Photo by Rev. Steven Parelli A personal first-hand story: David P. Gushee’s address “Ending the Teaching of Contempt against the Church’s Sexual Minorities” delivered at The Reformation Project Conference in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 8, 2014 The hurricane I never heard, I never saw Twice
As a gay activist and son, I finally, openly reflect on my mother’s inability, after 15 years, to escape her homophobic religious surroundings in which my father, her husband who is a lay-pastor, dominates her life, manipulating her landscape through the grid of his own
First Delivered: Sunday, March 4, 2012, MCC of Christ the Liberator, Highland, NJ Second Delivery: Sunday, October 7, 2012, MCC of the Lehigh Valley, Allentown, PA Dish soap theology and the Dover train are title headings I use to depict two different aspects of the
Saturday, July 19, 2008 ” . . . the light of the world is Jesus. Come to the Light, ’tis shining for you . . . ” Today, the words of this popular missionary hymn, and others like it, which I used to sing in
The movie Touch of Pink illustrates my journey towards becoming family. The main character, Alim, a young gay man of Indian decent living in London, has an ongoing imaginary friendship with the actor Cary Grant. He tells Cary Grant any personal difficulty he is experiencing
About mid-way through our four to five week stay in Nairobi, and while walking behind Jose on a wide strip of median that divided a busy avenue, I quietly stopped, stood still, looked about me and sensed a feeling I had never felt before: so
For a mere six months I had been the new Executive Director of Other Sheep when I first met Dr. Jeri E. Williams, Pastor of Drexel Hill Baptist Church, Drexel Hill, PA. We met at an AWAB meeting in New York City in February, 2006.
There’s only one way that Civil Union will ever mean Marriage. Ask banished Roger Williams, founder of Rhode Island, he’ll tell you. It’s simple. If the New Jersey legislature votes for gay civil unions the marriage is simply this: the Magistrates of Trenton will have