As a gay member of the United Methodist Church, after learning of the predictable but nonetheless frustrating outcome of Rev. Karen Oliveto’s church court trial, I’m finding it difficult to contain my temper and have any semblance of a filter on the angry words that I’m aching to speak. Rev. Oliveto’s status as a bishop … Continue reading The Outcome of Rev. Karen Oliveto’s Church Trial
Loneliness is always a struggle, no matter who you are, but for gay Christians who desire to be in same-sex relationships, the issue can be easily compounded.
Manly Homophobes As I’ve mentioned in a few posts thus far, I’m a young gay man who has dealt with more than his fair share of homophobic harassers, all of them verbal, and many of them “manly” men. This has been a recurring issue in the last two years or so, and it’s taken a … Continue reading The Importance of Praying for Closeted Homophobes
With June officially being declared by president Obama as LGBT Pride Month, it’s important to acknowledge the progress made thus far in the journey to obtain full rights for the LGBTQIA community, while also addressing the issues still being faced. Gay and lesbian couples in America, since June 26, 2015, now have the legal right … Continue reading We Are Not Free
America has distorted Christianity into something it was never meant to be, something more akin to what the Pharisees who condemned Jesus idealized.