United Methodist Church splits over gay marriage and gay clergy
Separating Bigoted Churches. I’m All For It.

United Methodist Church Splits Over Gay Marriage and Gay Clergy Originally published on Medium.com A quarter of Methodist congregations abandon the church as schism grows over LGBTQ issues — USA Today.…

Barbie: Hilarious satire, sympathetic to both men and women.

Barbie and Ken (Minor spoilers) Last week I blogged that a friend invited me to see the Barbie movie with a group of women. I appreciated the invitation but Barbie?…

Westboro Baptist Church
Even the Most Hateful Views Can Evolve. Former Westboro Baptist Member Converts to Love.

Westboro Baptist Church Last Sunday my Unitarian Universalist Reverend spoke about a former Westboro Baptist member, Megan Phelps-Roper. "At 5, She Protested Homosexuality, Now She Protests The Church That Made…

Mask shaming
Masks work. Shaming doesn’t.

Surprise, surprise, wearing a mask has turned political. It was only a matter of time when masks became a symbol of either forced conformity or deference to science. My sense…

Full-frontal breastfeeding in public. There’s room for middle-ground.

Mom told to cover-up takes different approach. (Facebook/Carol Lockwood) This won't win me any friends but I agree with Orlando Sentinel's David Whitley's view on women breastfeeding without covering up (at all).…

Supreme Court rules for baker in same-sex wedding cake case. Not a clear win for either side.

[caption id="attachment_7810" align="alignleft" width="275"] Marry who you love.[/caption] This is an interesting yet ambiguous Supreme Court ruling. It's not a clear win for social conservatives or the LGBTQ community. A…

The first amendment and what it means for free speech online

Written by Sam Cook The internet as we know it is nearly 30 years old. Sure, the web is a bit more complicated — and more intricately connected — than…

Fluid gender identity. I don’t understand, but I’m trying.

When I say confused I’m not saying anything is wrong with the spectrum and fluidity of gender identity; I’m saying I don’t understand how someone can feel like a man…

God is also inside Planned Parenthood

  Excerpted from "God Is Also Inside Planned Parenthood" They were last night as I walked in to a Planned Parenthood discussion on “A Celebration of Faith and Reproductive Health.”…

To Westboro Baptist: We win

[caption id="attachment_7459" align="alignleft" width="300"] Orlando Strong[/caption] I've long been horrified by Westboro Baptist. On the continuum of LGBT haters, they spew the worst anti LGBT post tragedy bile imaginable with…