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In Defense Of Labels

February 25, 2009

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In Defense Of Labels BY Matthew B. Turner As far as coming out goes, I was sort of a late bloomer.  Growing up in Kentucky, I’d heard passing references to same-gender love but I couldn’t identify with the folks being portrayed.  I had a very utilitarian view of love and marriage–I wanted a family, and […]

My First Communion

February 18, 2009

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My First Communion BY Hugh Hollowell The pastor broke the bread, lifted the cup and from memory spoke the words of the Apostle Paul— “The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took the bread…” The pastor then faced the congregation and said that whosoever will, may come. The aisle quickly filled as people […]

On Being a Queer Queermergent

February 15, 2009

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On Being a Queer Queermergent BY Magenta No, it’s not a typo; it’s my life. I’ve always been one to defy labels, much of the time on purpose. My daughter says it’s part of my fear of commitment (maybe she’s right?), but as long as I can remember, i’ve been “sort of, but not quite.” […]

Questions and Response to a Fundamentalist

February 10, 2009

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Questions and Response to a Fundamentalist BY Tennessee James of Tennessee James Blog For two and a half years I sat quietly as you spoke about my gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and allied brothers and sisters. I listened as you told thousands of young adults that it is alright to point fingers and pass […]

Misty’s Story

February 6, 2009

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My Story Where do I start? I was four when my family first started attending church. It was a small independent charismatic church. I can’t really remember what it was like not to go to church as a kid. For the most part I enjoyed being with everyone on Sundays and Wednesdays. I am kind […]

Queer Re-Emerging

February 3, 2009

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Queer Re-Emerging By Tony Hoshaw of Queer Messages Diana Butler-Bass, while lecturing at McCormick Days 2008, offered a term I feel applies to certain trends in the Church: re-emerging. Among those realities re-emerging in our day is the “queer” nature of the Christian tradition. The first step to recovery, so to speak, is admitting the […]