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Category Archives: Faith

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LGBTQI Stories Teach Us How to be People of Faith

Queer and Trans people of faith frequently hear that they cannot be Queer or Trans and be Christian, or that they cannot be Queer or Trans and be Muslim, or that they cannot be Queer or Trans and be Jewish. Our logical, philosophical, or theological

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Forbearance

Always be humble and gentle.  Be patient with each other making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love. — Ephesians 4:2 I was out on an errand and encountered a man who walked in front of my car while it was in motion.

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The Kiss

It was a spring morning. Or wait, maybe it wasn’t the morning. Could it have been the afternoon? Whichever; it was a bright sunny day. The rays of the sun were piercing the beauty of the stained glass windows. I stood behind the altar and

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The Unseen Green Agenda

Everyone knows that the ‘Gays’ have a hidden agenda to take over world government and create a Utopian society where ‘it’s raining men’ is a good thing. Somehow, we make that work and feel good for everyone who is in relationship with someone from his

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What the LGBTQI Spiritual Journey Can Teach Anyone

When I came out of the closet, I was in my mid-30’s and quite involved in a conservative Christian church. It wasn’t customary to hear positive things being said from the pulpit about the LGBTQI crowd. In fact, it was sternly preached as ungodly and

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Like Desert Plants

What do we do when we experience spiritual dryness? How do we overcome that block? The Christian life is often very literally a wandering in the wilderness. Regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, Christians tend to go through periods when they feel that God

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God’s Watch Is Slow

What do I mean by that title? It conjures up a mental picture of some big man (or woman for some of you) glancing anxiously at a watch on his wrist, doesn’t it? But of course the meaning here is metaphorical, God no more has

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Jesus Christ: Terrorist

A pastor friend of mine recently posted this status on Facebook: “‘Just follow my rules and behave, and nothing bad will happen to you,’ is the exact opposite of the message of Christ.” It reminded me that the version of the Christian message I was

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God and the Rainbow

Over the years I have heard a number of heteronormative Christians, some of them friends of mine, some of them complete strangers, complain about the LGBT appropriation of the rainbow as our symbol. “It was meant as a promise from God,” they complain, pointing to