I knew what I was getting into when I went to see Amy the new documentary about Amy Winehouse. I had trepidations knowing what I had gone through with my own husband's battle with alcoholism. We all know her fate. I knew her ending before it happened exactly the same way I knew my husband's ending with this horrible disease.
This is liberal religion's moment, if only liberal religious leaders will be wise enough to seize it. Americans are changing in dramatic ways on social issues, mostly for the good.
To hear you say you love me and yet disagree with that is confusing. In fact, as frustrating as it may be to hear, to say as much is discriminatory. That's not an accusation, it's a clear-cut fact.
I got an email from a cousin of mine last week. "Shannon, Your dad wanted me to send you this horrible letter from our church- also sending you wha...
There are many versions of Christianity. My favorite version is that of hippie Jesus: God is love, pure and simple. I hope that love will continue to win.
Robert Gates is not to blame that the ban on homosexual adult leaders was not addressed years sooner, but he must answer for the current plan that seeks to devolve anti-LGBT discrimination to all of those faith-based chartered organizations that might prefer to exclude LGBT parents. This is wrong and divisive.
If Mockingbird was about the rule of law and justice, about community and equality, Watchman tackles something even more intractable: the prejudice we find in those we love.
I think I'll listen to Taylor Swift each June from here on out to celebrate and commemorate what I saw at the concert -- and to remind myself what Pride is all about.
Some conservative political leaders want you to believe that gay men are a threat to children. They choose to turn away from actual problems facing kids in American schools. In doing so, they are perpetuating the obstacles that LGBT youth must face every day.
Scott Walker thought he was playing a deft game. But this week it blew up in spectacular fashion as Walker stepped on the Ben Carson third rail and blatantly implied gay men are predators who can't be trusted around children. You'd think in 2015 this kind of blatant defamation would be banished from politics.
GOD-IS-LOVE! His love is accepting, without prejudice, without condition, all encompassing, and the only stance you will ever need to take. And it's guaranteed that if you spread his love, then you will not only accomplish all you could ever dream of; you will also help someone else do the same.
The high divorce rate in the United States has long been a source of great frustration to the church. It sees heterosexual marriage as the bedrock of society and exhorts its followers to stay married at any cost, but few seem to listen to the advice.
The Supreme Court's decision affirming marriage equality for same-sex couples honors the memory of F.O. Matthiessen, Russell Cheney and numerous other same-sex couples of the past who -- against the odds -- were determined to express their love for one another and share their lives together.
What happened to Terry Mutchler? In her gripping memoir, Under This Beautiful Dome, the voice I hear is weak, barely audible. This isn't the woman I know as a friend and outspoken human rights advocate.
Sweaty Sexy Hero Scott Walker Announces Campaign; The Fake Planned Parenthood Hidden Video; Alex Jones Goes Nuts and Predicts Gay People are Leading Us to Asexual Humanoids; and much more.
This week I talked with singer/songwriter Jen Foster about launching her Pledge Music Campaign to support her new ambitious double record project entitled The White Room Sessions.