Why Your Church Should NOT Celebrate Independence Day

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I love America.I really do. I am proud to live in the “land of the free and the home of the brave”. I have been to a number of other countries and in my humble opinion, none compare to the United States of America. I also see no problem with being a Christian and having a healthy sense of national pride.But there is a big problem when the two get intertwined.As Christians, we believe that we live in two overlapping realities at once- the Kingdom of God and the Kingdom of Man. Our aim … [Read more...]

A Witness to Equality: My Remarks At Washington National Cathedral

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The following speech was delivered by Brandan Robertson at the National Cathedral in Washington D.C. on June 30th, 2015 as part of the Service Honoring the Road to Equality.This evening, we gather here in this sacred space to give thanks to God for the dawning of a new day in our nation.A day that many in this room, if asked just a few years ago, never believed that they would have lived to see.Tonight, we gather here to celebrate the Supreme Court’s ruling that affirms the f … [Read more...]

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...]


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