Category Archives: Gay Christians

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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A Gay Dad’s Thank You to Justice Kennedy for Hearing My Kids’ Voices

A few months ago, I wrote a blog piece in anticipation of the Supreme Court review of marriage equality and the Prop 8 and DOMA cases.  In that piece, an open letter to Justice Anthony Kennedy, I invited the jurist to dinner … Continue reading

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A Gay Dad’s Open Letter to the New Pope

A few months ago, I had pondered on what the now retired Pope Benedict might observe and learn on a trip with my family to Disneyland.    He had just made some rude and inaccurate observations about families like mine, and … Continue reading

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A Gay Dad Battles a Priest Over Cambridge University’s Praise of Gay Men as Parents

This week, Cambridge University released a study.  It was published by the British Association of Adoption and Fostering.  Their conclusion on the basis of the report was “Gay fathers, in particular, are extremely committed to parenting.” “Professor Susan Golombok is … Continue reading

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In Our Gay Family, Two Little Best Friends Became Brothers

Some of those fighting marriage equality these days, want you to believe that there is only a single possible right way to create a “real” family.  The  way they suggest is by means of unprotected, unplanned, procreative sex.  Or, as … Continue reading

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The Ten Reasons It is Unfair to Compare LGBTQ vs.Straight Parenting

George Bernard Shaw once described straight parenting as having ”no test of fitness”.  LGBTQ parents are beyond  the “test”  In recent scrutiny by representatives of the Catholic Church and a group of authors speaking at the Heritage Foundation, the raking … Continue reading

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