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the sochi effect

it’s time for the olympics. the winter ones, of course. and i’m semi-excited. ok. i’m not really excited at all. but, i know me. and as soon as news networks and twitter and Facebook friends begin posting stuff about the olympics, i will climb on board the olympic excitement train…

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sometimes you gotta be defrocked in order to live with integrity.

do you remember this post of mine from about a month ago? i shared with y’all my views, thoughts, and experiences over some of the injustices happening in the united methodist church (UMC), my home denomination. i was not a happy camper – and i’m still not. at that time,…

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open hearts? no. open minds? no. open doors? no. open wounds? yes!

friends, it’s happening again. love is on trial. you know, when people get together and begin to decide who is right and who is wrong. who gets to love whom. who gets to get married and to whom. and, in this case, who gets to do the marrying. if you…

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“a closet is no place for a person to truly live.”

ok. this is just freaking awesome. it’s one of those amazing TED talks, motivational and inspiring talks & videos that make their way around the internet. takes the time to watch this, laugh and listen. and then, perhaps together we can begin to think more about all the things that…

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same love.

watch this video, and then read on…  most of y’all know that even though lina and i are legally married, our marriage is not legal or recognized in north carolina (where we now live) because in this southern state, marriage is specifically defined and written into our nc government as…

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moral monday comes to asheville. and i was channeling the 60s.

“this is no momentary hyperventilation and liberal screaming match, this is a movement.” – rev. william barber in pack square, asheville. 5 august 2013. if you haven’t heard of moral mondays yet, you’re about to. since the end of april, thousands of north carolina residents have gathered in raleigh (the…

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