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Tell a Street Preacher

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 they […]

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Porterville, CA Mayoral LGBT Proclamation Opposed by Christian Base

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 […]

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Disney Gay Days is Magical!

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 […]

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An Evening In Vancouver, BC with Kathy Baldock aka Canyonwalker

In December, I took a trip to Vancouver, BC to speak at Lighthouse of Hope Christian Fellowship. Lisa Salazar, the moderator, is on the Board of Canyonwalker Connections. She asks excellent questions that give insight into the work I do. In our work and friendship, she has become like a sister to me; that ease is […]

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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 […]

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

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 […]

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The Street Preachers at Gay Pride Events | A Christian Response

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 […]

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Upcoming Plans & Financial Needs for Summer 2012 for Canyonwalker

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 gathering […]

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Parents at the Gay Christian Network Conference? YES!

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 in […]

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The “(Un)comfortable” Spiritual Blessings and Prophecy on Gay and Trans Christians

I hike, think, pray, read and sometimes, I even listen to God on trails.  Some strange thoughts marinate along those many miles.  I have been thinking about this particular post for about six months.  A few days ago, I read a prophetic word and knew it was time to write this. I believe, because of […]

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Invitation for Pastors to Dialogue about the Gay & Trans Christians

The issue of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (glbt) Christians in the church has become a polarizing and even  frightening conversation in some faith communities. There are glbt people sitting in virtually all congregations and church youth groups. How is your church addressing this? A few years ago, when I offered dialogue to 57 local […]

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Come to the Gay Christian Network Conference in Orlando, January 5-8

The Gay Christian Network (GCN) holds an annual conference each January as part of its mission to share the love and light of Christ.  GCN was started in August 2001 by Justin Lee , recently named one of the 15 most inspiring LGBT religious leaders and author of the upcoming “Torn: Rescuing the Gospel from […]

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Listening to Michael Brown and Scott Lively | Where Do You Fit in the Dialogue?

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 […]

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Becoming Christian Allies for the LGBT Community

  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 justice […]

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

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 Christian, […]

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