In my post Faith and Sexuality, I briefly referenced pro-gay theology. If you have been following my journey for some time, you know that early in my Christian experience I identified myself as a “gay Christian.” I was inclined to believe that one’s faith and sexual identity could peacefully co-exist. Over the course of time, I was … Continue reading Same-Sex Attractions: God’s Good Gifts or Sin?
AIDS/HIV has been part of my word since 1985; when I became part of the LGBTQ community. Since the beginning of the epidemic in 1981, more than 70 million people have been infected with the HIV virus and about 35 million people have died of HIV. Globally, 36.7 million [34.0–39.8 million] people were living with … Continue reading Reflections on World AIDS Day
To be transparent, I hate the conflict that happens around the topics surrounding faith and sexuality. The recent announcements of well-loved Christian authors/speakers Jen and Brandon Hatmaker, and well-known blogger and speaker Glennon Doyle Melton announcing she is in a same-sex relationship, have left me grieved and frustrated. The issues surrounding faith and sexuality are deeply personal to me and … Continue reading Faith & Sexuality: I Hate the Conflict!
A friend of mine recently sent me this NY Times article Is God Transgender? by Rabbi Mark Sameth and asked for my input. Let me first state that for me, issues surrounding faith, sexuality and gender are deeply personal. After reading Rabbi Sameth’s article, my concern is that the goal of “Transgender Rights” movement is not about bathroom laws or … Continue reading A Question: Is God Transgender?
Last week here in the USA we had National Coming Out Day and I can say from a personal perspective it was much easier to come out as a gay woman than as a fully devoted follower of Christ. You know, one of those people . . . a “Christian.” As you can imagine, my … Continue reading Outing Myself as a Christian
In Power of Messaging, we looked at the specific ways the gay rights movement has used messaging to promote their cause. As we move forward, let’s consider one other aspect that contributes to social change. In addition to messaging, Erin Brownback believes that over the course of the last 50 years, America has experienced the rise and … Continue reading Counter Messaging
In Power of Perceptions, we discussed how one’s internal perceptions can help shape one’s identity. Today, we will explore the power of external messaging, which has influenced the broad acceptance of gay-identified people and gay rights. In a recent interview, Erin Brownback, on Communicating God’s Design for Family, talks about the power of messaging and how it impacts … Continue reading Love is a Verb: Power of Messaging (1)