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)
In Use your God Tools I stated that “investing in relationship is the most valued emotional real estate for postmoderns.” I would add that the same is true for LGBT people. In today’s post, I want to explore some of the needs of those who fully embrace their sexual or gender identity. Consider this thought from my friend … Continue reading Love is a Verb: Invest
In Talk about the Elephant we discussed ways to engage our LGBT loved ones in a conversation about faith and sexuality. In doing so it is crucial to extend grace, time and space to our friends and family to wrestle with the issue. We also need to be open and available to answer questions that will come … Continue reading Love is a Verb: Use Your God Tools
When it comes to discussing matters of faith with our gay-identified friends and family, things can go south in a hurry. From my own experience, things either grow heated or become circular. One of the contributing factors to these types of responses is a well-established belief among the gay community that “all Christians are biased, intolerant, and … Continue reading Love is a Verb: Talk about the Elephant