I’m sorry my homosexual lifestyle triggers your heterosexual privilege

So if you've been hanging around my blog or Facebook page for more than a minute, you've likely seen one of my homosexual lifestyle posts. Sometimes they show up as a homosexual agenda post when I am planning to do all the things.You know the ones I am talking about -like this one, or this one or this little one here.They pretty much all go a something like this one from last August: Homosexual Lifestyle Weekend ReportDid the dishes, vacuumed the floors, did the laundry, … [Read More...]

Look over there, it’s Elvis! I mean Jesus!!

Year A - Second Sunday after Epiphany January, 15 2017Isaiah 49:10 Psalm 40:1-11 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 John 1:29-42Here we go with week two of this lectionary journey and I'm still not exactly on track for publishing  my post every Tuesday, because exegeting+writing+life=hard y'all. And hell's bells, at first glance these texts are a frustrating mess with seemingly no connection. UGH, what are they thinking over at the RCL anyway?I was just not feeling Isaiah this week (that's … [Read More...]

 I admit it, this homosexual IS demanding special rights

Because as it turns out, civil rights are in fact special rights because they are rationed and rare.First, some of the rights we seek are indeed special because there is nothing ordinary about the right to personal dignity and safety. There is nothing ordinary about exchanging vows with the love of your life. More than special, these things are sacred.But because these (and other rights) are not accessible to all, they are special in a way they should not be.See, there should be … [Read More...]

This I Believe

Seems like most churches that have websites include a page where they post a list of what they believe. Setting aside the problematic nature of claiming that everyone at the church does and should believe the same, I feel called to offer a "belief statement" page for readers old and new so they can get their bearings before diving in. This is especially important since I have taken on the task of writing a blog post every week as I journey though the Revised Common Lectionary. Lord help me.A … [Read More...]

Baptism of Jesus: Submerging & subverting the paradigm

A Lesbian's Lectionary JourneyBaptism of Jesus: Submerging & subverting the paradigmFirst Sunday After Epiphany, Year AIsaiah 42:1-9Psalm 29Acts 10:34-43Matthew 3:13-17 A couple of days ago I announced that I am beginning a year-long journey through the Revised Common Lectionary. You can click here for an in-depth exploration of what the RCL is, but in short, that is what churchy types call the three-year cycle (A, B and C) of scripture that many pastors i … [Read More...]

Launching a lesbian’s lectionary journey

This week I’m beginning a project that, in the midst of planning a wedding, might be a squeench cray cray. So be it.I've assigned myself the task of blogging through the Revised Common Lectionary. For normal, non-theologically nerdy people, that is the three year cycle of scripture that many pastors in churches of multiple denominations follow as they prepare their sermons each week. Now, there are plenty of lectionary commentaries out there, most of them far more intelligent than I will be c … [Read More...]

Freaking out and making plans – welcome 2017

Happy New Year my friends, family, neighbors and dearest ne'er-do-wells! Take a deep breath...what's that smell? Why, that's the embers of 2016 dying and the crisp clean smell of a brand-spanking new year. And boy is 2017 going to be a doozie or what?I am glad to see last year begin to fade away, but I would be lying through my wine-stained teeth if I didn't say I enter this new year with equal portions of freaking the fuck out and dreaming fantastic dreams of all the good that is pos … [Read More...]

I am done mollycoddling the willfully ignorant

For as long as I’ve been writing this blog, I have been asked by readers, both supporters and detractors “why you gotta be so mean sometimes?”I hear regular challenges to my voice, from both sides of the aisle, that read a little something like “why can’t we Christians all just get along, you know, because Jesus??”Or better yet, the condescending scoldings..."if you had offered your critique of his antisemitic post in a kinder and gentler way, he might have been able to hear it."O … [Read More...]

Trump alone cannot overturn marriage equality, but that is not the point

Okay y'all, please listen to me.Yes, it is true that in order to overturn marriage equality, Scalia's seat needs to be filled with a conservative judge (which it will be) and another seat would likely need to be filled similarly and the SCOTUS would need to agree to hear a case.That is not entirely the point, so please do not tell me to "not worry" as I make wedding plans for March of 2017.Ask yourself this - how many Kim Davises are there out there who will be emboldened to break … [Read More...]

Nasty women in the bible, I love you

Here is a partial list of nasty women in the Bible. Please feel free to add the names and stories of other such nasty women of faith. Shiphrah and Puah Midwives committing acts of civil disobedienceDeborah Judge, warrior and prophet you predicted the defeat of the Canaanites - by one nasty as hell woman, Jael.Huldah Prophet comfortable speaking truth directly to the religious authorities of the day.Ruth Left her own people, lost everything, loyal even when … [Read More...]