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8 for 80: Honoring LGBTQ Pioneer Poet Louie Crew Clay on his 80th Birthday

8 for 80: Honoring LGBTQ Pioneer Poet Louie Crew Clay on his 80th Birthday

Dec 9, 2016

Celebrating the 80th birthday of LGBTQ Pioneer and Poet, Louie Crew Clay. Forty years ago, when the Church laughed at the idea that homosexuals could be included in the community of faith, Louie Crew penned the words that now seem self-evident and commonplace: “All Christian wholeness demands affirmation of God ordained sexuality.” Seeking to secure...

“St. Aelred,” “reVisit,” and “A Cyber Prayer Wheel for the Inventor of Computers” – Poetry by Louie Crew Clay

“St. Aelred,” “reVisit,” and “A Cyber Prayer Wheel for the Inventor of Computers” – Poetry by Louie Crew Clay

Nov 6, 2015

St. Aelred A sacred Order safe enough for God, where loving touch is holy, not profane. God said, “It is not right to live alone!” And you decide to risk — to live that way. A friend rejects your love. It hurts, and yet you alter not. Your friend remains most loved. Our God creates with joy our ev’ry part with lights turned on; our flesh and soul...

Naming Ourselves

Naming Ourselves

Sep 10, 2014

We are free to name ourselves anyway we want. Absolutely! Since I am pale peach and my husband is deep pecan, we have a full range of hateful terms from which to choose. And after all, some have said, since they’re terms that have been used against us, surely we have the right to use them ourselves. Maybe we can even take out some of their sting? Maybe...

Restore Family Values

Restore Family Values

May 3, 2014

 “It would be better to be thrown into the sea with a millstone round your neck than to cause the downfall of one of these little ones.” – Luke 17:2 Only love can prevent LGBT teen suicide Because of family rejection, gay teens are 8.4 times more likely to have attempted suicide and 5.9 times more likely to report high levels of depression...

Anything That Stretches You

Anything That Stretches You

Nov 14, 2012

Anything That Stretches You Robert was rather attractive but didn’t have much between the ears. It became apparent early on that he had little chance of passing without special help. Bless his heart, he accepted my offer, and in my office we re-wrote every paper. He was there faithfully. His next paper written all by himself wouldn’t be that much...