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Nov 13, 2013

I’m always a little surprised by how many veterans there are within predominantly LGBT congregations. This past Sunday was no different at Dallas’ Cathedral of Hope, when veterans were invited to stand and be recognized for their service, and I would guess around 30 or more rose at each worship.

A nice touch was that the prayers remembered not only veterans, but conscientious objectors like Bayard Rustin.

Oct 22, 2013

“I’m going to love you till I don’t love you no more…” So sang a song from the speakers in The Sports Connection, my gym when I lived in West Hollywood.

Oct 02, 2013

As a progressive Christian, I am hesitant to admit how dearly I wanted my college buddy to know Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. Clearly it was a desire for intimacy on my part, but I also wanted him to know how dearly loved he was.

If he could never be told of my love, at least he would know the love of Jesus. 

Sep 18, 2013

I am excited to be joining with Roman Catholic filmmaker and activist Brendan Fay to lead a new version of a 30 year “institution” founded by author and priest John McNeill.

"For All The Saints" is an ecumenical opportunity for gay and bisexual men to reflect on their faith and build community “on the mountain” of Kirkridge Retreat and Study Center in the Poconos of Pennsylvania, Thursday dinner Oct. 3 through Sunday lunch, Oct. 6. 

Aug 28, 2013

My post today is unique because today is unique: the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. Bayard Rustin, an unsung organizer of the march and the movement, was interviewed by my friend Mark Bowman for the quarterly publication Open Hands in 1987, the year of Rustin’s death.

Jul 15, 2013

“Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.” (Matthew 5:48)

Jun 26, 2013

“Pride is faith in the idea that God had when God made us.” –Isak Dinesen, nee Karen Blixen 

I often quote this insight from Blixen’s memoir, Out of Africa, during LGBT Pride Month.

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