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Bachelor Food: Naan Pizza for One (or Two)

Posted by on Aug 29, 2015

“I love it that you have all these random jars of interesting things in your refrigerator.” That was Jake. We were making dinner together one night last week, and I pulled...

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GOD-TALK

The Seductive Lie of “God’s Favor”

Posted by on Aug 17, 2015

He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. Matthew 5:45 Sometimes the lies we believe are so subtle and so seductive...

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REAL LIFE

“The Power of Not” – Excerpt from Shawn Thomas’ new book

Posted by on Jun 1, 2015

The Power of Not: Positive Results from Negative Affirmations by Shawn Aaron Thomas. Aaron’s Rainbow Project, 2015.   What is The Power of Not? I discovered the Power of...

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LOVE, SEX, FAMILY

When was the last time you told yourself “I love you”?

Posted by on Aug 18, 2015

When was the last time you told yourself “I love you”? Weird idea? Maybe it sounds like it at first, but we as a community are desperately in need of hearing those...

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Bachelor Food: Naan Pizza for One (or Two)

Bachelor Food: Naan Pizza for One (or Two)

Aug 29, 2015

“I love it that you have all these random jars of interesting things in your refrigerator.” That was Jake. We were making dinner together one night last week, and I pulled out a jar of Giardiniera. It’s basically just pickled cauliflower, carrots, celery and peppers; you know, stuff to munch on while you’re watching TV, when you want something...

The Conservative War Against Gay Rights: Why “Natural Law” is a Weak Defense

The Conservative War Against Gay Rights: Why “Natural Law” is a Weak Defense

Aug 27, 2015

The jurists of natural law seem to me to be in that naive state of mind that accepts what has been familiar and accepted by them and their neighbors as something that must be accepted by all men everywhere. – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Supreme Court Justice, “Natural Law” (1918)   With the right for same-sex couples to marry now constitutionally...

The Politics of Personal Gain. How the GOP turned running for President into another way to become rich and famous.

The Politics of Personal Gain. How the GOP turned running for President into another way to become rich and famous.

Aug 25, 2015

Something interesting happened in the last Presidential election. 2008 ushered in a new era in the devolution of the Republican Party: the politics of personal gain, a phenomenon unwittingly stumbled upon by no less than the great accidental strategist, Sarah Palin. And although she was incapable of naming a single source of information to draw policy analysis...

“Audacity”: Nothing Says “I Have No Respect for You” Quite Like Giving a Copy to a Gay Person

“Audacity”: Nothing Says “I Have No Respect for You” Quite Like Giving a Copy to a Gay Person

Aug 24, 2015

In 2013, the owners of “Sweetcakes by Melissa” refused to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple. They were ordered by the State of Oregon to pay the couple $135,000 in damages, which they continue to refuse to pay. Instead, they decided to send cakes to gay rights groups, with the message “We really do love you!” inscribed in the...

7 Hilarious Gay Movies to Add to Your Watch List

7 Hilarious Gay Movies to Add to Your Watch List

Aug 21, 2015

There is certainly something to be said for dramatic movies that depict gay characters dealing with serious issues that impact their lives and society at large.  Films like Philadelphia and Milk, for example, are cinematic masterpieces that hit you right in the feels while also telling compelling stories that need to be told. But sometimes you just want to...

When was the last time you told yourself “I love you”?

When was the last time you told yourself “I love you”?

Aug 18, 2015

When was the last time you told yourself “I love you”? Weird idea? Maybe it sounds like it at first, but we as a community are desperately in need of hearing those words — especially from ourselves. And by “we,” I mean LGBTQ people and Christian people, and especially those of us who fit in both categories. Many of us LGBTQ people...

The Seductive Lie of “God’s Favor”

The Seductive Lie of “God’s Favor”

Aug 17, 2015

He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. Matthew 5:45 Sometimes the lies we believe are so subtle and so seductive that it’s really not a fair fight. The sales pitch can be so enticing and the promises so grand, that we can’t be blamed at all for embracing them without greater scrutiny, because...

Gay Saint and his “Earthly Light”: John Newman and Ambrose St. John share romantic friendship

Gay Saint and his “Earthly Light”: John Newman and Ambrose St. John share romantic friendship

Aug 12, 2015

John Henry Newman, a renowned scholar-priest and Britain’s most famous 19th-century convert to Catholicism, was beatified in 2010 amid rampant speculation that he was gay. Newman’s feast day is Aug. 11 in the Anglican church and Oct. 9 in the Catholic church. Newman and another priest, Ambrose St. John, lived together for 32 years and share the same grave. Some...

How to Find a Gay-Friendly Vacation Destination That’s Not Totally Obnoxious

How to Find a Gay-Friendly Vacation Destination That’s Not Totally Obnoxious

Aug 11, 2015

Gay people are known to take fun very seriously, and it’s a reputation that is well-earned. Renowned gay destinations like Fire Island, Provincetown, and Palm Springs are known as much for their gay-friendly atmospheres as they are for their non-stop party-hearty ethos, complete with overpriced cocktails, overserved revelers, and pop divas playing full-blast on...

Family Research Council uses Deception and Junk Science to Bolster Anti-Transgender Policies

Family Research Council uses Deception and Junk Science to Bolster Anti-Transgender Policies

Aug 10, 2015

The right-wing Family Research Council (FRC) recently published a position paper to critique and describe the transgender movement and ideology as they perceive it (June 19, 2015). The opening sentences of “Understanding and Responding to the Transgender Movement” pronounce, “In recent decades, there has been an assault on the sexes.” This is only the beginning...