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Shari Johnson

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The Baffling Paradox

(1) Comments | Posted January 15, 2015 | 1:14 PM

Homosexuality. Abortion. These two unrelated "buzzwords," "hot topics," "controversial issues" evoke strong reactions and emotions whenever and wherever mentioned. It is my belief the day is coming when they will be connected in ways we never thought possible. I have been on both sides of each of these issues.


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Gay Pride for Parents

(15) Comments | Posted June 20, 2013 | 3:03 PM

A phenomenon that occurs when one's progeny is so amazing that a parent feels compelled to tell everyone he or she knows about his or her child -- ad infinitum --, is something I call Parental Bragging Rights. For example, when I was a practicing dental hygienist I had a...

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When Enough Is Enough!

(0) Comments | Posted March 15, 2013 | 3:54 PM

On February 19, 2013, I waited to be interviewed in a CBS 7 News television studio in Odessa, Texas, the city where I live and serve as president of the local PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays). I listened as Robin, the other guest to be videotaped, told...

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Christians Can Change Their Minds On Homosexuality

(2717) Comments | Posted June 14, 2012 | 10:57 AM

(RNS) When President Obama announced his support of same-sex marriage, I was thrilled. But I also was filled with a sense of dread about the maelstrom that was sure to follow. I knew it was coming because there was a time when I would have been a part of it.

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On Mother's Day, The Proud Mother of a Gay Daughter Celebrates a Presidential Stand for Equality

(5) Comments | Posted May 13, 2012 | 1:49 AM

When I learned of President Obama's support of same sex-marriage this week, my emotions ran amok -- surprise, hope, excitement, joy -- joy because the marriage of my daughter and daughter-in-law was recognized as a good thing by the highest office in the land. His stand supersedes politics. It should...

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