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Tell a Street Preacher

[Translate] 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, […]

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

[Translate] 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 […]

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The Street Preachers at Gay Pride Events | A Christian Response

[Translate] 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, […]

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Invitation for Pastors to Dialogue about the Gay & Trans Christians

[Translate] 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 […]

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

[Translate] 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 . […]

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Secretary Clinton Delivers a Landmark Speech on LGBT Rights in Geneva

[Translate] 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 […]

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

[Translate] 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 […]

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Becoming Christian Allies for the LGBT Community

[Translate] 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 […]

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

[Translate] 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 […]

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

[Translate] 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 […]

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Str8apology Action | Pride Charlotte

[Translate] 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 […]

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Bullies with Bibles | Street Preachers/Screechers at Pride Charlotte

[Translate] 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, […]

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

[Translate] 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. […]

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Str8 Apology | Tell Your Story

[Translate] 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 […]

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

[Translate] 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 […]

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