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Audio Version of Walking the Bridgeless Canyon Now Available

[Translate] Tweet 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 […]

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

[Translate] Tweet [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 […]

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The Gay Christian Movement is NOW

[Translate] Tweet 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 […]

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Legalized Discrimination Repackaged as Religious Freedom

[Translate] Tweet   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 […]

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

[Translate] Tweet 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 […]

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

[Translate] Tweet 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 […]

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Moving Beyond Steve Anderson

[Translate] Tweet 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, […]

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

[Translate] Tweet 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 […]

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Giving Tuesday

[Translate] Tweet 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 […]

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

[Translate] Tweet 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 […]

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So Now What ? | Tim Rymel, Guest Post

[Translate] Tweet “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 […]

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“Walking the Bridgeless Canyon” Ready for Pre-Orders

[Translate] Tweet Walking the Bridgeless Canyon: Repairing the Breach between the Conservative Church and the LGBT Christian Community is ready for pre-sales and will be released in June 2014. In 2001, Kathy Baldock, a straight conservative Evangelical Christian, met Netto Montoya, a lesbian Native American, on the local hiking trails near her home in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Their […]

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God and the Gay Christian — The Biblical Case in Support of Same-Sex Relationships by Matthew Vines

[Translate] Tweet God and the Gay Christian — The Biblical Case in Support of Same-Sex Relationships by Matthew Vines is an important book for the conservative Christian church, now. Vines presents clear and well-sequenced arguments to support a more accurate interpretation of six passages in the Bible which have been used to exclude lesbian, gay, bisexual and […]

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Transgender Marriage — Before God

[Translate] Tweet This is one of six stories is in the chapter of the book “Walking the Bridgeless Canyon – Repairing the Breach between the Conservative Church and the LGBT Christian Community.” (May 2014) A Biblical case for same-sex marriage is based upon the covenant, selfless, sacrificial requirements of Ephesians 5 and the one flesh demand for covenant […]

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Where Can I Get the Persecuted Christians Version of the Bible?

[Translate] Tweet Twelve white Christian heterosexual (assumed) men whose mamas didn’t teach them to share or respect the dignity of others. Tony Perkins on the passage of the “Religious Freedom Restoration Act” in Mississippi. “Today, I had the honor of joining Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant (R) at the signing of SB2681 — the state’s Religious […]

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