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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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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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Audio Version of Walking the Bridgeless Canyon Now Available

Walking the Bridgeless Canyon: Repairing the Breach Between the Church and the LGBT Community is now available in audio form. Released in April 2015, the 13 hour 37 minute audio is available on the author’s press site at a discounted price of $15. It is also available on Amazon, Audible and iTunes for $16.95. I […]

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The Myth of Pink and Blue — Sex, Gender and Sexual Orientation – Free Audio & Text

  [FREE AUDIO: downloadable audio.  FREE TEXT: The Myth of Pink and Blue – Sex, Gender and Sexual Orientation (WTBC Excerpt)] The conversation at the intersection of faith and sexual orientation and gender identity within conservative Christian circle is often quite contentious. We would not think of ignoring scientific and medical advancements in our use of technology, assessment of cancer, […]

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The Gay Christian Movement is NOW

In 2001, I met a lesbian hiker along my local hiking trails. That friendship with Netto shook loose my cultural judgments about gay people, yet my biblical dogma about gays and faith remained firmly intact. Over the next few years, though I socialized with gay and lesbian friends and their friends, I never encountered any who professed […]

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Legalized Discrimination Repackaged as Religious Freedom

  I was talking to a friend after church yesterday and mentioned to him the new tactic and recent rash of “religious freedom/liberties” legislations being introduced in various states. He questioned, “What are they?” I told him, “These legislations would make it legal to discriminate against other Americans, in particular gay and transgender Americans, in business transactions […]

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It’s Time for a Change — Guest Post by Yvette Cantu Schneider

I’m never surprised when someone who claimed not to be gay suddenly announces that, surprise, they actually are gay. Like I’ve said many times before, I haven’t met a so-called ex-gay man I didn’t think was still gay. Not one. It’s one of many reasons I left the Christian Right and the advocacy work I […]

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Alan Turing, the Anglican Priest, and the Lessons the Religious Right Ignored

Alan Turing Alan Turing, the Anglican priest, and the Religious Right — the trio appears as if a list from an SAT test with one of them not fitting. However, in this case, all three flow together in an interesting progression. Alan Turing (1912–1954) is known as the “father of computer science,” the “father of […]

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Moving Beyond Steve Anderson

Along with my gay and out friend, Chet DeRoen, a former Assemblies of God pastor, I attended Pastor Steve Anderson’s Sunday night service at Faithful Word Baptist Church in Tempe, Arizona. Anderson had recently added a new absurdity to his litany of inane statements which already include:  women should never speak in church, Judaism is […]

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How Did Homosexuality Come to be Labeled as a Mental Illness?

On a lovely October evening, I spent three delightful hours talking with Dr. Kenneth Lewes, a pioneer who challenged the American Psychoanalytic Association’s (APsaA) stances on homosexuality in the late 1980s. Dr. Lewes had already graciously given me over two hours of his time on a phone call several months before and had fact-checked a […]

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Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday was instituted in 2012 to create a national day to kick off the season of giving as a response to the consumerism and commercialization of the post-Thanksgiving season. After Black Friday, Shop Local Saturday and Cyber Monday comes an opportunity to channel a generous spirit to non-profit institutions that reflect ones personal ideals. […]

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Walking the Bridgeless Canyon––Repairing the Breach Between the Church and the LGBT Community is Shipping

Walking the Bridgeless Canyon: Repairing the Breach Between the Church and the LGBT Community  is now shipping! The book took longer to finish than I had expected. Waaaay longer. I’ve laughed numerous times with friends about the fact that often I didn’t know where the next chapter would lead. The original outline was tossed aside well over […]

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So Now What ? | Tim Rymel, Guest Post

“Perhaps conversion therapy seemed viable when homosexuality was still thought to be an illness; at this point, it is an idea whose time has come and gone” (Halderman). Those of us who endured the ex-gay movement can certainly agree with that statement. What makes it more significant, and a little disturbing, is that it was […]

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