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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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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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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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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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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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“Go and Do Likewise” — Christians Must Stop Oppressing the LGBT Community

Franklin Graham has been acting badly for several years. When his dad, Billy became ill, the lid appears to have popped off of Franklin’s extreme anti-gay views. He started becoming more vocal. He used his father’s reputation to bolster his views. Franklin propped Billy up in a chair and published letters about North Carolina’s Amendment […]

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World Vision Decides to Honor the Legal Marriages of Their Same-Sex Employees

Richard Stearns, President of World Vision, Inc., with a mission of “Building a better world for children,” announced today that the organization is recognizing and extending benefits to legally married gay Christian couples employed in their American branch. World Vision is a parachurch organization headquartered in Tacoma, Washington.  Upon employment, staff members agree to: a […]

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Businesses Lead in LGBT Equality

Guinness pulled its sponsorship of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in NYC when parade organizers said gay marchers were forbidden from carrying any gay-related signs. Interestingly, 91% of Fortune 500 companies have non-discrimination policies which protect LGBT employees. Of that group, 67% offer benefits to same-sex partners. “It’s expensive to hire people, and you don’t […]

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Disney Gay Days is Magical!

Last Saturday and Sunday, I was at Disneyworld in Orlando for Disney Gay Days. A group of gay Christians I associated with flew me into town, got me two park tickets and hosted me at the home of one of the members. The group, mostly members of The Gay Christian Network (GCN), intended to treat me […]

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Confronting My Cyberbully, Pastor David Jarzabek in a Texas Church

[UPDATED 7/08/13 at end.] On Sunday morning, May 26th, I walked into The Word Church, Grand Prairie to confront my internet stalker. Assistant Pastor David Jarzabek had anonymously, persistently and relentlessly produced twenty videos targeting me over a period of two months in 2011. Using the proper Youtube community guidelines, I had filed complaints about these videos […]

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Excellent Interview of Kathy Baldock by Blogger Matt Roth

Thank you to Matt Roth of Matthew J. Roth “Embracing Religion without Religiousity” for interviewing me, Kathy Baldock, in his month-long series “Homosexuality & Christianity”. He posed some excellent questions and I appreciate the opportunity to answer them succinctly in a public forum. 1. Your ministry, Canyon Walker Connections, is geared towards bridging the gap […]

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Day of Dialogue | Sacred Bullying from Focus on the Family

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 at […]

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Equality Issues in Nevada

I participated in the third annual Nevada State Legislature Equality Days in Carson City. Four issues of concern were the focus: marriage equality, deletion of “infamous crimes against nature” and the disparity of legal age of consent for same sex couples, the religious freedom act and comprehensive sex education in Nevada. Marriage Equality Nevada currently […]

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