would you just like to be tolerated?

tolerance is not acceptance cartoon by nakedpastor david hayward

This is another cartoon addressing marriage equality and LGBTQ themes. Tolerance is not the same as acceptance. Equality is more than tolerance. Tolerance means putting up with something, enduring it, allowing it to be present in your world. It's something that's done from a position of power, from a position of superiority to that which is tolerated. We are now realizing that this posture is very very problematic. You can observe a prime example of this problematic posture in Rick Warren's … [Read more...]

does the law have power over love?

does the law have power over love cartoon by nakedpastor david hayward

I'm continuing my marriage equality and LGBTQ themed cartoons this week because today and tomorrow the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in two cases regarding same-sex marriage… one concerning California’s Proposition 8 and the other the Defense of Marriage Act. Of course the law has no control over who we love. But it can make it inconvenient. Or convenient. William Stringfellow, who was in my opinion one of the most important American theologians (Karl Barth agreed), had a lot … [Read more...]

the grave gavel and same sex marriage

the grave gavel and same sex marriage cartoon by nakedpastor david hayward

Several years ago I worked in the States for a while. My wife's American but I still needed a worker's visa. But when I lost my job, there we were stuck with a house and van that we'd bought. Lisa and the kids booted it back to Canada to recover while I stayed down in the States to sell the house and van. Officially I was now there illegally. It was a very strange feeling being alive and well but somehow invalid. Existentially I felt both human and illegitimate through no fault of my own. … [Read more...]


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