The writer and many of the topics are Queer, but there is more to the blog than that. Liberal spirituality, progressive politics, pop culture, social justice...mostly just good old fashioned left leaning musings.
Saturday, July 21, 2012
i love my queer life
When I think of all the ridiculous homophobic hate speech presented as theology (and yes, as much as those of us who live in progressive pockets like to live in denial, it still happens every day), then think of my life, my chosen family, and the person I love who brings me so much joy, I'm glad I don't feel the need to choose between spirituality and being honest about who I am; but if I had to choose, I'd choose my life as it has unfolded. I wouldn't sacrifice one minute of this life for any imagined afterlife, and I certainly would never worship any deity that couldn't see the beauty of the love in my life.
William J. Dietrich Memorial Prize for the best paper submitted on the urban mission of the church (EDS, 2009 ), Maxwell Fellowship for Excellence in Parish Ministry (Auburn Seminary, 2006), & the Hudnut Award for Preaching Ministry (UTS, 2005), Awards for Oral Interpretation (Arkansas Speech Communication Asso., 1990), Excellent Acting Award (Texas Junior College Speech & Theatre Asso., 1986).
Educational Background: BA, Henderson State University, sociology (theatre arts minor); MA, Goddard College, theatre studies; MDiv, Union Theological Seminary, theology & the arts; DMin, Episcopal Divinity School, congregational studies. I am a writer, a performer, and spiritual humanist. I am ordained by both Metropolitan Community Churches and United Divine Science.
Author of 10 books, the most recent: Saved From Salvation.