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March 06, 2018
How Being an Ally To My Son Changed Me and the Road Ahead
I'm a better man than I was 4 years ago. I've my son to thank...
February 02, 2018
One That Got Away: Runaway Teens Experiencing Homelessness
The largest demographic of teenagers in America experiencing homelessness are LGBTQIA youth. Most of these...
January 31, 2018
Living on a Prayer With Memories and Getting a Parental Do-Over
I'm used to thinking about my son as my son. When I think of memories...
January 29, 2018
TransParenting 101 Lesson X(xx): Let’s Talk About Sex and Dating!
Having been an evangelical in my teen years really made my sex life as an...
January 19, 2018
Evangelical Christians, Trump, Health Care: “Leiningen Versus the Ants”
A few days ago, reports of the Trump Administration allowing Evangelical medical providers the religious...
January 09, 2018
Unexpected Mea Culpas From the UCC: Allies and Apologies
The unexpected happens when you least expect it. My encounters with the UCC in this...
November 24, 2017
Hypocrisy of Progressive Celebrities and Shaming Victims
In the news we are seeing victims standing up for themselves. The #metoo hashtag has...
October 09, 2017
A Parent’s Guide to the Pain of Believing Victims Without Caring
When someone is a victim of trauma, they are often not believed. I am not...
September 19, 2017
Part Two In a Trans Parent X-Preacher’s Church Concerns: Mainline
The mainline church is very diverse. Yesterday I focused on the UCC. I am broadening the...
September 18, 2017
Trans Parent Ex Preacher’s Church Concerns: The UCC
In last week's blog about churches, I expressed issues about different church traditions. In my...
September 14, 2017
The Problem With Church When You’re a Pastor & Your Kid is LGBTQIA
Up until 2012 I was a minister and into 2013 still identified as a christian....
September 04, 2017
Turning Points, Allies Looking Beyond Assumptions and Vitriol
Something happened yesterday. I did not think this would happen in the time I have...
September 02, 2017
My Frustrations and Reasons I Stand on the Right Side of Wrong
The other day I expressed frustration on social media regarding a high profile writer in the...
August 10, 2017
The Cost of Polite Discourse and My Anger at the Silencing
Over the last few weeks I have seen three high profile figures mischaracterize and...
July 25, 2017
Safe Neighborhoods That Are Not Safe For Our Transgender Kids
What do you do when a safe neighborhood isn't safe for your kids? This is...
July 14, 2017
Tyranny of Faithful Capitalists & The Cowardice of Eugene Peterson
Eugene Peterson is either greedy or a coward. LifeWay uses capitalism as tyranny for leverage. When...
June 28, 2017
Pride Parades, Private Enterprise, And Nowhere For Hate To Shop
Last Sunday I had a wonderful time with my family at the Pride parade. I'd never...
April 26, 2017
This Is Not Over, Not By A Long Shot: Moving On For Now Though
After this post, I am moving on for now. I need to focus on the...
April 24, 2017
If Looks Can Kill Then Words Can Murder: A Response to UMC Pastors
If my son used Facebook, the murderous and deadly words of some UMC pastors would...
April 16, 2017
Easter Then and Easter Now: Why Some of us are Difficult
Easter was a personal hell when I was a minister. He is risen, but I...
April 05, 2017
Parents With Purpose: The Day Hate Lost An Election
Parents With Purpose lost last night. Hate lost...for now. They lost an election last night....
March 31, 2017
International Transgender Day Of Visibility: How My Son Came Out And Why This Blog
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