Be Not Deceived: RFRA Is Not About Religious Liberty

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There has been a firestorm in the media over the past 24 hours as Indiana’s House of Representatives passed a bill that exempts individuals and businesses from having to comply with the discrimination rulings based on their religious convocations. At the same time in Georgia, another RFRA (Religious Freedom Restoration Act) has been approved by the House judiciary subcommittee and is rapidly moving towards becoming law. Advocates are promoting both bills as necessary legislation to bolster r … [Read more...]

#MBIPrivilege

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I need to be honest. I hate talking about white privilege.It makes me extremely uncomfortable.And if I am being totally transparent, I don't really get it. I grew up in a lower middle class family, in a trailer park, in one of the wealthiest counties in the country.I saw privilege all around me all time growing up.But I never felt like I was a participant in it.I never considered that I received any benefits simply based on the color of my skin.I never considered h … [Read more...]

Moving Forward…

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Well, what a week this has been. Since the news broke last weekend about my former publisher dropping my book  because of my stance on LGBTQ issues, there has been a firestorm of news articles, blog posts, and social media comments from people all across the spectrum- many encouraging and some not so encouraging. But as this week comes to an end, I want to offer some thoughts on how I plan to move forward from all of this controversy.First, I want to reiterate that I have no negative … [Read more...]

2 Evangelical Megachurches. 2 Weeks. For Inclusion. #GodIsMoving

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Over the last year, I have been completely devoted to working for the cause of LGBTQ equality, acceptance, and inclusion in the society and in the Church. When I first jumped in to full time activism, I didn't expect to see much movement on this issue among my fellow evangelicals. From where I sat, as a student in one of Americas leading Bible Institutes at the time, evangelicalism seemed to have planted its flag deep into the ground on this issue. No evangelicals would even support civil … [Read more...]

The State of The Union: An Evangelical Reflection

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 Tonight, President Barack Obama stepped in front of the nation and our elected officials to give a report on the state of affairs in the United States of America. As President Obama stepped up to the podium to speak to our nation, he unveiled an ambitious path of progress for the US over the final two years of his presidency. Much of what the President laid out will be debated and dissected for weeks to come, while other programs will likely gain swift support from a majority of our … [Read more...]

Mormons Support LGBTQ Non-Discrimination Measures…Come On, Evangelicals!

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On Friday night, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints posted a revised statement on LGBTQ Discrimination to the Churches official website: “Church leaders recognize the existence and difficulty of same gender attraction and acknowledge the difference between having same-sex attraction and acting on it. They censure only the latter, and leaders strongly advocate for understanding, inclusion, and kindness toward people of all gender orientations. The Church website mor … [Read more...]


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