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Straight Into Gay America.
Saying We Believe in Equal
Meeting a gruff security
officer. Despite beliefs about the sinfulness of homosexuality and even radical "gay agendas," almost all of us agree, we
believe in Equal Rights.
Saying We Love
Connecticut: Almost All Christians will say, "We're called to love
everyone." This higher calling often conflicts with making judgments
against LGBT people.
The Difference Between Unicyclist and LGBT
In some areas we appreciate
uniqueness. In other areas we demand conformity. Unicycling and LGBT Equal
Rights exemplify this difference.
A Vision for Children:
From a Conversation with Darrold Hunt, after a meeting of the DC
Coalition. Their vision states, "As Proud of our Gayness, As We Are of our
"Couldn't Care Less" and "The Love of
A discouraging enounter. I
thought Jesus was supposed to make us care more, not to care less.
A Mother's Letter on the Church's Discrimination Against
Her Gay Son.
Quoted in the Epilogue
of Straight Into Gay America, this letter was written by Randi Reitan a few
weeks after the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America National Assembly.
Her letter, "Why We Must Find a New Church Home," was published in the
Don't Ask. Don't Tell. A church
Two days on a church
seminary brought me face to face with the pain of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"
policies that parallel military rules.
Contradictions between Church, Religion, and
Institutions and Jesus'
message of compassion have lived in tension ever since he preached his
message. An encounter with a mentor I've named Poetry Man.
Mutation Theology – Learning from
Most people get plenty of
encouragement to live a status quo life, but it's harder to find encouragement
for stepping outside the standard boundaries. Thoughts on e-coli bacteria,
unicycles, and the value of society's margins
50 Years Together - 1 Year
After 50 years of life together, a gay marriage finally becomes
recognized by the state of Massachusetts.
Unicycle Journey for Equal Rights.
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