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Why Does it Take Us So Long to Comprehend Equality?

In the past few weeks, several high profile people announced their support for Marriage Equality. Three had actively worked against same-sex unions and one had been publicly silent on the issue. Former President Bill Clinton signed the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) into law in 1996. Section 3 of DOMA codifies marriage as between a […]

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Holding Fast Through the End

This is a more personal post; I tend to stay away from “me” and focus on the issue of equality and inclusion. The past five weeks have been a time of unusual sadness; it has felt like a dead weight often too heavy to lift. I’ve spent hours on my hike spinning it around, trying […]

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The Reformation Project from Matthew Vines | Training Christians to Eradicate Homophobia in the Church

Today, The Reformation Project is being launched by Matthew Vines. The Reformation Project (TRP) is a non-profit organization designed to connect, train, and empower LGBT Christians and their allies to change their churches from within. I have a personal attachment to TRP, I am on the Board of Directors. From September 18th-21st at Asbury United […]

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Jeffress, Tebow and Saying “NO”

A few years ago, maybe two, Pastor Robert Jeffress, Dallas First Baptist, did a four part series from his pulpit which is now hosted on James Dobson’s, founder of Focus on the Family,  OnePlace.com network. It is entitled “What to say to Those Who are Gay”; all four parts are still online. The sermon series is filled […]

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“Ex-gay” Kent Paris at Summit Christian Church, Nevada

[UPDATED 2/15/13 AFTER Q & A TIME ON SUNDAY] On Wednesday, February 6, 2013, “Ex-gay” leader Kent Paris of Nehemiah Ministries, was sponsored by Summit Student Ministries, Sparks, Nevada, to address over 200 youth (age 6th grade to high school years) with his views on the Bible and same sex attraction. Throughout the weekend, he […]

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Almost There . . . and I Need Your Help

I just finished working on the plan for the next several months. Along with a fair amount of travel and events, my top priority is finishing a book with the working title “Walking the Bridgeless Canyon”. I anticipate having it ready for edit by mid-April. Several people are ready to edit and proof it,  even a […]

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Dr. Tom Fuller, UMC and the Distortions in “Gay Christianity?”

Most churches find themselves obliged to investigate the issue of homosexuality and the Bible. To have a serious, productive conversation, Christian churches need to either be equipped in leading such a conversation with facts, Biblical integrity and an honest conversation including as participants those who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Christians. In lieu of […]

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An Evening In Vancouver, BC with Kathy Baldock aka Canyonwalker

In December, I took a trip to Vancouver, BC to speak at Lighthouse of Hope Christian Fellowship. Lisa Salazar, the moderator, is on the Board of Canyonwalker Connections. She asks excellent questions that give insight into the work I do. In our work and friendship, she has become like a sister to me; that ease is […]

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Relationship | The Key to Understanding

“Relationship.” It is my mantra. As an advocate for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Christian community for full equality and inclusion in the church, I am engaged in conversation at every level of understanding. Those that hold a hard line on “you cannot be Christian and gay” often share one thing in common: they […]

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GOP, You Want to Know Why You Lost the Election? Because You Could Not Count on Evangelicals Like Me

The Republican Party and conservative Evangelicals and Protestants that supported and voted for Mitt Romney are now analyzing the after-election tallies and theorizing the shortfall they expected in votes. The statistics showed that 78% of Evangelicals voted for Romney and 21% for Obama. Mike Huckabee, and others, posit that much of the blame for the […]

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“Torn: Rescuing the Gospel from the Gays-vs.-Christians Debate” by Justin Lee | A Book Review

I am going to recommend, again and again, that you read Torn: Rescuing the Gospel  from the Gays-vs.-Christians Debate.(Just updated–early release is October 30th )  I am also going to suggest you buy an extra copy for your parents and family that don’t quite “get it” and add another one for the youth pastor of the church […]

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The End of Bullying Begins with You | Spirit Day Wear Purple October 19

Canyonwalker Connections is joining with GLAAD in support of Spirit Day on October 19th.  To symbolize solidarity with LGBT youth in a plea to raise awareness of the bullying that goes on in the lives of LGBT youth, people are asked to wear purple. Anti-bullying measures begins in our own heads, hearts, mouths and typing […]

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“The Cross in the Closet” by Tim Kurek Reinforces Transphobia while Dealing with Homophobia

Timothy Kurek is a fine story teller. I read a few chapters from his book The Cross in the Closet a few years ago when I met him at a conference we were both attending. It is admirable that a young straight man would undertake a radical experiment to confront his own homophobia and judgments on a group […]

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Kathy Speaks at Christ Chapel of the Valley, Los Angeles

I had the opportunity to speak at Christ Chapel of the Valley (CCOV), 11050 Hartsook Street in North Hollywood, CA, September 30th. In this audio, you will understand a bit more about what drives my advocacy work for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Christian community. It is my faith that compels me to seek justice […]

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Matthew Vines | Reforming the Gay Christian Debate

“What does the Bible say about loving, same-sex relationships?” Nothing. Not a thing. And in that absence of Biblical direction of support for or condemnation of these relationships, Christians need to follow the general principles of the Bible: love, justice and kindness. This was the point Matthew Vines wanted to emphasize at his recent presentation at […]

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