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What Bruce Jenner’s Interview Says About Privacy—His and Ours

Posted by on May 6, 2015

The nail on my little finger is all sparkles: green mostly, but with glints of purple, peach and pink besides. I owe this burst of glitter to Sally Hansen Snow Globe polish, which...

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GOD-TALK

Like Herding Cats: Getting Trans People in Church

Posted by on May 19, 2015

Herding cats might be easier. My friend Candace Chellew-Hodge recently wrote an OpEd piece for Religion Dispatches. The headline read: Pew Confirms LGBT Rejection of Religion: Why...

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REAL LIFE

Cleaning Out the Closets of Our Thinking

Posted by on May 11, 2015

Refining our thoughts is like cleaning out the closet and getting rid of clothes that no longer fit, serve our purpose, or are outdated or worn. Our minds are just like those...

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LOVE, SEX, FAMILY

Does Monogamy work in Same-Sex Relationships?

Posted by on Mar 20, 2015

What is monogamy, and is it a practical expectation for same-sex relationships? Pastor Romell and First Gentleman Damion Parks-Weekly delve into this topic in their first episode...

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Recent Posts

Like Herding Cats: Getting Trans People in Church

Like Herding Cats: Getting Trans People in Church

May 19, 2015

Herding cats might be easier. My friend Candace Chellew-Hodge recently wrote an OpEd piece for Religion Dispatches. The headline read: Pew Confirms LGBT Rejection of Religion: Why That’s a Good Thing. Her piece was in response to the latest Pew Survey from the Pew Research Center, which found LGBT persons have abandoned religion big-time. This was also...

Cleaning Out the Closets of Our Thinking

Cleaning Out the Closets of Our Thinking

May 11, 2015

Refining our thoughts is like cleaning out the closet and getting rid of clothes that no longer fit, serve our purpose, or are outdated or worn. Our minds are just like those closets. If we are to live our best life, we must unload the negative thoughts that no longer contribute to our living the life we envision for ourselves. Make room for the new and...

Cross-Country. Sparks of Hope Along the Dark Journey

Cross-Country. Sparks of Hope Along the Dark Journey

May 7, 2015

In this chapter, Larry Moretz picks up where he left off in “Dark Night,” describing his break with reality and the process of stepping back into the light with the help of his friends. The two weeks on the road passed slowly, and despite the pain, I look back almost eight years later and remember more good than bad. All along the way I had people...

What Bruce Jenner’s Interview Says About Privacy—His and Ours

What Bruce Jenner’s Interview Says About Privacy—His and Ours

May 6, 2015

The nail on my little finger is all sparkles: green mostly, but with glints of purple, peach and pink besides. I owe this burst of glitter to Sally Hansen Snow Globe polish, which my wife claims is the rightful domain of six-year-old girls. For me, it’s the first all-out expression of my genderfluid self—or, more precisely, the vibrant woman who lives in my...

Deworm 1000 Children for the Price of Lunch: Here’s How You Can Be a Hero!

Deworm 1000 Children for the Price of Lunch: Here’s How You Can Be a Hero!

May 5, 2015

You’ve heard the phrase “dirt poor” before, and you may have even used it to describe yourself. But, what if I told you that people in Haiti literally make cookies out of mud just to ease the hunger pangs caused by intestinal worms? Now, I know this blog/website is usually reserved for issues pertaining to sexuality/gender identity and how they relate to faith,...

Christians: Stop letting hate control the conversation on LGBT equality!

Christians: Stop letting hate control the conversation on LGBT equality!

Apr 30, 2015

As the country moves forward with the idea of embracing marriage equality after the Supreme Court hands down their ruling, a small but vocal smattering of anti-gay bigots have dug in their heels for an all-out attack on the LGBT community. Most legal analysts (even the anti-gay ones) believe the court will strike down all bans on same-sex marriage when they...

Gentrification‏ May Save Cities, But it’s Killing Culture

Gentrification‏ May Save Cities, But it’s Killing Culture

Apr 28, 2015

When I first heard the term “gentrification” used some handful of years ago (I’m from Idaho, OK?! I’m sorry.), I was sure it was a positive thing. I mean, what could possibly be wrong with something that’s also referred to as “urban renewal?” Yes, let’s take a neighborhood that needs improvements and improve it. I pictured some philanthropists in thick-rimmed...

Dark Night

Dark Night

Apr 22, 2015

Larry Moretz shares another scene in the continuing story about his life — first in, and then after coming out of an ex-gay ministry. I’ll never forget March 6, 2007 as long as I live. Carolina blue skies reached out to the far shores of California where I was living, and the air was sweet, filled with the soft fragrance of jasmine and flowering plum...