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Franklin Graham In Carson City

Franklin Graham – Stop Endangering LGBT Youth

Franklin Graham is bringing his “Decision America Tour” to Carson City, Nevada on Wednesday, March 30th. And, I will be there . . .  with a protest sign. I’ll be standing as a silent (mostly) witness against grievous words repeatedly spoken by Graham against the gay and transgender communities, in particular, gay children and transgender children. I […]

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Living Stones Church Reno Harvey Turner

Living Stones — Complementarianism IS Hierarchical and Damaging to Women & LGBT People

This is the third in a series of posts challenging the sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender hierarchy/ binary teachings of Pastor Harvey Turner, Lead Pastor of Living Stones Church, Reno, Nevada. [Harvey is not alone in his teachings. Many conservative churches teach these principles, inclusive of members of the Acts 29 network, co-founded by now-shamed and fired Mark […]

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Living Stones Church Reno Harvey Turner

Living Stones Leaders to Trans Community — you need to “faithfully” live out birth sex gender roles

This Sunday, attendees of the Living Stones Church, Reno, Nevada will hear a sermon partially focused on gender. Deuteronomy 22:5 is one of the proof texts being used to discuss gender so that hearers might be “biblically faithful and compassionate to those struggling with (gender dysphoria).”                    […]

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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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Sisters of Thunder Podcasts with Kathy and Yvette

In July 2015, Kathy Baldock and Yvette Cantu Schneider began hosting a weekly 30-40 minute podcast which will be archived. Canyonwalker Connections is one of the foremost organizations working to educate and invite productive dialogue for both religious inclusion, and for social equality for the LGBT community. Kathy Baldock is the Executive Director of Canyonwalker […]

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Marriage Equality

I am Part of the 2% of Evangelicals Strongly Supporting Marriage Equality

  I am part of the 2%. According the polls released by the Barna Group gathered from research immediately after the Supreme Court ruling extending federal marriage equality to same-sex couples, only 2% of evangelicals[1] strongly support the decision. Evangelicals, compared with all other denominations, and with all adults in general, are identified as the least […]

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radio show

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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Communion and Worship service -- GCN Conference, Jan. 2014

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

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 work I […]

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Netto & Kathy finishing the Tahoe Rim Trail, 165 miles

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

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 September […]

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