Category Archives: lgbtq

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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Grace, just not to you

John MacArthur, you’ve really missed the boat on this one. MacArthur, well known both for his books and for his daily radio program “Grace to You,” recently took a question from a follower who wanted to know how to respond … Continue reading

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