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

20 Dec 2013 culture + art, lbgtq

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, there was a church trial for a UMC minister, frank schaefer, who had performed a same-sex marriage, which goes against one of the rules in the book of discipline, theRead More

i will always believe that peace is the answer.

6 Sep 2013 culture + art

i am a news junkie. or nerd. or whatever you want to call me. and on sunday mornings in the states, if i’m home, i like to watch all the sunday morning talk shows. as depressing and skewed and manipulative it may be, i want to be informed. of course, i don’t just rely on the mainstream media to get my news. i also listen to/read independent newspapers/sources. i read commentary and try to listen to global perspectives as well.Read More

it’s a double rainbow day!

26 Jun 2013 culture + art, lbgtq

“Bottom line here: the federal ban on recognizing same-sex marriages is dead. California’s ban on recognizing same-sex marriages is dead. There are 12 states in the country where this is now legal, and the political winds on this are blowing so hard in one direction that the idea that we will go back is almost unimaginable in any state in the country … This is now decided as a nation. The argument is won.” – Rachel Maddow my dear friendsRead More

jesus, the supreme court, & me.

i’m a woman married to a woman. i’m an ex-pat american living in sweden, but moving back to the states in a few months. i’m also an unordained, master’s of divinity degree holding, minister in the united methodist church. and this is big week in my world. and all of these factors will be contributing to what i write here. first of all, it’s holy week. the week before easter. a week i have generally loved and anticipated, even withRead More

edith & her fight.

11 Dec 2012 culture + art, lbgtq

42 years. that’s how long edith windsor (in the pic above) & her soulmate, thea, were together. sadly, they are separated now by death. but, edith reflects and says that it was a wonderful life together. although they were together for so many years, they only married in 2007. same sex marriages, of course, were not so common, or even legal in most places. they were married in toronto and lived in new york, where they had been living togetherRead More

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