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Confronting My Cyberbully, Pastor David Jarzabek in a Texas Church

UPDATED 8-27-2015 David Jarzabek has CLEARLY not learned his lesson on stalking and lying. This is the story he told online today about his experience with me: “Dr. XXXXX –  I am the one that Kathy claims to be a stalker. I have never called her on the phone or text he. I do not know […]

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Excellent Interview of Kathy Baldock by Blogger Matt Roth

Thank you to Matt Roth of Matthew J. Roth “Embracing Religion without Religiousity” for interviewing me, Kathy Baldock, in his month-long series “Homosexuality & Christianity”. He posed some excellent questions and I appreciate the opportunity to answer them succinctly in a public forum. 1. Your ministry, Canyon Walker Connections, is geared towards bridging the gap […]

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Day of Dialogue | Sacred Bullying from Focus on the Family

Focus on the Family, a conservative Christian ministry, wants high school and college-aged students to join them in their “truth telling” sacred bullying-in-Jesus-Name of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community during Day of Dialogue. Even when words are wrapped in heart-themed paper and tied with a “Jesus-loves-you” ribbon, if there is something rotten at […]

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Equality Issues in Nevada

I participated in the third annual Nevada State Legislature Equality Days in Carson City. Four issues of concern were the focus: marriage equality, deletion of “infamous crimes against nature” and the disparity of legal age of consent for same sex couples, the religious freedom act and comprehensive sex education in Nevada. Marriage Equality Nevada currently […]

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Why Does it Take Us So Long to Comprehend Equality?

In the past few weeks, several high profile people announced their support for Marriage Equality. Three had actively worked against same-sex unions and one had been publicly silent on the issue. Former President Bill Clinton signed the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) into law in 1996. Section 3 of DOMA codifies marriage as between a […]

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Holding Fast Through the End

This is a more personal post; I tend to stay away from “me” and focus on the issue of equality and inclusion. The past five weeks have been a time of unusual sadness; it has felt like a dead weight often too heavy to lift. I’ve spent hours on my hike spinning it around, trying […]

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The Reformation Project from Matthew Vines | Training Christians to Eradicate Homophobia in the Church

Today, The Reformation Project is being launched by Matthew Vines. The Reformation Project (TRP) is a non-profit organization designed to connect, train, and empower LGBT Christians and their allies to change their churches from within. I have a personal attachment to TRP, I am on the Board of Directors. From September 18th-21st at Asbury United […]

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"Ex-gay" Kent Paris speaking to youth at Summit Church, NV

Jeffress, Tebow and Saying “NO”

A few years ago, maybe two, Pastor Robert Jeffress, Dallas First Baptist, did a four part series from his pulpit which is now hosted on James Dobson’s, founder of Focus on the Family, network. It is entitled “What to say to Those Who are Gay”; all four parts are still online. The sermon series is filled […]

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“Ex-gay” Kent Paris at Summit Christian Church, Nevada

[UPDATED 2/15/13 AFTER Q & A TIME ON SUNDAY] On Wednesday, February 6, 2013, “Ex-gay” leader Kent Paris of Nehemiah Ministries, was sponsored by Summit Student Ministries, Sparks, Nevada, to address over 200 youth (age 6th grade to high school years) with his views on the Bible and same sex attraction. Throughout the weekend, he […]

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Almost There . . . and I Need Your Help

I just finished working on the plan for the next several months. Along with a fair amount of travel and events, my top priority is finishing a book with the working title “Walking the Bridgeless Canyon”. I anticipate having it ready for edit by mid-April. Several people are ready to edit and proof it,  even a […]

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Dr. Tom Fuller, UMC and the Distortions in “Gay Christianity?”

Most churches find themselves obliged to investigate the issue of homosexuality and the Bible. To have a serious, productive conversation, Christian churches need to either be equipped in leading such a conversation with facts, Biblical integrity and an honest conversation including as participants those who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Christians. In lieu of […]

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An Evening In Vancouver, BC with Kathy Baldock aka Canyonwalker

In December, I took a trip to Vancouver, BC to speak at Lighthouse of Hope Christian Fellowship. Lisa Salazar, the moderator, is on the Board of Canyonwalker Connections. She asks excellent questions that give insight into the work I do. In our work and friendship, she has become like a sister to me; that ease is […]

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Relationship | The Key to Understanding

“Relationship.” It is my mantra. As an advocate for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Christian community for full equality and inclusion in the church, I am engaged in conversation at every level of understanding. Those that hold a hard line on “you cannot be Christian and gay” often share one thing in common: they […]

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GOP, You Want to Know Why You Lost the Election? Because You Could Not Count on Evangelicals Like Me

The Republican Party and conservative Evangelicals and Protestants that supported and voted for Mitt Romney are now analyzing the after-election tallies and theorizing the shortfall they expected in votes. The statistics showed that 78% of Evangelicals voted for Romney and 21% for Obama. Mike Huckabee, and others, posit that much of the blame for the […]

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“Torn: Rescuing the Gospel from the Gays-vs.-Christians Debate” by Justin Lee | A Book Review

I am going to recommend, again and again, that you read Torn: Rescuing the Gospel  from the Gays-vs.-Christians Debate.(Just updated–early release is October 30th )  I am also going to suggest you buy an extra copy for your parents and family that don’t quite “get it” and add another one for the youth pastor of the church […]

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