To World Vision and Conservative Christians — Let’s Get Together for a Potluck and Bible Study

Tweet I am disappointed. I thought World Vision was going to break loose from the pack and lead other para-church organizations in doing the right thing by honoring the legal marriages of their same sex employees. I knew it would be a tough slog to free themselves from modern traditional biases created over the last […]

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Transgender Christian Lisa Salazar’s Kindle Book 99¢ Sunday, March 30

Tweet I am often asked for resources and information about sexual orientation and gender identity as they intersect with faith. Please check on my blog link for a full list of  book resources and video resources. The book I most recommend most often for transgender Christians, or those who want to learn more about this […]

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

Tweet 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: […]

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Businesses Lead in LGBT Equality

Tweet 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 […]

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Michael Brown Exports His “Dangers of Gay Activism” Message to Peru

Tweet   Michael Brown went to Peru’s Parliament last week to speak to congressional leaders and chancellors of all the major universities about the “dangers of homosexual activism.” About his trip, he effused “what an extraordinary opportunity to impact a nation.” Brown was invited to Peru through a personal connection to one of Peru’s most […]

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American Extremism: To Russia with Love

Tweet The violence against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people in Russia is not intrinsic to its history. It is a relatively new poison that has seeped into the Russian culture and church, compliments in no small part to American extremists who have been visiting that country over the past decade. [The situation has become […]

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SBC Pastor’s Kid Comes Out and Family Stands with Him UPDATE

Tweet UPDATE — MARCH 11, 2014 (I have the permission of Pastor Danny to relay this information.)  Thank you to those of you who have prayed for the Cortez family and the New Heart church community as they navigate this issue. This is the official statement for the process over the next two months: “As […]

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BRIDGELESS CANYON

Tweet Crowdfunder on FUNDERway: Program December 2013 to January 2014 ********************************************************* PURCHASE/PRE-ORDER  Walking the Bridgeless Canyon | Repairing the Breach between the Conservative Church and the LGBT Christian Community In order to better assess the intersection of sexual orientation and faith,“Walking the Bridgeless Canyon | Repairing the Breach between the Conservative Church and the LGBT […]

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“Bible Gender Sexuality | Reframing the Church’s Debate on Same-Sex Relationships” — A Review

Tweet “Bible Gender Sexuality | Reframing the Church’s Debate on Same-Sex Relationships” by Prof. James Brownson (2013)  Prof. James Brownson has taught New Testament Theology at Western Theological Seminary, New Holland, Michigan, for over 30 years. When his 19 year old son came out as gay, Brownson challenged himself to revisit the Scriptures believing that his own […]

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“Understanding Sexual Identity” By Mark Yarhouse | A Review

Tweet An ineffective theory about gay people, wrapped in kinder packaging, and carefully tied a prettier bow of pseudo-compassion is still an ineffective theory. Understanding Sexual Identity: A Resource for Youth Ministry (October, 2013, Zondervan) by Mark Yarhouse, Professor of Psychology at Regent University (Founded by Fundamentalist Pat Robertson as Christian Network Broadcast University in 1978), […]

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Scott Lively Continues His Russian Death Tour

Tweet Scott Lively is currently in Russia for the pre-conference planning for the 2014 World Congress of Families VIII. His deadly impacts, already seen and being played out in Uganda, have been evident in the rise in violent crime and aggressive sentiments towards the gay and transgender community in the Russian culture.  He previously laid […]

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He Makes All Things Beautiful

Tweet I sent Christian a note on March 11th, 2011, a few days after I had seen him on the Lisa Ling Our America: Pray the Gay Away show. There was something unsettling and robotic about him in the televised interview. He said he was no longer gay; to me he looked empty. Ling visited his […]

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Walking the Bridgeless Canyon | How I Became an Advocate for LGBT Inclusion

Tweet I am on the board of The Reformation Project (TRP), founded by Matthew Vines. The mission of the organization is to: seeks to reform church teaching on sexual orientation and gender identity. This fall, TRP will host our first leadership conference for 50 straight, gay, bisexual, and transgender Christians who are committed to reform. From […]

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Two Burning Buildings, One Car Crash and Three Saved Lives, All in a Day’s Work

Tweet Yes, it was quite a day for me. I donned my turnout coat, pants, boots, helmet, hood, self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), gloves and goggles and went to work putting out two fires, rescuing a person with an obstructed airway, another person from a wrecked car and then ended the day by rescuing a victim […]

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My Hour with Edie, the Woman Who Brought Down DOMA

Tweet Edie Windsor, 84, loved her partner, Thea Spyer, for 42 years before losing her to multiple sclerosis.  They met in a lesbian bar in 1963 and got engaged in 1967.  “It was purely symbolic,” says Windsor. “It was a way for us to say we wanted to spend our lives together.” Because of their professional […]

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