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Shari Johnson

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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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