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Love Wins! 11 Songs for Your Same-Sex Wedding by LGBT Musicians

Love Wins! 11 Songs for Your Same-Sex Wedding by LGBT Musicians

Jul 28, 2015

They will be writing about this in the history books: As of 2015, you can now marry someone of your own gender anywhere in America. Marriage equality has come to pass, love has won—bigots and homophobes be damned. That could only mean field days on end for wedding planners and organizers. Fortunately, the music side of LGBT weddings is well taken care of, as...

Celebration and Sadness: Mixed Feelings over Marriage Equality

Celebration and Sadness: Mixed Feelings over Marriage Equality

Jun 30, 2015

I believe that celebration is the appropriate response for what has just happened in our nation with the passing of gay marriage for the entire country. 6/26/15 was a monumental day that will go down in history for being a day of justice and equality for the LGBTQ community. We are in exuberant celibration because of the many obstacles that we have overcome as...

And then God struck …. Not.

And then God struck …. Not.

Jun 26, 2015

Minutes after the US Supreme Court handed down their ruling overturning bans on same-sex marriage, posts were already going up on Facebook and across the blogosphere about “Spitting in the face of God” and “God’s impending wrath on America. *Sigh* Really? Of course, this kind of reaction is not surprising. There are a surprising number...

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...

Marriage Equality and Prohibition

Marriage Equality and Prohibition

Jul 10, 2014

  “The prestige of government has undoubtedly been lowered considerably by the prohibition law. For nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced. It is an open secret that the dangerous increase of crime in the United States is closely connected with this.” Albert Einstein They...

We Are NOT God’s Hall Monitor

We Are NOT God’s Hall Monitor

Jun 18, 2014

Why was the shoe stopped by the hall monitor? Because it was being knotty.  🙂 What is the church’s voice in the marriage equality issue, and how helpful is it? As I consider this question from Glad Alliance Church, I look at the church’s role overall. The church has produced immeasurable good in the culture, as Christians have followed Jesus’ call to protect...

Marriage Equality – A Lost Opportunity

Marriage Equality – A Lost Opportunity

Jun 2, 2014

  “The saddest part of disagreements over marriage equality has nothing to do with the legal question but everything to do with Christianity’s failure as a whole to lead in the right direction on this issue. Christians are missing a huge opportunity to not only love and encourage our own Christian LGBT friends, neighbors, and family members,...

Marriage Equality: Because It’s Right. Because It’s Time.

Marriage Equality: Because It’s Right. Because It’s Time.

May 27, 2014

  “Instructions for living a life. Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.” ― Mary Oliver Mary Oliver writes sensitive, life-filled poetry. She challenges and inspires. She is also a lesbian.The friend who introduced me to Mary Oliver’s poetry does not condone marriage equality… at least, last time we talked. This friend who finds...

If I’ve Survived to Achieve it All

If I’ve Survived to Achieve it All

May 4, 2014

If I should achieve all of the rights in my world as a same-gender loving man. If I am welcomed into the arms of the Church as such, and feel that justice has finally been served. If that’s my litmus test for how far Christianity has evolved, and I turn a blind eye to the rest of the world. Love.  If that’s the extent of my love for the “least...

World Vision & Evangelical Blindness

World Vision & Evangelical Blindness

Mar 25, 2014

It was just yesterday that the president of the Christian social justice organization World Vision announced that it would begin hiring LGBTQ Christians, both married and unmarried, to work at its organization. The reasoning behind the decision was explained to be one that was “symbolic not of compromise but of [Christian] unity.” In a letter to his...