Monthly Archives: July 2014

A Gay Dad’s Letter to the Evangelical Christians Who Recruited Him When He Was Nine Years Old

The headline pissed me off when I read it in my news feed.   “Evangelical Group Plans to Convert Children as Young As Five at Portland Parks”. As a dad, an interest group, any interest group, going after kids is … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Family, Prejudice, Religion | 10 Comments

If God Would Write

After reading a letter from Pastor Philip Hoppe and St. Paul’s Lutheran Congregation to one of their members named Scott, I wondered how God would write a letter to them about their sins. Here’s what came to me. First the … Continue reading

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A Gay Dad’s Thoughts on Why Ian Thorpe’s Coming Out Was So Important

Last weekend, Ian Thorpe, who Australian politician Penny Wong called her country’s “greatest Olympian ”, came out as a gay man.  In doing so, he follows in the footsteps of a number of brave public celebrities and a number of … Continue reading

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A Gay Dad’s Lesson from His Son Regarding the Hobby Lobby Decision: “Scream Like a Girl”

“Dad, you are going to need to scream like a little girl!” My head whirled in Jesse’s direction and my mouth dropped.  Did that condescendingly sexist remark really come out of the mouth of my beloved son? It was all … Continue reading

Posted in Civil Rights, Equality, Family, Mixing religion and politics, Politics, Prejudice, Religion, US Politics | 14 Comments