About Pat Green

Trump Rescinds Trans Youth Rights: Helped by Christians and Atheists

Yesterday, the Trump Administration reversed former President Obama’s federal extension of Title IX protections to trans teens in schools and they had help from Christians and Atheists. As a parent of a transgender teen, this hits close to home. I took the picture in this article at the Baltimore Convention Center. I was there at an [Read More…]

The Broken Sexual Ethic of Faith and My First Time

I enjoy sex. I enjoy it a lot. I have a very healthy view and expression of it in my 40’s. I used to feel a lot of guilt over it, but so much of that was a conditioned response to the broken sexual ethic of Christians. Being raised in a Catholic family with some [Read More…]

I’m Sorry For My Part In Creating The Monster And I Hope You Forgive Me

A few hours ago I watched with slim hope and then great sadness as I saw Betsy DeVos become the Education Secretary. I then had to acknowledge that my former role as a minister helped create not only her, but the entire current administration. It is a hard pill to swallow, but it is something [Read More…]

Freedom’s Path Series: Tales TRUMP Trust

This has nothing to do with President Trump. I just needed to use the word. This week, it seems to be the only way to get noticed online and I want this to be read. The title does, however, reflect the truth of this story. It is about how trust was betrayed when I left [Read More…]

Freedom’s Path Series: Fickle Friends, Family, Fiends

I remember walking through the mall with my son about six months ago. I tensed up as I saw a former congregant of my church walking down the other way in the food court. I held my breath as we got closer. Then came the moment of truth as we passed each other. She had [Read More…]

Freedom’s Path Series: Emotional Hardships of Deconversion

“You doing okay, Pat?” The question was asked by Buzz, one of my regular passengers when I was a taxi driver (the job I took after I left the ministry because it was all I could find). Buzz was a scientist. He designed pacemakers and artificial heart valves. I would pick him up at his [Read More…]

The Caged Freedom of Transition

There are a lot of blogs out there where Atheists tell believers things they should know and Christians telling Atheists things they should know. Open letters to this person or that person are in abundance accomplishing nothing yet full of straw-men. I hope that what I am putting out there is of more use than [Read More…]

Finding it Hard to Write

I am finding it increasingly difficult to write here lately. I am finding it hard to write in general. There is a magazine I used to write for and I just realized it had been a year since I wrote there. Part of the problem is that I realize I have been writing to find [Read More…]

The Song Remains the Same (and it is discordant)

One of my favorite movies is Mr Smith Goes to Washington. It is a story about a man who believes in a process (democracy and the constitution) and is given an opportunity to serve that belief he holds precious as a senator. In short time he learns the power brokers that represent the ideals he [Read More…]

Beautiful Boys and Girls

I wrote this on my own personal blog last Saturday. It seems to have resonated with many. I felt I would share it here as well. This is what I mean by stories without isms. The other day I had a man say in the same breath to me that he did not have any bias [Read More…]