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Moms & Dads… What the Heck are We Doing?!?

Posted by on May 23, 2014 in ENGAGE, Family Life, FreedHearts | 0 comments

Moms & Dads…  What the Heck are We Doing?!?

  Well, my heart is broken. Yet another mom has emailed me that their daughter came out to them as gay, and her husband, the girl’s father, kicked her out. Dad said, “I don’t agree with her lifestyle; she will have to leave.” (Bear in mind there was no “acting on this” yet, no “lifestyle” – it was simply the daughter revealing her heart.) Mom disagrees with Dad – she is wondering how she can continue to live with a husband who would do that to his own daughter. Unfortunately, this is way too common. With high drugs use and...

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Queer Activism as a Return to Faith

Posted by on Jan 11, 2013 in ENGAGE, Featured | 2 comments

Queer Activism as a Return to Faith

When I stopped going to church, I didn’t cease to think in terms of Christian ethics. The “off” switch just isn’t there. Although I hesitate to label myself according to my beliefs, the very fact that most Christians of my generation tend to display the same hesitancy almost makes me want to recommit myself to the term. Especially because being both gay and a Christian is a fairly divisive, even subversive, identity — a potentially activist position that claims God’s grace extends, yes, even to the “likes of these.” Yet, it was the very...

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