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Joe Dallas’ Background and Reviews of His Books

By | April 23, 2017

Over the past 25 years, Joe Dallas has built a career in speaking, writing and counseling gay and lesbian Christians, their families, and churches seeking understanding at the intersection of sexual orientation and the Bible. He has authored eight books since 2003 and has a counseling business in Orange County, California. Recently, I read his two…

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Reviews of Ron Citlau’s Books Harmful to the LGBTQ Community

By | April 2, 2017

Linked are two reviews on books by Reformed Church in America, Pastor Ron Citlau. If it has been suggested that you, as a pastor, parent, family member or LGBTA person, read either of these book, read the linked reviews first. Both books are damaging to the LGBTQ community and their families. Citlau is a proponent and member of Restored Hope Network and Desert Streams Ministry,…

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Living Stones — Complementarianism IS Hierarchical and Damaging to Women & LGBT People

By | March 15, 2016

This is the third in a series of posts challenging the sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender hierarchy/ binary teachings of Pastor Harvey Turner, Lead Pastor of Living Stones Church, Reno, Nevada. [Harvey is not alone in his teachings. Many conservative churches teach these principles, inclusive of members of the Acts 29 network, co-founded by now-shamed and fired Mark…

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Living Stones Leaders to Trans Community — you need to “faithfully” live out birth sex gender roles

By | March 10, 2016

This Sunday, attendees of the Living Stones Church, Reno, Nevada will hear a sermon partially focused on gender. Deuteronomy 22:5 is one of the proof texts being used to discuss gender so that hearers might be “biblically faithful and compassionate to those struggling with (gender dysphoria).”                   …

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Living Stones Leaders to LGBT Community – We’re sorry for the past mistreatment, now allow us to continue our mistreatment with the misuse of Scripture.

By | March 10, 2016

I hope this post finds its way to the members and attendees of Living Stones (LS) Church, Reno, Nevada. I have already made an effort to go directly to your pastor. In short, I was told I am wrong, on the wrong side of church history and orthodoxy, so I am addressing this directly to…

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Early Christian Responses to Epidemics Completely Unlike 1980s Response

By | November 30, 2015

How a person contracts a disease should not be the barometer by which Christians determine their attitude toward the sick and needy. We are to reflect the same covenantal, unconditional posture of love and concern that God freely expresses toward His children, especially visible through His Son Jesus Christ. Jesus’ ministry exhibited a compassionate view…

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The Face of AIDS Becomes a Child: Ryan White

By | November 30, 2015

While the 1980s televangelists were pointing at the “dirty gays” as a deserving target of God’s punishment for anal sex, children who contracted HIV/AIDS through blood transfusions got caught in the public fear-filled frenzy. In December 1984, a gradual shift began to happen in the public face of AIDS. Ryan White, a 13-year-old hemophiliac middle-schooler…

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How I Responded to AIDS in the 1980s

By | November 30, 2015

  In November 2011, on the thirtieth anniversary of the first reported cases of a mysterious “gay cancer” in America, I went to the Nevada Museum of Art with my friend Dean to see the documentary “We Were Here”, produced by David Weissman. The film reflected deeply personal accounts of five people living in San…

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C. Everett Koop, a Hero During the AIDS Crisis

By | November 30, 2015

When Ronald Reagan was elected to the presidency in 1980, names of faithful members of the conservative right were submitted to his Administration for possible appointment. Virtually all the suggestions were ignored-except the one to appoint C. Everett Koop as Surgeon General. As it turned out, Koop became the Surgeon General no one expected. The…

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AIDS Migrates from Africa to Haiti and The US

By | November 30, 2015

  The HIV virus gets to Haiti When the Belgians withdrew 87,000 nationals from the Belgian Congo, it left 80% of the government posts unoccupied. All areas of the government suffered, including education. Colonization had elevated the role of European teachers and created a dearth of native Congolese teachers. The United Nations stepped into the…

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