Category Archives: Faith

Dove flying in Lisbon, Portugal

Could the Religious Right Be Right?

My favorite joke is about the guy who gets to heaven and St. Peter is showing him around. The two of them began walking down a long hallway, and they came to a door. Peter opened the door and they heard all of these people

Dove flying in Lisbon, Portugal

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

Dove flying in Lisbon, Portugal

Where Is It Written?

Independence Day 1993 found us on the eve of President Clinton’s “honorable compromise” to his original promise to lift the ban of same gender oriented personnel in the American armed forces. With the pledge of allegiance that I’d said so many times as a child

Dove flying in Lisbon, Portugal

Losing God: An Essay on Faith

It was a hard thing to lose God. I don’t remember what day it was, or what the weather was like, but I remember feeling lonely. I had to make a choice, God or the life I felt led to experience. It was a lonely

Women holding hands in crosswalk sign

The Difference Between Conformity and Change

A few days ago, one Diane Parker wrote to the Journal American with her own argument that homosexuality is not genetic. She believes that the “reformed homosexuals” now visible in certain videos, programs and organizations is compelling proof that homosexuals can really change. I am

Christmas ornament with reindeer Santa and sleigh

Do We Really Need Christmas?

The Christmas season is here and folks all over the world are in various stages of preparation. There is excitement as we put up trees, lights and decorations of all kinds. Retail stores in the United States brace for the Christmas rush which began in

Wedding rings on dictionary

Marriage: For Love or Money?

Over the last several months the debate concerning “gay marriage” has risen to new heights of passion and meanness. I suspect the basic reason for this is centered around power and control issues. Those who have defined marriage as the exclusive right of heterosexuals want