All posts by Dr. Louie Crew Clay

Man flipping the page of a Bible

Love One Another

9 As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; abide in my love. 10 If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. 11 I have said

Dove flying in Lisbon, Portugal

So Great a Crowd of Witnesses

I have watched God take Her love and squeeze it through a surgeon’s precise line of vision to save the heartbeat of a strait who would probably vomit to know a Lesbian operated. I have heard God distill His grandeur through a Brother’s gay fingers

Lonely Christian man praying in the church

William Werc’s Prayer

I come here to your cross, Christ, a raging quean. I want to walk with my head high, a child of God, but I am feeling too much like the scum people take me to be. Sometimes I get downright campy and want to shout

Dove flying in Lisbon, Portugal

Don’t Hang Up

Don’t hang up, I’m not a heckler. I NEED your help but I can’t tell you my name. I’m in a phone booth while mom buys groceries, so I won’t take long. I heard your talk show and I’m scared. Last summer, when I was

Glasses resting on Bible

Our Power Is in Our Weakness

Readings for the Seventh Sunday of Easter: Acts 1:6-14; Psalm 68:1-10, 33-36; 1 Peter 4:12-14, 5:6-11; John 17:1-11 I have been drenched in scripture since even before I could read and write. My parents were devout Baptists, and I taught a Sunday School class for

Dove flying in Lisbon, Portugal

A Gay Male Carol (a Lutitune)

We three queans of Christendom are bearing gifts we traverse afar, lay and clergy, collared and mitred, following yonder star. Episcopalians Born a quean in ECUSA’s plain, INTEGRITY I bring to my king; king for ever, ceasing never, over us all to reign. Roman Catholics

Dove flying in Lisbon, Portugal

A Gay Psalm from Fort Valley

Oh, Lord, we call to you from our apartment because we are not welcome in the church hall. Hear us and help us with this terrible fear. Do not freeze our hurt into false smiles. Deliver us from countenancing in ourselves the rumors our enemies

Stained glass window image of Jesus

Did Jesus Laugh?

MR. ZUSS: God never laughs! In the whole Bible! — J. B. MacLeish’s Zuss is patently wrong. The Hebrew scriptures record the laughter of God no fewer than seven times on at least six occasions.Consistently it is indignant laughter (“laughed them to scorn”) at those

Man writing

3 Poems by Louie Crew Clay

Gay Reformation Hymn Tune: Ein feste burg is unser Gott Two thousand years we feared our love, condemned “unnatural sinners.” Now stepping forth from heaven above Christ makes gays special winners. This world is filled with hate. It seems almost too late for God to

Parent and child spending time together

Namesake: An Appreciation of My Father

In the Name of God, Abba, Baba, DaDa, Father, Son, and Mother Spirit, AMEN Abba or ab·ba [ab-uh], New Testament: An Aramaic word for father, used by Jesus and Paul to address God in a relation of personal intimacy. Once when Jesus was praying in private and