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December 27, 2018
“My dad wants to invite his girlfriend–who’s a porn star–to my wedding.”
If Brandi’s life in porn was an extension of her suffering, do you really want...
January 24, 2017
The Women’s March is over. Now what?
A young woman, angry and depressed over our current political situation, asks what she can...
August 17, 2015
My son is 17, gay, and miserable
Dear John, Over the past couple of years, I often wondered if my son...
June 24, 2015
She’s 17 and bi–and her parents won’t allow it.
Sometimes honesty isn't the best policy.
May 24, 2015
Christian counselor to suicidal woman: “Do it and you’ll go to hell.”
Jesus was hardly Mr. Turn That Frown Upside Down.
May 11, 2015
She has no sex drive. Is it immoral to allow her husband to sleep with his ex?
Is it immoral for a woman without a sex drive to allow her husband to...
May 07, 2015
When your parents love who they want you to be more than who you really are
Sometimes all it takes is a kind word or two.
April 28, 2015
When Bad Christians Happen to Christians in Love with Non-Christians
Ah, young love. Even awful Christians can't stop it.
December 10, 2014
“It was terrifying for a young girl just beginning to realize that she was a lesbian.”
From hatred, hope.
December 04, 2014
The tragedy of Christian fundamentalism strikes again
His sister became a toxic fundamentalist Christian. Now what?
October 24, 2014
The other day a friend of mine instant-messaged me, "How come you never publish any happy...
October 22, 2014
Conservative Christian couple wants to out their gay teen
It's great how much they care. Up to a point.
October 13, 2014
Jesus Christ wouldn’t know most of Christianity today from a McDonald’s
Forget what all the negative people of the world do and say. If you give...
October 10, 2014
Pastor torn between being an LGBT ally and being angry with a young father who suddenly wants to live as a woman
Here's a letter I got in yesterday from a pastor whom I know to be...
October 08, 2014
Pastor calls his Christian teenage son “disgraceful, demon-possessed poison.” Guess why.
I've been trying for hours to think of how to respond to the poor young...
October 06, 2014
New pastor refuses church membership to beloved church congregant with cancer. Guess why.
The pastor shifted positions in his chair, and said, "You're not going to like the...
October 01, 2014
A Christian mother on raising her gay teen
I wish this letter from the Christian mom of a gay teen could be read...
September 24, 2014
When Christian parents of a gay teen disagree on homosexuality
The gay-affirming Christian mother of a gay teen writes to ask how I would advise...
September 22, 2014
“We’re Christians whose son-in-law has come out as transgender. What do we do?”
Her beloved son-in-law, the father of her granddaughter, has revealed that he is transgender and...
September 17, 2014
Is there a pro-LGBT equivalent to “It’s in the Bible”?
If for some reason I find it incumbent upon me to boil down into one...
September 10, 2014
Challenging the evil empire of anti-gay Christians, and the resurfacing of old fundie fears
How to I deal with Christians promoting hate; how do I quell my old fundie...
September 03, 2014
Pastor tells mom her lesbian teen can’t be a Christian
A pastor tells a concerned mother that her gay daughter can't be a Christian unless...
September 02, 2014
No hell for people who constantly sin? Really?
If there is no hell, then what happens to people who sin constantly and live...
August 27, 2014
Combating the downward pull of Christian negativity
Wherein I answer a couple of letters from mothers of LGBT kids.
August 05, 2014
Dude: Being a Christian doesn’t mean your girlfriend has to be one, too
He says that he wants to be with her, but can't because she's not a...
August 01, 2014
Her husband wants to explore his bisexuality
Her husband wants to sleep with a man. How should she feel about this?
July 15, 2014
Help: I’m a lesbian whose Christian girlfriend thinks it’s wrong to be gay
Got in the letter below. I answer following it. Dear John, I am currently in...
July 10, 2014
Is suicide a sin?
A young woman with reason to wonder asks if committing suicide is a sin.
July 07, 2014
Dear gayophobic Christian parents of America
"Prayer warriors needed to help me fight Satan for the soul of my daughter!" she...
June 09, 2014
My elderly parents have chosen a church that rejects me
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