All posts by R. Adam DeBaugh


The LGBT ‘Threat’ to Straight Marriage

Something is stirring, a sea-change is abroad in the land. It is a very exciting time to be an LGBT activist, and also a frightening time. Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the sodomy laws in the 13 remaining states that had them and

Gay couple holding hands in front of a pride flag signifying support and love

WOW! A Report from WOW 2003

As if I wasn’t giddy enough from all the emotional events of this year, last weekend I journeyed to Philadelphia for the WOW 2003 conference! WOW! Witness Our Welcome. Over 1,000 LGBTQ people and our straight allies were there, including some of the most amazing

Each day that I wake I give thanks

Living in Gratitude While Ducking for Cover

“Rejoice always, pray constantly, give thanks in all circumstances.” — 1 Thessalonians 5:16-17 I live in Montgomery County, Maryland. It was here that the “Suburban Snipers” started their amazing reign of terror Oct. 2. The police have arrested two people, one a 17-year-old boy, in

Dove flying in Lisbon, Portugal

Why Do We Even Bother with Religion?

Religion. Why do we even bother? So much evil has been perpetrated in the name of religion. Humans have an amazing capability of ascribing to God all their worst impulses. In the Middle East, peace is just a dream as Palestinians and Jews alike use

New York firefighter on the scene after the 9/11 attack.

Where Is God? A Response to 9/11

Tuesday, Sept. 11th was simply a horrendous day. We didn’t get very much work done, needless to say, as we watched well-known buildings burn and collapse and waited for the next disaster. My friend Ron watched the Pentagon burn from his 8th floor flat in

Man praying in church pew

Go Ahead, Be Angry at God!

Too often I hear people talk guiltily about feeling anger toward God. More often than not, we get angry at God over things over which we have no control. If we don’t control it, God must – someone has to be in control! It may