February 16, 2024

In a world filled with rainbows, unicorns, and glitter, it seems that some Christians have taken a vow of hypocrisy. Now, before we dive into the deep end of this delightful pool of contradictions, I want to make one thing clear: I’m not here to bash Christianity or anyone’s faith. There are growing number of people who love and follow Jesus, and who unconditionally love and affirm their LGBTQ+ neighbors. My goal is to help people deconstruct from false, harmful... Read more

January 29, 2024

The Christian church’s position on LGBTQ+ has been a topic of intense debate. While many still maintain an anti-gay stance, this is NOT deeply rooted in scripture or thousands of years of history. In truth, it gained popularity with the rise of the Moral Majority movement in the 1970s. Prior to the emergence of the Moral Majority movement, the Christian church’s position on homosexuality varied wildly across different denominations and regions. Homosexuality was considered taboo in many religious communities, primarily... Read more

January 3, 2024

Remember that Bible story: “Jesus Scatters Self-Righteous Men in the Name of Mercy and Justice!” No? Mmm… How about this one: “The Woman Caught in Adultery.” Yeah, that’s more familiar. It’s the same story, but a completely different interpretation. Jesus’ point in this story is that these religious men have leveraged their considerable power and influence to manipulate this woman (without power or influence) as a pawn in their politics. The interpretation handed down to us (by religious men who... Read more

November 16, 2023

The holiday season is often portrayed as a time of joy, togetherness, and love. We’re inundated with images of families gathered around a perfectly decorated tree, sharing laughter, love, and gratitude. However, for many LGBTQ+, and those who have been rejected by their families, the holidays can be a time of mixed emotions, loneliness, and a reminder of the challenges they face. What are the difficulties that individuals in these situations can encounter during the holiday season and how can... Read more

November 6, 2023

“Even in states with bans, the overwhelming percentage of conversion therapy still continues. Every state. Every day.” I see them on a regular basis. Social media posts celebrating another state that has “banned” conversion therapy. This is great progress and I celebrate as well! These bans are a large step and critical in a journey to bring this horrible, harmful practice to light, helping make conversion therapy culturally unacceptable. But it is vitally important to remember that, even in states... Read more

October 23, 2023

Evangelical Christianity is often seen as a representation of Jesus’ teachings and values. The truth is, there could be nothing further from the truth. There is a significant discrepancy between the teachings of Jesus and the actions and beliefs of the evangelical Christian church. Maybe we can shed some light on how some practices within the evangelical church contradict the compassionate and inclusive message that Jesus preached. Jesus’ Emphasis on Love and Compassion Jesus, the central figure of Christianity, preached... Read more

October 6, 2023

When the church gave me the choice between my LGBTQ+ child and my church… I chose my child! My journey as a parent has led me to realize that the evangelical church’s stance on LGBTQ+ rights, love, and acceptance has nothing to do with the teachings of Jesus Christ. Absolutely nothing. As the proud parent of two LGBTQ+ children and one transgender child-in-law, I have grown increasingly disenchanted with the exclusionary, unloving and unBiblical approach that many evangelical churches have... Read more

September 19, 2023

LGBTQ+ rights and politics are more than just buzzwords – they’re part of a larger tapestry that weaves together various aspects of our lives. It’s important to untangle the web of connections surrounding LGBTQ+ rights, and shine some light on ways we can learn more, and do more about these issues that intersect with other parts of lives. 1. Different Struggles, Shared Ground: Race and Ethnicity The LGBTQ+ community is as diverse as the colors of the rainbow, with members... Read more

September 8, 2023

Oscar Wilde, the celebrated poet and playwright, once said, “To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance.” There is a profound truth in Wilde’s quote and it is significant in our lives. Self-love forms the foundation for growth, happiness, and healthy relationships. Before we can ever love another person well, we must love ourselves. It is even the core of a key Scripture in the Bible, “Love others as you love yourself.” It is the art of accepting,... Read more

August 24, 2023

Love is a concept that is universal and timeless. It is something that transcends religion, culture, and language. Love is the foundation of all human relationships, and it is also at the center of our relationship with the divine. In fact, many people believe that God is love, and love is God. This means that however we define God, love has to be at the center of everything we do, or we are missing the point completely. The idea that... Read more

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