An Honest Conversation with My Gay Friend

The other day we got together with a friend of mine from high school named Andrew*, and his boyfriend, Tom. They moved out of state earlier this year, but a business trip brought him and Tom back through town recently, and we jumped at the chance to go out to dinner with them. This was one of the first times in a long while that we'd had a chance to sit down and talk with them, just the four of us. We caught up on life and work, Andrew and I clicking as well as we always have. I wore waterproof mascara because I knew I'd end up laughing to the point of tears, which, in fact, I did....more
Regardless of my own views of gay marriage, I really wish that Christians would stop expecting ...more

Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road?

To get away from all the hypocritical rhetoric on both sides of the recent Chick-Fil-A debacle.   Of course with a lot of the attention taken off of herself, Ms....more

Gay Marriage Issue Splits Black Vote

  In an election cycle rife with controversy, it’s not surprising that religious issues would come to the fore. ...more

The Absence of Gay Marriage is the Real Threat to Families

 Orginally posted at ashleystinycrumbs.blogspot.com ...more

Marriage - No Qualifiers, Just Marriage

This subject is one that has tickled the back of my mind for a while now. It's a hot topic, and thus has had hundreds if not thousands of blog posts and articles written about it. So, why another one? Because it's bugging me!Today is a big day in a few states, with voting on amendments that make gay marriage unconstitutional (NC, for example).So, what's frustrating (to me) about this topic?...more

Obama Can Change Black Hearts, Minds For Gay Rights

One of the best outcomes of Obama's endorsement of gay marriage has been the inspiration and courage it has given a lot of African-American church goers to likewise vocalize their support....more
Fantastic post Kelly, so well written! more

How to Try NOT To Change The World (One Woman's Take On Faith, North Carolina, & Legislating Morality)

This week has been a struggle for me.  If we, at times, battle between two natures and our Spirit is willing while flesh remains weak, this has been one of those weeks for me.I have been known, in times past, to rant and rave and rail about things that, when viewed in the larger scheme of things, really didn’t matter.  I have been known, in fact, to rather enjoy puffing up my chest to arrogantly and self-righteously expound upon the relative ridiculousness of the world.I’ve often done this over ludicrous topics....more

The New Ideal

This is a famous painting from 1638 by Peter Paul Rubins called The Three Graces. These women depict the Goddess daughters of Zeus, and in 17th century standards, they are exquisitely beautiful....more
 @FatCat  Thank you so much. :-)more

Haters gonna hate, but they shouldn't legislate

I just read the news that North Carolina has passed a constitutional amendment that defines marriage as a union between one man and one woman. They already had a law that bans gay marriage. I guess that wasn't enough though....more

Kirk Cameron, 8, NOH8: Hollywood Speaks on Gay Marriage

Actor Kirk Cameron talked to Piers Morgan on CNN this week and told him he wasn't a fan of homosexuality or of gay people getting married. Specifically:  "I think that it's - it's - it's unnatural. I think that it's - it's detrimental, and ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization."  ...more
True Christians believe in the word of God, period. There is no debate. There is nothing to ...more