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Blog Jul, 10, 2017
Growing Up As An Asexual Christian

I grew up in a Methodist Church in a small town in North Carolina. When I reached my pre-teen years, I moved from the children’s programming to Methodist Youth Fellowship, or MYF. Most of the time, I felt comfortable with the lessons they were teaching. Except for the talks about sex and sexual purity.

Blog Jul, 07, 2017
Queer, Trans, & Deacon: A Reflection on Being Commissioned

In her book The United Methodist Deacon, Rev. Dr. Margaret Ann Crain explains, “Because deacons are also ordained but usually do not do what elders do, we are challenged to think about ordination as identity rather than function.”

Blog Jul, 05, 2017
A Coming Out Guide for Parents of Queer Kids

“Every gay person must come out.
As difficult as it is, you must tell your immediate family.
You must tell your relatives.
You must tell your friends, if indeed they are your friends.”
-Harvey Milk

Blog Jun, 30, 2017
Will Supreme Court Allow Businesses To Refuse LGBTQIA People?

This week, the United States Supreme Court announced it will hear a case about whether a business can refuse to sell commercial goods to a gay couple because of the business owner’s religious beliefs.

Blog Jun, 29, 2017
Unitarian Universalist General Assembly Votes To Change UU Bylaws To Include Non-Binary People

On June 24, 2017, delegates to the Unitarian Universalist Association’s General Assembly in New Orleans overwhelmingly voted to approve language to make Unitarian Universalism’s second source more inclusive of people of all genders.

Blog Jun, 27, 2017
Meet The Mississippi Baker Who Refuses To Discriminate

As a baker and small business owner, I meet all kinds of people. I am truly blessed to have a job where I get to wake up each day and make people happy. People come into my bakery looking for sweets to celebrate life’s most special moments.

Blog Jun, 24, 2017
Painting Privilege: Queer Family Goes Tiny in Hawai’i

Depicted clockwise: Spirit of Maná, Spirit of Aloha, Poli’ahu, Pelé, Hina, NāMaka, Papahānoumoku

It started with Pelé, the Hawai’ian Volcano Goddess who governs fire, lightning, volcanoes, and the flow of lava. When my little family set off on a big adventure in June 2015, I knew I’d research and paint her as a Holy Woman Icon.

Blog Jun, 23, 2017
For Believers of All Stripes

I was 13 and sitting in the basement of my childhood home in the Amish-laden countryside of Pennsylvania.

Blog Jun, 21, 2017
Lost Adrift, Or Deeply Rooted?

The annual conference I attended last week with Reconciling Ministries Network was like other trips to annual conferences in many ways—except for one small feature. It was at the beach, Jekyll Island specifically. By recommendation of a friend, on my last night there, I went over to driftwood beach.

Blog Jun, 16, 2017
Maintaining Serenity in the Time of Donald Trump

Does the overlap between Trump country and the areas most deeply burdened by the opioid addiction epidemic trouble you, as it does me? One thing it suggests to me is the value in seeing Donald Trump—who he is and what he does—as a drug. 

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