June 10, 2013
Dear the United Methodist Church, the world is changing.  I know we’re a global church, and that brings difficulties, but get you’re act together.  The longer we wait, the more like idiots we will look in this country.  We used to be progressive world-changers.  Sincerely, Me

Dear the United Methodist Church, the world is changing.  I know we’re a global church, and that brings difficulties, but get you’re act together.  The longer we wait, the more like idiots we will look in this country.  We used to be progressive world-changers.  Sincerely, Me

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May 25, 2013

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Conservative Christian Rich Mullins and a friend who happens to be gay. You should really read this.

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October 11, 2012
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To those who practice the tradition of Christianity…

If we are to celebrate a tradition that follows the creation story, we must celebrate the the fact that the God of creation saw each of those creations as “good.” Every drop of water, each ray of light, the darkness, textures, colors and of course life, was indeed “good.”

This creative, loving and living God that we celebrate, challenges and invites us to see this goodness for ourselves. This perfection, this beauty, and this wonder that is in itself our truest image of God incarnate.

In our manhood, womanhood, motherhood and fatherhood; in our friendships and relationships, straightness and gayness; in our our blackness, our whiteness, and sameness and our difference, we see God…
and it is indeed good.

Be proud of who you are, because yes, YOU are good.

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A classmate of mine’s response in regards to National Coming Out Day, and ‘The Christian Case for Celebration’.

Super proud to have friends such as these, to go to a seminary such as this, and to be the creation of a God who is love.

April 11, 2012
emmtotheatt:

thecarefree:

jackpendragon:

rt-hon-harry-koschei-saxon:

gaywrites:

A Christian magazine is devoting a full-page ad to raising awareness about LGBT youth homelessness. Wow. More.

 Faith in humanity restored temporarily

yes yes YES 
COME ON CHRISTIANITY YOU CAN DO IT

WOOOOO

This makes me happy.

These reactions make me sad.  I mean, of course I’m happy that awareness is being raised on the subject.  And I’m glad that the fact that a Christian magazine printing this has warmed some people’s hearts.  But mostly I’m sad.  Sad that any hearts ever needed to be warmed in the first place. Sad that the image of Christianity has strayed so far that people are pleasantly surprised when we actually help those who are marginalized, oppressed, and in need.  Because if Christianity behaved how it was meant to behave….if Christians behaved how we were meant to behave…this advert shouldn’t have surprised anyone. 
God is love.  We should always align ourselves with movements that show love.  Doing otherwise is simply not of God.  Simple as that.

emmtotheatt:

thecarefree:

jackpendragon:

rt-hon-harry-koschei-saxon:

gaywrites:

A Christian magazine is devoting a full-page ad to raising awareness about LGBT youth homelessness. Wow. More.

 Faith in humanity restored temporarily

yes yes YES 

COME ON CHRISTIANITY YOU CAN DO IT

WOOOOO

This makes me happy.

These reactions make me sad.  I mean, of course I’m happy that awareness is being raised on the subject.  And I’m glad that the fact that a Christian magazine printing this has warmed some people’s hearts.  But mostly I’m sad.  Sad that any hearts ever needed to be warmed in the first place. Sad that the image of Christianity has strayed so far that people are pleasantly surprised when we actually help those who are marginalized, oppressed, and in need.  Because if Christianity behaved how it was meant to behave….if Christians behaved how we were meant to behave…this advert shouldn’t have surprised anyone. 

God is love.  We should always align ourselves with movements that show love.  Doing otherwise is simply not of God.  Simple as that.