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We Desperately Need a New Conversation on Homosexuality and the Bible

(227) Comments | Posted June 6, 2013 | 12:18 PM

Over the past 10 years I have found myself doing two things over and over again: Coming out (the idea that you come out once and it's all over is a fiction) and having conversations about the so-called "clobber passages" relating to homosexuality and the Bible. At least once a...

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Collars and Queers

(9) Comments | Posted March 8, 2013 | 4:28 PM

The other day, at the request of one of the priests in the North American Old Catholic church, I put the following on our national Facebook page: "Please pray for our Seminarians, as they take the next step in their preparation for the Priesthood. Pray that the Lord...

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How I Found My Calling as the North American Old Catholic Church's First Transgender Priest

(134) Comments | Posted January 25, 2013 | 8:31 AM

On Jan. 19, 2013, I was ordained as a the first transgender priest in the North American Old Catholic Church. I am a rather unlikely priest. I grew up in a fundamentalist evangelical church that taught that women should not be ministers and that LGBT people were going to hell....

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