Category Archives: lgbtq

The truth we assume

You might not know it but I used to be a holy roller. From 1988 until around 1996, I was actively involved in an Assemblies of God church in the Easton, Pa., area. I didn’t speak in tongues myself, but … Continue reading

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When a sacrament is just lunch

Eat some bread and drink some wine during church, and it’s a sacrament we call Communion. Outside church, it’s lunch. During church, we can have all sorts of rules on how to celebrate the sacrament correctly. Does it have to … Continue reading

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Cast album: ‘Falsettos’

Just over four years ago, one of the trustees at an area theater reached out to me and asked if I would be interested in stage managing a production of “Falsettos.” I’d stage-managed two children’s shows already, so after I … Continue reading

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The moral values of true religion

People keep casting same-sex relations as a matter of morality and religious conscience; I really can’t see it that way, no matter how I twist it around in my head. The question is, do we extend the same services and … Continue reading

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Grace, but not to you, revisited

If it’s against your conscience to bake cakes, maybe you should leave the bakery business. Or, look at it this way: If selling a cake to a same-sex couple for their wedding day makes the baker somehow complicit in their … Continue reading

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On the Nashville Statement

I’m going to say something that may shock you. Being gay isn’t about sex. I swear to God. That’s not the impression you would get from the signatories of the Nashville Statement, freshly released by the Council on Biblical Manhood … Continue reading

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Beyond the plain reading: The Bible and same-sex relations

What can ancient porn discovered in Pompeii tell us about the context behind some of the passages of Scripture used to argue against the normalization of same-sex relationships? This is the question raised and explored in an article by Carol … Continue reading

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Is Severus Snape transgender?

A new article on Vice explores the issues of gender and identity in the world of Harry Potter, with the argument that Severus Snape is transgender. The article takes a while to get going, but when it does, it makes … Continue reading

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Singular ‘they’

The Associated Press has granted legitimacy to the singular pronoun they in certain cases. I have mixed feelings on this. On the one hand I want to cheer and applaud for my friends and the friends of my children who … Continue reading

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Homoerotic subtext in ‘Waiting for Godot’

With a family of theater afficianados, it’s inevitable that dinner conversation on some days will revolve around theater. Tonight it was Samuel Beckett’s “Waiting for Godot.” I was in the show a few years ago. Oldest Daughter was an assistant … Continue reading

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