I have carefully read the biblical passages that people generally use when writing and discussing homosexuality. I have also read numerous books written by theologians and biblical scholars (including ordained ministers) from Lutheran, Methodist, Presbyterian, Episcopalian, and Catholic religious traditions that explore extensively and intensively
When I was eight years old, I remember a preacher standing in the pulpit pointing his finger at my mother, shaking his finger at her, and preaching that anyone who missed church to take care of the sick was going to hell. My Mother had
I know very well what rejection feels like. I probably have more experience being rejected than any other kind of experience. I grew up in a family where education was not valued. I always thought and believed my desire for an education came from God.
During the mid 1970s after my father left us for another woman, I can remember crying many times on Sunday morning because I wanted to go to church but could not. I can remember telling mother one Sunday morning that “America is a free country,