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- BlogTue, 25 Aug 2015Transgender Murders, A National Crisis
In this Season of Trump, it is easy to miss news stories that speak volumes of who we are as a society and how we need to shift our priorities if all God’s children are to be guaranteed the safety, security and access to opportunity that so many of us take for granted. Voices that have been historically under-represented become... more...Filters: Believe Out Loud
- BlogTue, 25 Aug 2015Jesus' Mother Isn't Gonna Like That
One of the things I love most about being Catholic is our unapologetic devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary. I’ve always envisioned her to be the ultimate mother—she’d have to be wouldn’t she? God chose her to be the mother of our Savior. And by all accounts in the Bible, Mary was pretty awesome.... more...Filters: Believe Out Loud
- BlogMon, 27 Jul 2015This is REAL Christian Persecution: Augusta...
Christian persecution in the United States is real. It’s just not what you think. Christian persecution isn’t about having to offer birth control to women. It’s not about having to serve wedding cakes to gay and lesbian couples. Christian persecution isn’t even having people call you out when you spout... more...Filters: Believe Out Loud
- BlogTue, 7 Jul 2015How Marriage Equality Is The Answer To Our Prayers
You know the old joke about praying for God’s help? The one where the man in a storm waits atop his roof while flood waters rise, having prayed for God’s help for deliverance? Meanwhile, his neighbor drives off, a boat passes by and even a rescue helicopter hovers overhead. All of which the man refuses because he is... more...Filters: Believe Out Loud
- BlogTue, 16 Jun 2015When God Met Me On The Bridge
Often times we think that we have to walk into the sanctuary, sit two rows back from the altar and just wait for our “aha” moment to realize what our purpose is, but that isn’t always the case. On March 5, 2015, I loaded two overly packed suitcases into one of three vans and headed thirteen hours down the road to Selma,... more...Filters: Believe Out Loud
- BlogWed, 26 Jun 2013Marriage Equality
The landscape shifted today as the Supreme Court struck down as unconstitutional the Defense of Marriage Act and dismissed California's Proposition 8. These decisions are but another moment in the inexorable bending of the arc of history towards justice and that day when there is full inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and... more...Filters: Believe Out Loud
- BlogTue, 27 Mar 2012The Intersection of Life and Death (and So Much...
Your pastor, Rev. Charlie Morris, and I were classmates at New Brunswick Theological Seminary. It was a different time then: the end of an era known as “the sixties,” a time of dramatic changes in the church, a time when the Vietnam War was still raging. One of the issues that confronted the church then, as it does now, is... more...Filters: Believe Out Loud
- BlogTue, 30 Aug 2011Don’t Be Fooled By a False Conversion
When religious magazine Sojourners refused an ad that promoted acceptance of LGBT congregants, did it send a signal that GLAAD couldn’t squelch simply by placing a new ad? The recent publication of an ad in the progressive religious magazine Sojourners, placed by the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation and created by the... more...Filters: Believe Out Loud
- BlogMon, 27 Jun 2011Getting Out and Coming Out
Last week, President Obama had unprecedented opportunities on consecutive days to demonstrate his promised “change we can believe in.” On both occasions, he came up short. On Wednesday night, the President addressed the nation about his plans for withdrawal of forces from Afghanistan, outlining a drawdown of 10,000... more...Filters: Believe Out Loud