those who've come out, I applaud you. You have my respect.For those who haven't, I applaud you. You have my respect.For those who can't, I applaud you. You have my respect.For those who are afraid, I applaud you. You have my respect.For those who aren't sure, I applaud you. You have my respect.For all of you who recognize, embrace and share your unique self, I applaud you. You have my respect.For all of you who … [Read more...]

people who come out are my heroes

(*** You can purchase a high-quality reproduction of this cartoon HERE.)Honestly, people who come out are my heroes. The incredible courage it takes and the incredible risk they take is phenomenally admirable.In my experience and observation the two most risky issues to come out on are sexual and spiritual. These two seem to be the most taboo. And I applaud those who come out sexually and spiritually.But there are situations where coming out is too risky. Not just Russia or the Bible … [Read more...]

we no longer stone now we stonewall

This cartoon today was inspired by my friend Kimberly Knight, a woman in ministry who is a lesbian. She wrote an articulate Facebook update yesterday: "I am tired of being petulantly asked by conservative and moderate folks 'where is the inclusiveness?' and 'where is the tolerance?' when I am standing up for my own inclusion and what I will no longer tolerate is the degradation of my humanity‚Ķ Those are the straw men of the privileged the when their right to be exclusive and intolerant is being … [Read more...]

Arizona will finally be free of homosexuals!

(***UPDATE: Apparently this is a hoax. However, let's pretend it's true, as many would like it to be and many honestly do think this way.)Sit any 12 year old child down who thinks he's gay and tell him: "Listen! You're really not a homosexual. God created you heterosexual. So you're disobeying God. You're sinning. You are turning yourself into a freak. Now you have a gay demon, and it's all your fault. Things will not go well for you. You are going to be ridiculed, persecuted, judged and … [Read more...]

tired of being put on hold

There are a lot of people being put on hold. Their inalienable rights are being withheld.Who withholds them? Those in power who have the "hold" button while enjoying their inalienable rights."Let's just give this time.""Let's not rush it.""Let's just see how this turns out.""If God is behind it then eventually it'll turn out.""Patience is required in times like these.""We must wait for more information and clarity."These are things said by people who are enjoying … [Read more...]

even leaders must collaborate with the system

I'm not only sympathetic to congregants within the church system who have to hide parts of their lives. The same happens to the leaders. I know both sides because I've been there. In order for the system to continue, everyone has to agree to collaborate.There is a silent code of conduct that you don't reveal the disagreeable parts of yourself that could threaten the security of the system or its ideology. Members and pastors can be victims of this reality.This is the last day of my … [Read more...]

Exodus International Closes Its Doors Forever

Alan Chambers, the head of Exodus International, a ministry devoted to "change therapy" for gays and lesbians, has announced that it is shutting down permanently.He has also issued an apology for all the pain and hurt many have experienced at the hands of this ministry.You can read a news article here, as well as Exodus International's own announcement, along with Chambers' apology, here.This ministry has been in operation for 37 years and has wreaked havoc on countless lives. I'm … [Read more...]