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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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“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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Invitation for Pastors to Dialogue about the Gay & Trans Christians

Tweet 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 […]

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

Tweet 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. […]

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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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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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PRIDE CHARLOTTE | THREE PART SERIES: str8apology, “GOD HAS A BETTER WAY” and the STREET PREACHERS

Tweet 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 […]

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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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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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