Marriage Equality

Marriage Equality: An answered prayer

You know the old joke about praying for God’s help? The one where the man in a storm waits atop his roof while flood waters rise, having prayed for God’s help for deliverance…meanwhile, his neighbor drives off, a boat passes by and even a rescue helicopter hovers overhead. All of...

June 30, 2015
Marriage Equality

Marriage Equality V. Religious Freedom

Marriage Equality is now the law of the land. Finally, each marriage in this country will be protected and afforded the equal opportunities, rights and benefits they deserve. No government will be allowed to stand in the path of those who wish to marry. For those who have known the...

June 26, 2015

LGBT: Home For The Holidays?

The holidays are coming. Thanksgiving is on its way. Christmas is just around the corner and we’re all starting to talk family plans for who’s going to be there. Not to kill the buzz, but this is where the seasonal tensions start. The time of year where we the threat...

November 21, 2014

New Book : Facing The Music

I've always loved questions. (Perhaps you've noticed — my lyrics are riddled with them.) I love musing about life's winding road, always curious about what adventure lies around the next corner. Through the years, I've learned to appreciate the many questions that I have faced, both in my own private...

September 3, 2014

Wear Purple For Spirit Day!

One of the most frequent questions I am asked while advocating for LGBT social justice is: “What can I do to help?” My simplest suggestion: Make it known that you are a friend. It is easy enough to get swamped by the diverse range of specific issues that accompany LGBT...

October 18, 2012

National Coming Out Day 2012

October 11th is National Coming Out Day. Much has changed in terms of public awareness and acceptance of LGBT people in our modern history. I wasn’t yet born when the pain of anti-gay prejudice erupted into the Stonewall riots. I have some consciousness of “the Twinkie Defense” but had little...

October 10, 2012

George Fox University

I will be heading to Newberg, OR March 14th on behalf of George Fox University students and alumni. As is often the case with faith based universities, the current policy of George Fox University prohibits any LGBT faith conversation on campus that does not directly endorse celibacy. It is for...

March 12, 2012