Thank you to Matt Roth of Matthew J. Roth “Embracing Religion without Religiousity” for interviewing me, Kathy Baldock, in his month-long series “Homosexuality & Christianity”. He posed some excellent questions and I appreciate the opportunity to answer them succinctly in a public forum. 1. Your ministry, Canyon Walker Connections, is geared towards bridging the gap […]
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 […]
Michael Brown, “Line of Fire” Michael Brown interviewed Scott Lively on Brown’s daily radio show “The Line of Fire,” October 19th . Lively, President of Defend the Family, is one of the more prominent staunchly anti-gay activists in the world and Brown, founder of Coalition of Conscience, is quickly gaining status in the US for his similar views. Both […]
This series is broken into three parts. Each a stand alone piece and each powerfully supporting the others. I encourage readers to invest the time. Sit down ready to be angry, sad, tearful, shocked and encouraged. Carol and Kathy, thank your sweetie! If you were at Pride Charlotte and I got to talk with you, […]
. “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 of […]
Jesus left room for people who do not fit inside the “one man + one woman marriage” paradigm. One by one, individual states are wisely challenging the law and moving into the room left for same-sex couples so long ago by Jesus. After speaking directly about marriage and divorce (Matt. 19: 1-9), Jesus says “Not […]
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 idea […]
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 us […]
[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 for […]
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 ago […]
Annual Gay Christian Network Conference in Denver, CO, 2011 and in Orlando, FL Jan. 2012. All are welcome. The church is not complete without the GLBT children of God. Join with hundreds of believers and their advocates for worship, services, workshops, resources and incredible fellowship time.
Responding in kindness when the dialogue gets heated. Working actively in GLBT Christian equality in the church tests my ability to extend grace under pressure and tension. Will I respond in a way reflective of the God I follow?
On Saturday, August 27, 2011, an action of str8apology (“Hurt by Church? get a #str8apology here”) lead by Kathy Baldock, Executive Director of Canyonwalker Connections) will take place at 2011 Pride Charlotte. ( #str8apology) Str8apology’s presence at Pride Charlotte will bring the message of the unconditional love of God while standing against the activist of “God […]
“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
The mission of Canyonwalker Connections is to repair the division that exists between social and Christian conservative and the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community through education, training, and dialogue in both secular and religious environments.
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