Stop Putting Words In My Mouth

Recently, I read a blog post titled “Why Homosexuality Is Not Like Other Sins”.  In it, the author tells us that “Homosexuality is not the only sin mentioned in 1 Corinthians 6:9–10″ but “it is different from all the rest, at least right now.” Right off the bat, I saw a problem: namely, that Paul never mentions “homosexuality” […]

Not All Like That

Yesterday, I heard about something called The Not All Like That Christians Project. It’s a website where Christians can upload videos of themselves telling gay folks that we’re not all like Tony Perkins, Bryan Fischer and the others who say ugly things about LGBT folks. It’s done with the best of intentions, but I have a […]

Silent No More

I’ve spent quite a few years as a card-carrying Methodist and I can tell you, nothing makes a Methodist more uncomfortable than the disruption of the orderly flow of whatever’s going on. Methodists are obsessed with order and discipline. Hell, the name of the denomination’s rule book is “The Book of Discipline of the United Methodist Church”. So […]

Loving Our Neighbor…, Kinda

Yesterday, I read an article on Red Letter Christians written by Hugh Hollowell titled Open and Affirming Because of the Bible, written in response to an article by Dan Martin, Open? Yes! Affirming? No.  Anyone who knows me can tell which article I agree with just by reading the titles.  For those who don’t, I’m […]

Wings on a Pig

The other day, Jay Bakker posted a link on his Facebook page to an article from LGBTQNation called How is being gay like gluing wings on a pig?  In the first paragraph, the author, John Shore, passes on an email he received that likened gay people to serial adulterers, alcoholics and other people who engage in behavior that damages others.  […]

Homophobic?

Friday, I commented on Shane Raynor’s blog post titled My Issue with  Jane Velez-Mitchell.  It’s about an article on CNN’s website by Jane Velez-Mitchell, who had written about an interview she conducted with Nate Phelps, estranged son of Fred Phelps of Westboro Baptist Church.  In the article, Ms. Velez-Mitchell says “What does homophobia look like when it’s stripped […]