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Day of Dialogue | Sacred Bullying from Focus on the Family

Tweet Focus on the Family, a conservative Christian ministry, wants high school and college-aged students to join them in their “truth telling” sacred bullying-in-Jesus-Name of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community during Day of Dialogue. Even when words are wrapped in heart-themed paper and tied with a “Jesus-loves-you” ribbon, if there is something rotten […]

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Were You a GLBT Christian Student Involved in InterVarsity? Your Story is Needed NOW

Tweet Many of the readers of Canyonwalker Connections and  my friends were a part of InterVarsity (IV) Christian Fellowship during their college years.  During a 60 year history in almost 600 universities and colleges, IV has been influential in the spiritual growth of hundreds of thousands of young adults. Sadly, with a less-than-inclusive policy for […]

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“Day of Dialogue” from Focus on the Family is Sacred Discrimination

Tweet I have a hair-trigger sensitivity for the protection of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (glbt) youth.  Even if an action is wrapped in heart-themed paper and tied with a Jesus-loves-you ribbon, when there is something rotten inside, I can smell it. There is something very rotten at the core of the Day of Dialogue […]

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The Bible and Homosexuality | A Biblical Presentation with Matthew Vines

Tweet Matthew Vines, 22, of Wichita, KS attended a conservative Presbyterian church growing up. He excelled in school and went to Harvard in 2008, and in that less restrictive social and academic environment, Matthew came to understand and accept that he was gay. In conservative denominations, there are only a few options for gay, lesbian, […]

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Mary’s Exit from Exodus and Door to Freedom

Tweet Exodus International is a “worldwide network of men and women who have found freedom from homosexuality, and the largest Christian ministry dealing with this topic in the world today.”   At 25, Mary was in absolute despair and believed she was alone as a Christian struggling with lesbianism.  She had been involved in several […]

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The “(Un)comfortable” Spiritual Blessings and Prophecy on Gay and Trans Christians

Tweet I hike, think, pray, read and sometimes, I even listen to God on trails.  Some strange thoughts marinate along those many miles.  I have been thinking about this particular post for about six months.  A few days ago, I read a prophetic word and knew it was time to write this. I believe, because […]

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Tell Your Gay & Trans Friends & Family You LOVE Them at aNotetoMyKid.com

Tweet aNotetoMyKid.com is a grassroots movement to publicly express love and support for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (glbt) people in our lives . aNotetoMyKid was created by Patrick Wallace and Michael Volpatt in 2011 as a space for the friends and families of the glbt people to share their unconditional love . You […]

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Student Non Discrimination Act Needed to Protect GLBT Students from Bullying

Tweet Casey, sixteen and gay, was being bullied by two students at his high school in Ohio. His youth pastor, a friend of mine, helped to secure a restraining order to protect him, but the principal downgraded the severity with a weaker solution.  He let Casey come to the office five minutes before classes ended and […]

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Come to the Gay Christian Network Conference in Orlando, January 5-8

Tweet The Gay Christian Network (GCN) holds an annual conference each January as part of its mission to share the love and light of Christ.  GCN was started in August 2001 by Justin Lee , recently named one of the 15 most inspiring LGBT religious leaders and author of the upcoming “Torn: Rescuing the Gospel […]

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Ten Things I’ve Learned About Gay People in Ten Years | A Christian Perspective

Tweet In 2001, if you had asked me, “Kathy, can you be gay and Christian?”  I would have hedged a bit and fallen on the side of “No”.  I did not have any close relationships with gay people nor had I ever studied the issue in the Bible.  I did not even know one gay […]

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The Evangelical Network Calls for Tougher Anti-Bullying Legislation and Safer Churches

Tweet On July 9, 2011, The Evangelical Network (TEN) held a press conference at its annual conference in Austin, TX to: Todd Ferrell, President of The Evangelical Network call on Evangelicals to stand up for marginalized, oppressed and vulnerable youth, and glbt youth in particular bring attention to the current lack of coordinated efforts in […]

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Dear Church, | Ten Insights on the glbt Christian Dialogue

I have been involved in advocacy for the glbt Christian community for over five years; I offer these observations that I hope you will consider as valuable insights to help bring understanding.

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Dear Moms and Dads, | A Letter to Christian Parents of LGBT Youth

An open letter to Moms and Dads of glbt youth. You may be struggling to understand where sexual orientation and Christianity intersect. Perhaps this will give you insight so that you can best navigate this as a family.

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Dear Alan, My Friends are Gay, Not Broken

Open letter to Alan Chambers and Exodus International to consider the language and condemnation of self-identified gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Christians from being welcome as they are, unchanged in orientation, into the Christian Church. God loves them as they are, we should too.

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Focus on the Family | You Make Us Look Stupid, Stop Lying

Focus on the Family: Stop Lying About Gays FOTF manipulates information, creates homophobia, uses fear and misinformation against homosexuals and gay youth.

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