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Sisters of Thunder Canyonwalker Connections

Sisters of Thunder Podcasts with Kathy and Yvette

In July 2015, Kathy Baldock and Yvette Cantu Schneider began hosting a weekly 30-40 minute podcast which will be archived. Canyonwalker Connections is one of the foremost organizations working to educate and invite productive dialogue for both religious inclusion, and for social equality for the LGBT community. Kathy Baldock is the Executive Director of Canyonwalker […]

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Marriage Equality

I am Part of the 2% of Evangelicals Strongly Supporting Marriage Equality

  I am part of the 2%. According the polls released by the Barna Group gathered from research immediately after the Supreme Court ruling extending federal marriage equality to same-sex couples, only 2% of evangelicals[1] strongly support the decision. Evangelicals, compared with all other denominations, and with all adults in general, are identified as the least […]

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yan Anderson Truth Overruled

Ryan Anderson’s Truth Overruled Presents Ideology as Truth

  Ryan T. Anderson’s new book Truth Overruled : The Future of Marriage and Religious Freedom uses only arguments “based in philosophy, jurisprudence, political science and social science” to investigate “what marriage is, why marriage matters for public policy, and what the consequences are of redefining marriage.” Attempting to keep the debate on marriage equality going […]

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Fundraiser for Charlotte Pride 2015 Stickers — August 15, 16th

FULLY FUNDED AS OF JULY 20th with enough for a permanent banner too! THANK YOU! Since 2011, a group of LGBT Christians and allies have formed a Wall of Love surrounding the virulent street preachers at Charlotte Pride. We block the hatred and extend love, acceptance and resource information to the festival goers. Our group (4 […]

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Gay Pride Rainbow

Gays Didn’t “Steal” the Rainbow or the Word

Every year around June when the majority of Gay Pride Events take place you’ll apt hear, “We want God’s rainbow back; the gays stole it.” Just as no one culture or group “owns” the rainbow, we’ll see the gays did not “steal” the rainbow, and likewise, they did not steal the word “gay.” I was taught the acronym Roy […]

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An LGBT Christian family

Resources to Share and Help Educate for Support of Marriage Equality & Christian Same-Sex Marriage

Canyonwalker Connections’ strong emphasis is on education and respectful engagement between the conservative church and the LGBT community, with particular support for the full inclusion of LGBT Christians in all faith communities. While marriage equality is a dream come true for many same-sex couples, their friends and families, to many conservative Christians, this may be […]

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LGBT family

Is Procreation an Imperative for Christian Marriage?

In the Book of Genesis, the natural flow of the covenantal relationship between Adam and Eve led to procreation. However, procreation was not defined as a condition of their one-flesh covenant. In the creation story, “God blessed them and said, ‘Be fruitful and increase in number’” (Genesis 1:22, NIV). It was a blessing pronounced upon humankind, […]

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Does Christian Marriage Require Complementarity?

Some who oppose the possibility of Christian marriage for gay and transgender people assert that same-sex relationships violate the divinely-inspired need for gender differences or anatomical differences. What does complementarily mean? You’ll frequently hear or read the word “complementarity” used to support the “one man and one woman” Christian marriage. In its simplest form, as […]

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The Long Road to Marriage Equality in America Began in 1968

The fight for marriage equality in the United States seems to have a short history of little more than a decade, yet the road to marriage equality is far longer. Though the first state to pass marriage equality laws was Massachusetts in May 2004, the quest for same-sex marriage actually began before that—forty-five years ago, in fact, […]

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Marriage Equality

Marriage is an American Civil Right

Over the past decade, the conservative political and religious right have warned people of faith that extending marriage equality to same-sex couples would “redefine marriage,” undermine the structure of the family, and threaten religious liberties. Let’s look at the history of the definition of marriage in the United States Since the 1780s, marriage in the United […]

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SCOTUS same-sex Marriage

The Shifting Definition of Marriage

  Over the past decade, the conservative political and religious right have warned people of faith that extending marriage equality to same-sex couples would “redefine marriage,” undermine the structure of the family, and threaten religious liberties. Let’s look at validity of those assertions.   A historical look at marriage Across cultures, marriage is a social union […]

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A Christian Case for Support of Biblical Same-Sex Marriage

Many conservative Christian leader warn the faithful that the extension of marriage equality to same-sex couple inherently will threaten religious liberties or force such pastors to perform same-sex weddings. Marriage equality is not an affront or threat to the religious liberties of Christians Pastors can choose to marry, or not to marry, anyone based on […]

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Family Research Council Deceives to Support Their Anti-Transgender Policies

On June 19, 2015, Family Research Council (FRC) published a position paper to critique and describe the transgender movement and ideology as they perceive it. The opening sentences of “Understanding and Responding to the Transgender Movement” pronounce, “In recent decades, there has been an assault on the sexes.” This is only the beginning of the academic problems used to […]

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Online Seminar Series for Walking the Bridgeless Canyon

  Canyonwalker Connections is developing several online seminar series to help train and educate. The new curriculum will be offered in repeated six-week sessions throughout the year. Each session will be specialized for targeted audiences including: Christian parents of LGBT youth, PFLAG chapters, and GSAs, and pastors and church leaders who are seeking understanding. Anyone is welcome to any […]

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Former Conservative Insider Speaks on State Proposed Bans of Reparative Therapy for Minors

  This guest post is written by Yvette Cantu Schneider, a former policy analyst for Family Research Council and former head of Women’s Ministry of Exodus International. In a public declaration for GLAAD in July 2014, Schneider denounced reparative therapy and the work of anti-gay policy makers. Schneider will be the new Director of Advocacy and Policy for Canyonwalker Connections. Because […]

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