LGBTQ

Pride Worship Sermon 06252017
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Finally: or, the day Isaiah promised

Finally. Finally, finally, finally. Finally! We are laughing, we are crying, we are singing, we are dancing in the streets.  It is Pride weekend and we finally, finally, finally have won marriage equality for same-gender relationships in every state in America. This is a day centuries in waiting.  This is […]

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CrowdRise Fundraiser: Queer Grace Website

I realized I was gay when I was fourteen years old. I had the massive fortune to be born into a family and a congregation that loved me, but even in that safety net I could not miss the vitriol and violence committed against LGBTQ people by supposed “Christians.”  Trying […]

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The Advocacy Spectrum

  While I was at the Gay Christian Network conference, I got the chance to meet with Jake, one of the coordinators of the @FaithinFerguson / Theology of Ferguson twitter feed.  Jake called me today to chat, and we got to talking about advocacy and activism and the difficulty of […]

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Gay Christian Network post the second: “How Dare You”

I wasn’t entirely certain I wanted to go to the Gay Christian Network conference. I’ve been gay and Christian for almost fourteen years, since I came out at age 16.  I found my way to the Gay Christian Network (gaychristian.net) like many of its members — by googling “gay and […]

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Gay Christian Network post 1: Why I’m Here

At this moment, I am at the Gay Christian Network conference in Portland, OR.  This is my first GCN conference, and I have so many thoughts, y’all.  So many.  I’m decompressing in my hotel room right now, after being awake for 21 hours straight yesterday and Being Around People this […]

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Clerics and knowing when the time is right

From BuzzFeed I don’t wear a collar at my internship church. Pastor Deb, when she was with us, didn’t wear one — I don’t think I ever saw her in one.  I asked about it, early on, when all my seminary colleagues were scrambling to get their hands on shirts […]

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Crossposted from the Ecumenicals: “What is the role of LGBTQ+ individuals within the church?”

I write one or twice a month for a group called The Ecumenicals, a loosely affiliated bunch of young adults from various Christian (and non-Christian) faith walks who explore a particular topic around Christian faith and life each week.This week’s was:What is the role of LGBTQ+ individuals within the church? […]

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on the Church of England’s vote today

I am deeply disheartened by the Church of England’s failure to pass the measure to allow for women bishops.  Doubly hurt that the vote failed in the house of laity — not the bishops or the priests, but the laity would not allow for women bishops. I was raised Episcopal, so I […]

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The whole lovely world’s gone orangeand my soul sings with ineffable and unrhymeable joy.House by house they stand up for us.Yard by yard promises,“The someday of which you dreamis not so very far away.” When we get married,I don’t want rice or doves or bubbles,and I don’t care if you […]