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Post-Traumatic Church Syndrome

Posted by on Jul 7, 2014 in Featured, Gay Post-Evangelical, God-Walk | 1 comment

Post-Traumatic Church Syndrome

Certain words and phrases can trigger it. I have several mixed emotions. I want to participate, but then I get a sinking feeling in my stomach. I read certain stories in the news and it makes me irritated and even snarky. The way that people interact on social media can be so discouraging… I have “Post-Traumatic Church Syndrome”. I have heard this term used recently, and I think it fits me well. The very thing that I have spent my whole life being a part of, the very thing that is supposed to be a place of community and...

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My Homosexual Agenda

Posted by on Jun 26, 2014 in Gay Post-Evangelical, Hot Topics | 3 comments

My Homosexual Agenda

I have a homosexual agenda, but it’s not what you think. Today I was dialoguing in one of my progressive Christian groups, of which I am a member. There was a man who entered in the conversation. It actually was not much of a conversation, since it was very one-sided. He was there to sound an alarm! He began posting articles about there being a “homosexual agenda”. A homosexual agenda??- I must have missed the memo! You see, according to these articles, and his own words, there is a cynical plan of the LGBT community to...

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Why We Cannot Judge

Posted by on Jun 24, 2014 in Gay Post-Evangelical, God-Walk | 0 comments

Why We Cannot Judge

If you ask those outside of the Church what they think of Christians, one of the most common responses is that they find us to be too judgmental. Many of us within the Church are able to admit that we have a history of being overly judgmental. Since when did we become the judge?  Are we capable judges? Consider our history: We have stoned people for not following petty laws, burned people at the stake for having minor differences of belief, defrocked ministers for having doubts and questions, we have tweeted “Farewell!” to those...

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You Haven’t Walked a Mile in My Shoes

Posted by on Jun 16, 2014 in Church Chat, Gay Post-Evangelical | 0 comments

You Haven’t Walked a Mile in My Shoes

You haven’t walked a mile in my shoes. You have not even walked a mile beside me. You only walked in front of me, looking back…knowing you were right…knowing I would fall. Today I was engaging with a pastor who claimed that homosexuality is a sin, and that the Bible clearly says it’s so! Not only was it a sin, but he also put it in a line up next to child molestation, murder, and bestiality. Yet, he claimed it was judgmental of me when I told him that he had not walked a mile in my shoes, that he had not even walked a...

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