Hands waving

Being Fundamentalist

Cathedral of Hope MCC, Dallas, Texas Readings for the Ninth Sunday after Epiphany: II Cor. 4:5-12, Mark 2:23-3:6 I was licensed to preach on the first Sunday of June, 1973. I’ve been preaching for 24 years, with almost 10 of those years in the pulpit

Glasses resting on Bible

When God Loves the World

Fellowship Congregational Church, Tulsa, Okla. Reading for the Fourth Sunday in Lent: John 3:14-21 A dear friend and co-worker for human rights, Barbara Santee, has written a play which has just completed its second run at the Heller Theater, and which has been selected to

Child laughing holding Bible

The Original Sin: Heterosexuality

It was Adam and Eve who committed the original sin…says so right there in The Old Testament, you know, “The Good Book”, “The Bible.” GENESIS CHAPTER THREE. Adam and Eve were what? A man and a woman, you know, as in “heterosexual.” Original sin wasn’t

People holding retro television next to each other

Fighting Pat Robertson and His Rhetoric of Intolerance

Most Americans don’t even know that the popular, G-rated Family Channel was founded by televangelist Pat Robertson and is run by his son, Tim, as a very profitable “outreach” of Pat’s non-profit Christian Broadcasting Network. The Virginian-Pilot reported (Feb. 12) that Fox and other communication

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There are those of us who have been exiled from the church since the orange juice crusades of the late 1970s Their slogan was “Save Our Children” but it meant from persons like myself. Two young women from small towns were one day caught in