January 1, 2017

Happy New Year my friends, family, neighbors and dearest ne’er-do-wells! Take a deep breath…what’s that smell? Why, that’s the embers of 2016 dying and the crisp clean smell of a brand-spanking new year. And boy is 2017 going to be a doozie or what? I am glad to see last year begin to fade away, but I would be lying through my wine-stained teeth if I didn’t say I enter this new year with equal portions of freaking the fuck out and dreaming fantastic… Read more

December 5, 2016

For as long as I’ve been writing this blog, I have been asked by readers, both supporters and detractors “why you gotta be so mean sometimes?” I hear regular challenges to my voice, from both sides of the aisle, that read a little something like “why can’t we Christians all just get along, you know, because Jesus??” Or better yet, the condescending scoldings… “if you had offered your critique of his antisemitic post in a kinder and gentler way, he might have been able… Read more

November 12, 2016

Okay y’all, please listen to me. Yes, it is true that in order to overturn marriage equality, Scalia’s seat needs to be filled with a conservative judge (which it will be) and another seat would likely need to be filled similarly and the SCOTUS would need to agree to hear a case. That is not entirely the point, so please do not tell me to “not worry” as I make wedding plans for March of 2017. Ask yourself this -… Read more

October 21, 2016

Here is a partial list of nasty women in the Bible. Please feel free to add the names and stories of other such nasty women of faith.   Shiphrah and Puah Midwives committing acts of civil disobedience Deborah Judge, warrior and prophet you predicted the defeat of the Canaanites – by one nasty as hell woman, Jael. Huldah Prophet comfortable speaking truth directly to the religious authorities of the day. Ruth Left her own people, lost everything, loyal even when… Read more

September 27, 2016

I am going to try and phrase this as respectfully and a sincerely as possible. Let’s all take a deep breath, turn down the volume on our own fear, anger, frustration and snarkiness and try and figure something out here.   I’ve been watching and listening very carefully to as much of this presidential race as I possibly can, as I imagine many of you have. What I keep asking myself and others is, how anyone can observe Donald Trump… Read more

September 26, 2016

Friends, I would like to introduce you to my partner Betsy. She has a great story to share with us today and I am immensely grateful that she agreed to be a guest blogger on my crazy little blog.   On my way home from school this afternoon I stopped to collect the tic-tac, our nickname for Kim’s little, white car. The secretary, a soft, smiling woman I see every 3,000 miles but whose name I’ve yet to learn, handed… Read more

September 20, 2016

The conversation went a little like this. Person Close to Me: “The way media popularizes being gay is disgusting! We just really want to protect our children from thinking that lifestyle is okay.” Me: Blink, blink.   It has taken me more than a minute to even begin to understand how to respond, but I think I have it now. Unfortunately, Person Close to Me has not the ears to hear, so I guess I will share it with y’all… Read more

September 13, 2016

It’s been almost six years since mama died and it has taken me nearly twice that long to understand her beautiful, terrified heart. By all accounts, Beverly was a loving wife and mother. To my father she was devoted and true, to her daughters, a constant presence of self-sacrifice. Life with mama was golden… …and rocky. For most of my childhood, mom stayed home and made sure we had the best of meals, the cleanest of clothes and every toy… Read more

September 7, 2016

B and I are getting hitched and we couldn’t be more in love or excited about our dreamy future! Since engagement photos are all the rage (and we want to do this whole gettin’ gay married thing right!) we just had to have our very own engagement photo shoot. Content warning: if seeing depictions of lesbians frolicking in their natural habitat and celebrating their intentions to destroy the sanctity of marriage offends you, look away now.     Read more

August 24, 2016

A phenomenal post from a friend floated across my field of vision on Facebook and I just had to share it with y’all here. Karen is a minister and friend from back in the day at Kirkwood UCC in Atlanta. She happens to be a lesbian and damn fine theologian now living the life of a farmer with her partner, children, bunnies, goats and pigs in the beautiful state of Virginia. She has a word or two to say about some recent Rush Limbaugh shenanigans that I thought y’all… Read more

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