Category Archives: homospirituality

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Labels and Definitions and Who I Am

I recall a young woman, a class mate, in college. Despite the color of her skin, she was told by some other classmates that she was not black enough and should consider taking black lessons. “What does that mean, ‘black enough’?” she asked me. “I’m

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The God I Came to Know

Gay people who love God have a tough time reconciling the two concepts. This is not because of its ‘paradoxical nature’, but rather due to the brainwashing we have to endure from childhood. Homophobia is just one of many sad human afflictions and to truly

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Coming Out = Born Again

Coming out for me was parallel to being “born again” as a Christian. Candace Chellew, in the essay “Losing God”, (Whosoever Issue 5) has underlined what the experience has meant for me; losing God. It was only after actually screaming out loud one night with

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True Freedom

“We shall overcome…” Whenever I hear or sing those words, a chill runs down my spine. As I grew up in the South, I never really understood the significance of this song to African-Americans but I knew they were an expression of their frustration and

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God is Love

GOD IS LOVE. Oh, wait, only if you’re not on the list, that precious list of THOSE WHO CANNOT BE GOD’S CHILDREN. After all, an omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent, all-loving God can’t be expected to love everyone, you know. He created everyone (Psalm 139?), but that

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What God Has Done for Me

The following is an address I gave at MCC Toronto’s annual AIDS Vigil of Hope. My name is Chris Hobbs and I am HIV+. When I was first asked to speak tonight, I almost declined, because my immediate reaction was that I haven’t suffered enough

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Coming Out to God: the Path of Homospirituality

Since that especially brilliant issue on “Homospirituality: A Queer Kind of Faith” , it seems that spiritual concept is always on my mind, in the deepest places of my spirit, even in my body — God’s Temple. (Sound scary?) I see the hallmarks of homospirituality

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Deliverance Through an Ex-Gay Ministry

I am a straight woman who has been on a long journey. I have been a Christian since the age of five. I married at the age of 27 and very shortly realized I had made a mistake. I was in a very abusive relationship