UPDATE: At the Porterville City Council meeting on June 11th, an item was added to the agenda for next weeks’ meeting, June 17th. From GayPorterville: That agenda item is to rescind the proclamation that we the LGBTQ community received just last Tuesday. Pending the City Attorney’s counsel on whether the City Council has the authority […]
Last Saturday and Sunday, I was at Disneyworld in Orlando for Disney Gay Days. A group of gay Christians I associated with flew me into town, got me two park tickets and hosted me at the home of one of the members. The group, mostly members of The Gay Christian Network (GCN), intended to treat me […]
Focus on the Family, a conservative Christian ministry, wants high school and college-aged students to join them in their “truth telling” sacred bullying-in-Jesus-Name of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community during Day of Dialogue. Even when words are wrapped in heart-themed paper and tied with a “Jesus-loves-you” ribbon, if there is something rotten at […]
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 […]
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 […]
In September 2012, I attended the inaugural conference for Restored Hope Network (RHN) at Sunrise Community Church in Sacramento, CA. The forming committee for RHN had been gathering for several months in response to the belief that Exodus International was straying from its roots. When they concluded that their differences with Exodus were irreparable, several Exodus member ministries […]
In September 2012, I attended the inaugural conference for Restored Hope Network (RHN) at Sunrise Community Church in Sacramento, CA. The forming committee for RHN had been gathering for several months in response to the belief that Exodus International was straying from its roots. When they concluded that their differences with Exodus were irreparable, several Exodus member […]
The message was clear. Being “gay” is the result of a defect. Somewhere in the background is a dysfunctional family where Mom and Dad had switched gender roles; or maybe Dad was weak and Mom subjugated him; or maybe Mom coddled her child too much; or maybe early sexual abuse or inappropriate genital stimulation caused […]
“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 […]
I met a young lady last August at Pride Charlotte, and I saw her again this year. She excitedly ran up to me, “Do you remember me from last year?!” she asked. Of course I did, her voice is gravelly distinct. After hugging her and kissing her cheek, I stared into her face and asked […]
For almost forty years, the Christian church has been funneling their members who “struggle with homosexuality” towards “reparative therapy”. At the core of that “change” process from homosexuality to heterosexuality is one of three false beliefs about the “causes” of homosexuality: inappropriate parenting that has lead to the need to express sexuality and interests towards the […]
Traditional family values is a packed cliché. The (ab)use of the term “family values” began in 1976 when it was introduced into the Republican Platform. It became a rally cry at the 1992 GOP Convention when Vice President Dan Quayle bemoaned the collapse of the family because the then-popular show, “Murphy Brown,” portrayed the main character […]
Last November, on a Friday afternoon at about 4:15, I walked into the lobby of the Family Research Council (FRC) on 8th and G Streets in Washington, DC. I carried with me documented research regarding the impact of rejection on the mental and physical health of gay youth. Of course I knew I would not […]
I am a white, heterosexual, Evangelical Christian female. I have never been screamed at for being white, heterosexual, Christian or female while attending a public event. No one has ever publicly tried to demean me or attack me for the core of who I am, and certainly, I have never been subjected to loud, constant threats […]
Education, engagement and encouragement between the Christian Church and the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Christian community is what I do. I talk with, listen to, read and follow seemingly otherwise kind and Jesus-esque people but, when the topic switches to the gay community, some become machines motivated by fear and unleashed in ignorance. Why? And […]
“Loosen the chains of injustice, untie the cords of the yoke, set the oppressed free and break every yoke. Then you will be called Repairer of the Breach.” Isaiah 58
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