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Timothy Kurek
Timothy Kurek is an internationally best-selling author, internationally sought after speaker, and serves as the Director of Communications for Developing America. His first book, "The Cross in the Closet," is out now.

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Entries by Timothy Kurek

An LGBT Ally's Message to Would-Be Allies

(52) Comments | Posted August 18, 2015 | 1:31 PM


Over the past six years my life and beliefs have changed dramatically. Most importantly, I am a former conservative, anti-gay Christian that is now an ally/activist for the LGBT community. But what does it mean to be an ally/activist and what is the...

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Three Major Misconceptions About Africa

(2) Comments | Posted March 18, 2015 | 2:13 PM

A few months ago I read the blog of a Christian woman on a missions trip to Africa. In the blog she expressed disbelief that she was around a city and that there were middle class people, and people who weren't starving or in need of her "American" brand of...

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Defrocked Minister Awaits UMC Ruling

(30) Comments | Posted October 23, 2014 | 12:05 PM

LGBT equality has become the litmus test for progressive believers, and yet even the more "progressive" denominations seem to be partially stuck in their conservative roots. No example is more relevant than the United Methodist Church, who recently "defrocked" the Rev. Frank Schaefer (not to be confused with the son...

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Young Man Has to Flee After Coming Out

(0) Comments | Posted March 25, 2014 | 2:39 PM

LGBT issues are finally seeing the light of day and the fight for equality has forward momentum. But again and again, we are reminded that horror stories are happening every day to those unfortunate individuals trapped in rural, conservative parts of America.

Meet Brandon Wallace.

Brandon is young, attractive, musically...

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Write What Scares You!

(4) Comments | Posted October 7, 2013 | 4:53 PM


There is a fine line between writing for yourself and writing for your audience. Writing something consumable is necessary to sell books, but at what point do we choose our audience over being honest with ourselves as we fill page after page...

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Postproject Depression -- How It Hit Me

(2) Comments | Posted July 11, 2013 | 4:25 PM

For mothers it is a common thing after giving birth -- the darkness known as postpartum depression. As an author, I assumed the birth of my published book would provide nothing but elation.

I was wrong. I was dead wrong.

My name is Timothy Kurek and in 2009 I set...

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Gay Equality in Conservative Churches -- the New Frontier

(137) Comments | Posted July 8, 2013 | 9:35 AM

I listened to the arguments happening around my community as we all waited for "the Supremes" to share their ruling on DOMA and Prop 8. The arguments were intense. The one consistent characteristic of every conversation I listened to: the viciousness that found its way into the debate. In the...

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The Answer to the 'Christian Right'

(1385) Comments | Posted May 20, 2013 | 11:51 AM

In a country that is increasingly polarized politically and religiously, it's always a breath of fresh air to encounter a group or a movement that strays from the social norm. Enter the Facebook page/movement "The Christian Left." TCL has gained national and international notoriety as a movement of Christ-following believers...

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Lazy Religion Tackles Gay Marriage: With Liberty and Justice for Most

(172) Comments | Posted April 2, 2013 | 12:44 PM

With liberty and justice for most... Wait that's not it. Some? A few? Oh no, it's liberty and justice for all.

I was raised in the Bible Belt, a hyper-conservative Christian who in the past few years has had his worldview crushed and rebuilt at the hands of experience. Where...

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