Author Archives: Ono Kono

About Ono Kono

I am an outspoken straight ally and feminist Christian. I also speak out against the abuses of churches and religions.

Congratulations Oregon

You have now entered the equal zone! I am proud to know that the place of my birth is now giving same sex couples the rights we all enjoy. More work needs to be done, but for now we celebrate … Continue reading

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Gay Son Change? You Change!

I will let this speak for itself. The next time someone suggests a gay person must change and become heterosexual, here’s the proper response. Click on the image to make larger for an easier read.  

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Tiles Falling, Foolishness, and Priorities

Years ago, I enjoyed watching sports and going to sporting events of my favorite teams—the Mariners and Seahawks in Seattle. I even worked part-time at the Mariners’ games taking care of promotional contest boxes in the 90s. I liked to … Continue reading

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Accept—No Exceptions—Accept

Good Signs Sunday It’s simple, really. The only thing I need to do as a parent, my LGBT child,is accept. Accept you like I would if you were short, or tall brown eyed, green, or blue blonde haired, or black. … Continue reading

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Why this question, MoveOn?

Today was the first time I’ve been asked by MoveOn.org for my thoughts on whether they should send this petition to its members. I thought it was a strange one to ask and with no explanation about why, it made … Continue reading

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Giving Our Ego a New Perspective

by Ono Kono Recently it occurred to me that when our ego gets in the way, we could help put it back in line with a new perspective. A little saying that I like to remember is, “Be kind; everyone … Continue reading

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A Recovering Evangelical

A few weeks ago, I was in a discussion, although I was mostly listening to a former Universalist turned Roman Catholic, and a gay Episocpalian. We were comparing religious notes and it was a wonderful conversation. I mentioned that I … Continue reading

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A Program on Ex-Gay Ministries

Tonight on OWN (Oprah Winfry Network) Lisa Ling is doing a followup on the Ex-Gay Ministries. Ex-Gay survivors confront the leader Alan Chambers about how his ministry is impacting Gays. Chambers himself has admitted that it hurts gays, and has … Continue reading

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Building Bridges

Someone mentioned the idea that gays need to understand and accept the beliefs of Fundamentalist Christians that are against homosexuals. In doing so, that would help build the bridge between the two groups. I am all for building bridges; however, … Continue reading

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Thank You for Changing My Life

by Ono Kono Two decades ago, I was unaware of the struggle of LGBT people. Back then, I was a busy working Mom, juggling career and family. I cared about others, but I was asleep when it came to their … Continue reading

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