Still Mulling Over Mitt Scissorhands

Apparently the story of Mitt Romney’s highschool “hijinks” has now moved on from the news cycle, and that’s a relief.  But I’m still mulling it over.  I find it on my mind and heart as I pray, garden, or wash the dishes.   I suspect that this didn’t change any votes:  Those who were for Mitt now add this to their list of misgivings, or they don’t care.  Those who were for Obama now feel some added justification.  I’m not… Read more

A Wild Patience

Rev. Dr. Michael Tino A wild patience has taken me this far/as if I had to bring to shore/a boat with a spasmodic outboard motor/old sweaters, nets, spray-mottled books/tossed in the prow/some kind of sun burning my shoulder-blades. -Adrienne Rich, Integrity Patience is a spiritual virtue worth cultivating, and yet it is something in short supply in my life right now. Last night’s news from my former home state of North Carolina is just the latest in a long string of… Read more

Professionalism and Pluralism in the Military Chaplaincy

In the fall of 2011 I was honored to attend the first ever OutServe Leadership Conference. This was the first time for this organization of LGB persons actively serving in the military to gather publicly, since such public gatherings and recognition was made possible by the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, Don’t Harass, Don’t Pursue. It was held in Las Vegas, Nevada… and even with the setting it was as professional a military conference I have ever attended… and… Read more

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