Yes, Hagee, America is the New Sodom & Gomorrah! Here’s Why…

  Yesterday, John Hagee had the audacity to tell God that he must “punish America or apologize to Sodom & Gomorrah.” First of all, you don’t tell God to do anything. Remember that whole theology about how God “is in heaven; he does whatever pleases him” (Ps. 115:3). Or, as Pink Floyd says it, “What God wants, God gets.” […]

Grandson of Fred Phelps Speaks Out On Gay Marriage

  Zacharias Phelps-Roper and I became friends on social media a couple of years ago after the passing of his grandfather, Fred Phelps, pastor and plater of infamous Westboro Baptist Church. I started chatting with Zach just as he was beginning to move away from the church and formulate his own beliefs. He hasn’t been […]

Middle Ground: Words From a Not-So-Progressive Christian

  As I mentioned in my post two days ago, I often get very negative messages from conservative Christians. However, other times I get messages from conservative Christian’s that are so loving and authentically interested in figuring things out. You see, I think faith is all about working through the hard questions together. Even though […]

The Willful Ignorance of Conservative Christianity

  Note: In this article, I do not mean to lump all conservative Christians together. For the sake of this article, I am speaking about a group within conservative Christianity that will not engage in the discussion at all. I have some close conservative Christian friends with whom we are able to have a civil […]

The Sanctity of (Gay) Marriage: Updated

  Yesterday was an amazing day for America, as I noted in yesterday’s blog post. However, before we move any further, I felt like it was important to hit on an issue that I’ve hit on once before back in October.  It’s almost word for word from that post, but I’ve edited it in light of the […]

History has been made! Thank you, America!

  Today, the Supreme Court just changed my life. Literally. I woke up early, fired up the SCOTUS blog, and sat with bated breath all morning long. It felt like I was waiting for my own child to be born. Then, it finally happened. The opinion was read, and I knew in that moment, that […]

4 Things to Do This Pride Season

It’s an interesting time to be entering Pride in 2015. The Supreme Court is deciding on a landmark decision surrounding marriage equality, Bruce Jenner transitioned to Caitlyn Jenner, and more states than ever now recognize LGBT folks both in marriage and in non-discrimination acts. You have to admit: every year gets a little bit easier […]