Stop Bullying NC!

In the days since North Carolina’s “Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act” (aka, House Bill 2), its backers have used no small amount of time, energy and effort to assure us it will not hurt our state’s economy. As HB 2 has been law for almost 3 weeks, I thought I’d take a look at how that […]

Coming Out

I have a deep, dark confession to make: I am…, a nerd. I realize this may come as a shock to most of you, but it’s true. I was born this way and I’m tired of living a lie. I am exactly the way God made me and I’m cool with that. You should be, […]

It’s My Bible, I Can Tear If I Want To

Recently, I read the story of Isaiah Smith, a Texas high school student who was suspended for tearing pages out of a Bible. It seems Mr. Smith brought his Bible into his first period class and tore out the pages from Leviticus that some folks use to condemn their LGBT brothers and sisters. He says […]

Mixing it Up

via YouTube On October 30, schools across the country will take part in something called “Mix It Up At Lunch”, an anti-bullying effort that encourages kids to sit with someone outside their regular peer group. Started 11 years ago by the Southern Poverty Law Center, the program hopes to break up cliques and prevent bullying. […]

Spiritual Bullying

Spiritual bullying…, not two words you expect to see together, but it happens. Probably the most visible aspect of spiritual bullying is that old chestnut, “Love sinner, hate the sin”, which is almost always applied to LGBT folks. Interesting note, that particular phrase doesn’t come from the Bible. The exact quote comes from Mohandas K. Gandhi’s autobiography. […]

Are We Bullies?

  When I was younger, people said I marched to  the beat of a different drummer, that I was a non-conformist, even unique.  That didn’t make me happy because, when you’re a kid, you know that no matter what adults might tell you, being different is not good thing.  Being different means you stand out, and standing out leads […]