Elaine White

A Visit with Former Religious Right Leader Elaine White

Sometime in the past year my online path crossed with a women who, had today-me met decades-ago-her, we might have been quite formidable opponents. I connected with Elaine White after reading a post written by her and reposted by friend, Pastor Jim Rigby of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Austin, Texas. In the post, Elaine recounted […]

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New Covenant Church Palm Desert, CA

Presentation of History of Cultural and Religious Discrimination of the LGBT Community in Palm Springs

Without doubt, there is a growing need for civil and informed conversation at the intersection of faith and sexual orientation and gender identity. It is often gay and transgender youth who suffer most as a result of a distinct lack of information or misinformation. I’ll be part of team leading an effort to bring information — primarily […]

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Gay Christian Network Conference

Come to the Gay Christian Network Conference in Houston Jan 7 -10th

  THERE IS A 24 HOUR SALE 12/17 noon to 12/18 noon ET Register at https://gcnconf.com/register and use Code SAVE35 The annual Gay Christian Network Conference brings over 1500 Christians of all ages and backgrounds together for support, engagement, and more. This year, discover what’s next for the LGBT faith community—and for you. If you are a parent […]

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Early Christian Responses to Epidemics Completely Unlike 1980s Response

How a person contracts a disease should not be the barometer by which Christians determine their attitude toward the sick and needy. We are to reflect the same covenantal, unconditional posture of love and concern that God freely expresses toward His children, especially visible through His Son Jesus Christ. Jesus’ ministry exhibited a compassionate view […]

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The Face of AIDS Becomes a Child: Ryan White

  While the 1980s televangelists were pointing at the “dirty gays” as a deserving target of God’s punishment for anal sex, children who contracted HIV/AIDS through blood transfusions got caught in the public fear-filled frenzy. In December 1984, a gradual shift began to happen in the public face of AIDS. Ryan White, a 13-year-old hemophiliac […]

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C. Everett Koop, a Hero During the AIDS Crisis

When Ronald Reagan was elected to the presidency in 1980, names of faithful members of the conservative right were submitted to his Administration for possible appointment. Virtually all the suggestions were ignored—except the one to appoint C. Everett Koop as Surgeon General. As it turned out, Koop became the Surgeon General no one expected. The […]

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What Caused the Onset of HIV/AIDS? Colonialism

The HIV/AIDS story starts around 1921 in Gabon, Africa where one subspecies of non-swimming chimpanzees known as the Pan troglodytes troglodytes (Pan t. t.), have been bound in their native habitat between two rivers for many thousands of years. The chimps developed simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV). Pan t. t. SIV probably originated from the recombination of […]

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Giving Tuesday for Canyonwalker Connections

If the mission statement of Canyonwalker Connections — to encourage, educate, and engage in dialogue between the conservative Christian church and the LGBT community –resonates with your beliefs, please consider including this organization as part of your 2015 and 2016 donations. #GivingTuesday, December 1, 2015, instituted in 2012, is designated as a special day to donate […]

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Untangling the Mess Presentation at New Covenant, Palm Springs, CA

Untangling the Mess: Separating the Truth and Mistruths about What it Means to Be LGBT and Christian is being presented on Saturday, January 23rd by Kathy Baldock at the Saguaro Hotel Ballroom in Desert Springs, CA from 6 pm till 9 pm. The presentation is an ideal opportunity to understand the intersection of faith and sexual orientation and […]

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