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Traditional Family Values | Which Traditions, Whose Values, What Families?  Protecting “traditional family values” is the rally cry to preserve, well . . . what is it trying to preserve? Which traditions? Those of a faith group, ethnicity or time period? Whose families? Only Mom, Pop and kid? Do we include single Moms or extending family? And which values? Yours, mine or the ones Jesus actually says are important? Are we holding a political agenda as an idol rather than do what we are asked to do as Christians?

Six Things Straight People Should Stop Saying about Gay People Ten years ago, I would have made EVERY one of these statements out of ignorance or lack of relationship with gay people. My views were based on gay stereotypes, rather that relationships. I said: “the gay lifestyle”, “the parts don’t fit”, “homosexuality is not normal”, “people can change orientation”, “marriage is not a civil right” and “the Bible is against homosexuality. Until . . .

The Ten Lies about the GLBT Community Told by Conservative Hate Groups | A Straight Christian Perspective:  Ten Lies about Gays Told by Conservatives  The Family Research Council and other conservative “family’ groups manipulate facts and tells lies to bolster their anti-gay propaganda.

Dear Mom and Dad, | A Letter to Christian Parents of lgbt Youth :  An open letter to Moms and Dads of glbt youth. You may be struggling to understand where sexual orientation and Christianity intersect. Perhaps this will give you insight so that you can best navigate this as a family.

Dear Church, | Ten Insights on the lgbt Christian Dialogue: I have been involved in advocacy for the glbt Christian community for over five years;  I offer these observations  that I hope you will consider as valuable insights to help bring understanding.

Ten Things I’ve Learned About Gay People in Ten Years | A Christian Perspective :  I have been involved in advocacy for the glbt Christian community for over five years;  I offer these observations  that I hope you will consider as valuable insights to help bring understanding.

A Queer Thing Happened to America by Dr. Michael Brown | Review: I would strongly suggest you spent the significant number of hours it would take to read “A Queer Thing Happened to America” and go befriend and listen to a gay/trans person.  Get to really know them, not the them you think you know.  “A Queer Thing Happened to America” feeds fear. Ditch your fears, your biases, your ignorance on this issue and go do relationship with gay and trans people. I did and it changed my life.

I’m A Zero | A Look at Sexual Orientation:  A Look at Sexual Orientation  Understanding the range of sexual orientation based on the Kinsey Scale setting strictly heterosexual at 0 and a strictly homosexual at 6. And gender identity.

Can Size 14 Heels Keep You Out of Heaven?:  A Look at Sexual Orientation  Understanding the range of sexual orientation based on the Kinsey Scale setting strictly heterosexual at 0 and a strictly homosexual at 6. And gender identity.

Are You In or Out? I Corinthians and I Timothy:  In or Out? | I Corinthians and I Timothy  The two most difficult sections of Scripture to interpret when researching what the Bible says about homosexuality. Context, original  language and culture.The words range from prostitute to masturbator to homosexual thru time.

“Medical Consequences of What Homosexuals Do”, Come on, Really?: “Medical Consequences of What Homosexuals Do” created by Paul Cameron is a homophobic, with discredited “science” and retold as fact.This series looks at the lies.

Hello, I’m a Detestable Abomination | Looking at Leviticus and Deuteronomy :  I’m an Abomination | How will you do on the “abomination test”? 43 behaviors listed in Leviticus & Deuteronomy. Why do we insist on holding the one over the lives of the GLBT community and excuse ourselves on the balance?

Dear Alan, My Friends are Gay, Not Broken:  Open letter to Alan Chambers and Exodus International to consider the language and condemnation of self-identified gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Christians from being welcome as they are, unchanged in orientation, into the Christian Church. God loves them as they are, we should too.

Focus on the Family | You Make Us Look Stupid, Stop Lying:  Focus on the Family: Stop Lying About Gays  FOTF manipulates information, creates homophobia, uses fear and misinformation against homosexuals and gay youth.

“Day of Dialogue” from Focus on the Family is Not a Jesus-Action:  Focus on the Family targets the most vulnerable of our youth, the gay youth.With this veiled homophobic action they are asking Christian youth to participate.

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