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“God Loves Uganda” Documentary | The Dangers of the American Religious Right to Ugandan Gays

Disturbing. Horrifying. Dangerous. This past weekend I saw a screening of “God Loves Uganda”, a documentary from Roger Ross Williams that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2013. The movie follows the efforts leaders of the International House of Prayer (IHOP), Kansas City, MO to spread Christianity, change African culture with values from the […]

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Porterville, CA Mayoral LGBT Proclamation Opposed by Christian Base

UPDATE: At the Porterville City Council meeting on June 11th, an item was added to the agenda for next weeks’ meeting, June 17th.  From GayPorterville:  That agenda item is to rescind the proclamation that we the LGBTQ community received just last Tuesday. Pending the City Attorney’s counsel on whether the City Council has the authority […]

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The End of Bullying Begins with You | Spirit Day Wear Purple October 19

Canyonwalker Connections is joining with GLAAD in support of Spirit Day on October 19th.  To symbolize solidarity with LGBT youth in a plea to raise awareness of the bullying that goes on in the lives of LGBT youth, people are asked to wear purple. Anti-bullying measures begins in our own heads, hearts, mouths and typing […]

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“The Cross in the Closet” by Tim Kurek Reinforces Transphobia while Dealing with Homophobia

Timothy Kurek is a fine story teller. I read a few chapters from his book The Cross in the Closet a few years ago when I met him at a conference we were both attending. It is admirable that a young straight man would undertake a radical experiment to confront his own homophobia and judgments on a group […]

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Same-Sex Marriage Does Not Impact Religious Liberty

On Election Day 2012, four states, Maryland, Maine, Minnesota and Washington will all have marriage equality on their ballots. Maryland, Maine and Washington would be the first states to enact marriage equality through voter referendums. In Minnesota, the issue on the ballot is an anti-gay marriage equality constitutional amendment. Many of the “religious liberty” or “religious […]

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Family Research Council | The Damage Continues

Last November, on a Friday afternoon at about 4:15, I walked into the lobby of the Family Research Council (FRC) on 8th and G Streets in Washington, DC. I carried with me documented research regarding the impact of rejection on the mental and physical health of gay youth. Of course I knew I would not […]

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“Holy Terror” by Mel White | Hey Church, You Got Played

Education, engagement and encouragement between the Christian Church and the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Christian community is what I do. I talk with, listen to, read and follow seemingly otherwise kind and Jesus-esque people but, when the topic switches to the gay community, some become machines motivated by fear and unleashed in ignorance. Why? And […]

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The 61% in North Carolina Miss the Message of Christ and Civil Rights on Amendment 1 Voting

Amendment 1 passed in the State of North Carolina. The definition of marriage as one man and one woman is now codified in that state’s constitution. Discrimination is now codified in that state’s constitution. Christians did this. Christians who believe they have the right to deny equality to minority groups; Christians who believe they have […]

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Scott Lively Brings the “Ugly Jesus” with Him | Next Stop: Oklahoma City

 I ache inside – I really ache.  Many people want nothing to do with Christianity because the public face of Jesus is often ugly and mean. An unholy war of sacred discrimination has been unleashed on the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) community by some extremist Christians. They are vocal and they are dangerous to not […]

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Bradlee Dean and “The Homosexual Manifesto” Lie

Bradlee Dean, of You Can Run But You Cannot Hide Inc. (YCRBYCHI), based in Annandale, MN, calls himself a “moral, spiritual and patriotic leader” with a mission to reshape America by “redirecting the current and future generations both morally and spiritually through education, media and Judeo-Christian values found in the Constitution.” He presents himself as one who […]

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Secretary Clinton Delivers a Landmark Speech on LGBT Rights in Geneva

This extraordinary speech was delivered by Secretary of  State Hillary Clinton in Geneva, December 6, 2011 in Geneva in recognition of Human Rights Day. This is the speech I wish I had given; it is so perfect. If you follow the civil rights issue of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (glbt) people worldwide, you will know […]

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Student Non Discrimination Act Needed to Protect GLBT Students from Bullying

Casey, sixteen and gay, was being bullied by two students at his high school in Ohio. His youth pastor, a friend of mine, helped to secure a restraining order to protect him, but the principal downgraded the severity with a weaker solution.  He let Casey come to the office five minutes before classes ended and stay […]

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Trans-Stonewall | Chaz Opens the Door

Forty years ago, the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities tumbled out of the closet at Stonewall, never to go back in again.  Stonewall conveniently produced a replacement for the now-gone communists; after all, nothing unites people like a good ol’ fashioned enemy!  Gay people became the new devil to be protected against.  “Hide your […]

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Trans-mockery in the House of God? Get Educated

Mockery should never come from the House of God. Never.  As the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities find more acceptance in churches and in society, still left in the shadows and in the back corners hidden from  our kind considerations are the transgender people. I am witnessing them become the next target of religious […]

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The Evangelical Network Calls for Tougher Anti-Bullying Legislation and Safer Churches

On July 9, 2011, The Evangelical Network (TEN) held a press conference at its annual conference in Austin, TX to: call on Evangelicals to stand up for marginalized, oppressed and vulnerable youth, and glbt youth in particular bring attention to the current lack of coordinated efforts in the  prevention of bullying in schools give voice […]

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