If watching TV can turn your kids gay, why am I not straight?

The conversation went a little like this.Person Close to Me: “The way media popularizes being gay is disgusting! We just really want to protect our children from thinking that lifestyle is okay." Me: Blink, blink.   It has taken me more than a minute to even begin to understand how to respond, but I think I have it now. Unfortunately, Person Close to Me has not the ears to hear, so I guess I will share it with y’all here. Maybe you can share it with a Person Close to You who may need … [Read More...]

The beautiful and terrified heart of one lesbian’s mama

It’s been almost six years since mama died and it has taken me nearly twice that long to understand her beautiful, terrified heart. By all accounts, Beverly was a loving wife and mother. To my father she was devoted and true, to her daughters, a constant presence of self-sacrifice. Life with mama was golden... ...and rocky.For most of my childhood, mom stayed home and made sure we had the best of meals, the cleanest of clothes and every toy our hearts desired and daddy’s hard-earned pay … [Read More...]

Homosexual lifestyle engagement photos

B and I are getting hitched and we couldn't be more in love or excited about our dreamy future! Since engagement photos are all the rage (and we want to do this whole gettin' gay married thing right!) we just had to have our very own engagement photo shoot.Content warning: if seeing depictions of lesbians frolicking in their natural habitat and celebrating their intentions to destroy the sanctity of marriage offends you, look away now.   … [Read More...]

More Beautiful Than the Comments Section

A phenomenal post from a friend floated across my field of vision on Facebook and I just had to share it with y'all here.Karen is a minister and friend from back in the day at Kirkwood UCC in Atlanta. She happens to be a lesbian and damn fine theologian now living the life of a farmer with her partner, children, bunnies, goats and pigs in the beautiful state of Virginia. She has a word or two to say about some recent Rush Limbaugh shenanigans that I thought y'all might want to hear. … [Read More...]

How “Left Behind” prepares us for Trump’s America

For some time now, moderate and progressive Christians have been wondering aloud how evangelical Christians can support Donald Trump in all his obvious clash with Christian values - xenophobic, materialistic, fear-mongering bloviating. What's the question again caller? It recently occurred to me that NO greater clue exists for this apparent disconnect than a linchpin in the billion dollar industry that is evangelicalism - the Left Behind media empire.Let me back up, here are the Cliff’s N … [Read More...]

Gay Christians, You Have WAY Better Options: A Review of “Us vs. Us” by Andrew Marin

Deborah Arca, my friend and Patheos editor, invited me to the Andrew Marin book club this month to review his new book, Us vs. Us. Rumor has it, I was one of the Patheos bloggers selected by Marin himself, or at least one of his people to take up this task.Now, I’m not trained in the delicate art of book reviews, so the best I can hope to do here today, is share with you my experience of reading this piece of work. (see what I did there?)Here’s the high level of how it went.Um, how ma … [Read More...]

Sure, you can be Orlando too

Sunday, June 12, 2016 dawned for us like most other seemingly boring days in our life - waking to smiling eyes and a gentle kiss, sipping a cup of coffee while reading an early morning devotional, taking a long walk with the pups and getting ready for a ridiculously hot day of our homosexual lifestyle - summer yard work in Florida.But before I laced up my work boots, I checked Facebook.Orlando.In the hours and days following the deadliest mass shooting in America, I've thrashed … [Read More...]

Peanut Butter Cups and the First Amendment

Hey! You got your religion in my government! Hey! You got your government in my religion! Peanut butter and chocolate may be two great tastes that taste great together, but government and religion are not. That is why in 1791 the First Amendment was added to the Constitution of the United States of America.Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the … [Read More...]

An Open letter to the United Methodist Church: Repent of your sin

Dear United Methodist Church,I am writing to you today as a sister in ministry, a southern-born graduate of Candler School of Theology, a wounded healer, a daughter, sister, mama, friend, partner…and lesbian Christian. It is because I have witnessed over and over again the suffering of dearly beloved friends who identify as United Methodists that I am writing to you today. It is my hope to speak truth in love, and though I will try to do so gently, I will likely be more direct than is c … [Read More...]

The Rainbow Flag on Main Street: Guest blogger Jonathan Chapman

Friends, it is my honor to share this post from friend and seminary colleague, Rev. Jonathan Chapman.   Two days ago, I dragged the stepladder through our front door and set it up at the base of one of the wooden columns that line the front our our 1850s home. The house that we're renting (mobility is a valuable commodity for pastors these days!) sits on the corner of a major intersection in our little town in Northeastern Connecticut. The elementary school is … [Read More...]


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