Tag Archives: GLBT youth

Porterville, CA Mayoral LGBT Proclamation Opposed by Christian Base

Tweet 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 […]

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Mitchell’s Mom Learned to Love Her Gay Son

Tweet While in Florida, I met a Facebook friend that I had been connected with for two years. The Gay Christian Network Bible Study Group Orlando had graciously brought me to Disney Gay Days and, on the last night of my visit, a large group gathered for a potluck at which I spoke. It was there […]

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Day of Dialogue | Sacred Bullying from Focus on the Family

Tweet 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 […]

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The End of Bullying Begins with You | Spirit Day Wear Purple October 19

Tweet Canyonwalker Connections is joining with GLAAD in support of Spirit Day on October 19th.  To symbolize solidarity with LGBT youth in a plea to raise awareness of the bullying that goes on in the lives of LGBT youth, people are asked to wear purple. Anti-bullying measures begins in our own heads, hearts, mouths and […]

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Upcoming Plans & Financial Needs for Summer 2012 for Canyonwalker

Tweet Canyonwalker Connections is a 501(c)3 tax deductible organization. The work of advocacy cannot be accomplished without the assistance of supporters. Please consider taking Canyonwalker Connections as a missions organizations, monthly donations or a one-time donation. If there is an event that you feel strongly in supporting, below are: Upcoming Plans for Summer 2012 May  SpiritFest (a […]

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“Day of Dialogue” from Focus on the Family is Sacred Discrimination

Tweet I have a hair-trigger sensitivity for the protection of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (glbt) youth.  Even if an action is wrapped in heart-themed paper and tied with a Jesus-loves-you ribbon, when there is something rotten inside, I can smell it. There is something very rotten at the core of the Day of Dialogue […]

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Parents at the Gay Christian Network Conference? YES!

Tweet For the past five years, I have conducted a workshop or gathering time for parents , friends and allies of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people at the Gay Christian Network Conference.  Not only has the group size increased, but the stage of acceptance of the group has progressed radically. In 2007, the parents […]

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Ten Things I’ve Learned About Gay People in Ten Years | A Christian Perspective

Tweet In 2001, if you had asked me, “Kathy, can you be gay and Christian?”  I would have hedged a bit and fallen on the side of “No”.  I did not have any close relationships with gay people nor had I ever studied the issue in the Bible.  I did not even know one gay […]

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Str8apology Action | Pride Charlotte

Tweet .   “Hey, ‘str8apology lady’, tell ‘em. Tell her what you told me. Tell her Jesus loves her too.” So, I did, over and over throughout the day at Pride Charlotte on August 27th.  I have gone to pride events for years and the extremes seen in Charlotte that day tell the greater story […]

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The Evangelical Network Calls for Tougher Anti-Bullying Legislation and Safer Churches

Tweet On July 9, 2011, The Evangelical Network (TEN) held a press conference at its annual conference in Austin, TX to: Todd Ferrell, President of The Evangelical Network call on Evangelicals to stand up for marginalized, oppressed and vulnerable youth, and glbt youth in particular bring attention to the current lack of coordinated efforts in […]

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Focus on the Family | You Make Us Look Stupid, Stop Lying

Focus on the Family: Stop Lying About Gays FOTF manipulates information, creates homophobia, uses fear and misinformation against homosexuals and gay youth.

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“Day of Dialogue” from Focus on the Family is Not a Jesus-Action

“Day of Dialogue” from Focus on the Family is not What Jesus Would Do. This is a call to action for Christian youth to target GLBT youth with a “God has a better plan for you” message. I’m all for a God loves you conversation, but not a conversation that directly targets the most vulnerable of the vulnerable in our society–the GLBT youth.

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“Medical Consequences of What Homosexuals Do”, Come on, Really?

Tweet [A fore note: I decided to headline this post partially with the  exact title  of this highly offensive tract.  I want to hit the top of the search engines and maybe get some readers that are looking to "Medical Consequences of What Homosexuals Do" as an authoritative piece. I know it is offensive, but […]

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To Be Seen AND Loved | Dancing at a Gay Bar

Tweet To be known and still be loved.  To be seen and still be accepted.  Tough concept to grasp on either side of the equation.  I specifically remember a very late night over thirty years ago when I was secreted away in the Engineering Building at Rutgers University. I was on a constant run from […]

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Understanding & Support for our GLBT Friends & Family

Tweet These are the notes that I handed out at the workshop at the Gay Christian Network Conference, Denver CO, Jan. 2011.  The attendance was far higher than I planned, so several folks were left without the outline. Some observations and thoughts that come out of the two hours spent with the group: Three years […]

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