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Tell a Street Preacher

Tweet It is Gay Pride season. Just as predictable as the rainbow flags and great music are the street preachers and condemnation. Some of these street evangelists present a “softer” approach; they are not bullhorn carrying or “sodomite” screaming. They arrive with smiles and slick tracts and smooth “Hey guy, I love ya” banter, but […]

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Disney Gay Days is Magical!

Tweet 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 […]

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“Wall of Love” at Pride Charlotte | Standing against Hate in Love

Tweet 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 […]

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The Street Preachers at Gay Pride Events | A Christian Response

Tweet 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 […]

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The 61% in North Carolina Miss the Message of Christ and Civil Rights on Amendment 1 Voting

Tweet Amendment 1 passed in the State of North Carolina. The definition of marriage as one man and one woman is now codified in that state’s constitution. Discrimination is now codified in that state’s constitution. Christians did this. Christians who believe they have the right to deny equality to minority groups; Christians who believe they […]

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Tell Your Gay & Trans Friends & Family You LOVE Them at aNotetoMyKid.com

Tweet aNotetoMyKid.com is a grassroots movement to publicly express love and support for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (glbt) people in our lives . aNotetoMyKid was created by Patrick Wallace and Michael Volpatt in 2011 as a space for the friends and families of the glbt people to share their unconditional love . You […]

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Canyonwalker | The Trail Ahead & Supplies Needed

Tweet Canyonwalker Connections has a very sizeable following of readers.  About 30,000 to 40,000 readers come to this  blog monthly for education, encouragement and engagement.  The advocacy work I do is not only my passion; it is my vocation.  I cannot accomplish the work of advocacy for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Christians without the assistance of supporters. […]

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Secretary Clinton Delivers a Landmark Speech on LGBT Rights in Geneva

Tweet This extraordinary speech was delivered by Secretary of  State Hillary Clinton in Geneva, December 6, 2011 in Geneva in recognition of Human Rights Day. This is the speech I wish I had given; it is so perfect. If you follow the civil rights issue of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (glbt) people worldwide, you will […]

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Becoming Christian Allies for the LGBT Community

Tweet   In the past decade, I have gone from  being a comfortable friend of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community (LGBT) to becoming a visible advocate. The gay community I had been warned about was not the gay community I came to know; the exclusionary practices of the Christian church were unsettling to the sense of […]

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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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Bullies with Bibles | Street Preachers/Screechers at Pride Charlotte

Tweet Preacher Ken talking to Kathy One of the most severe forms of bullying is the misuse of the Word of God — a Book with an intrinsic message of love — to try to coerce people to conform to their theology; or worse, to do harm to people.  At Pride Charlotte on Saturday, August […]

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God Does Have a Better Way | Don’t Stand in the Path of It

Tweet GHABW marches Pride Charlotte On Saturday, August 27th a group of about two hundred Christians marched into Pride Charlotte with “God Has A Better Way” (GHABW), an action formed by The Coalition of Conscience and the Speak the Truth Project. Three quarters of the group, including children, wore red tee shirts bolding declaring the […]

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In the Center of His Will at Civic Center | SF Gay Pride

Tweet For four years, I’ve been going to San Francisco Gay Pride wearing  a printed shirt that says “Hurt by Church? Get a Str8Apology Here.”  Accepting and affirming churches are present. They host booths and walk in the parade, but I walk around with a big target on my front and back inviting conversation. The […]

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Str8 Apology | Tell Your Story

Tweet Welcome to Str8 Apology | Tell Your Story Throughout Gay Pride Events this summer of 2011, there will be non-glbt Christians taking a step of humility and  responsibility in apologizing to the glbt community and their friends and allies for the rejection and damage caused in the Name of Jesus. There are many of […]

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“Hurt by Church? Get a Straight Apology Here.”

Tweet [Order “Hurt By Church? Get a Str8 Apology Here”  on this page. ] When an idea comes to me on a hiking trail (AKA my “sacred space”) I most often count it as a good idea. My mind is relaxed and I have no distractions.  I would  soon be heading down to San Francisco […]

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