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My exchange with Linda Seiler, ex-trans Christian evangelical

Chi Alpha—a conservative evangelical student group—invited Linda Seiler to share her testimony on being ex-transgender (like ex-gay, but for transfolks). Through prayer, she became cisgender. Or something of the sort. Anyhow, some students (myself included) organized a counter protest and … Continue reading

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Sponsored Liberation is Oppression in Disguise

      Some students at the university where I both teach and learn are “questioning the presence” of a Chick-fil-A franchise on our campus. This questioning emerged after Chick-fil-A president, Dan Cathy, admitted in an interview with the Baptist … Continue reading

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Meeting (s)heroes

When I was young, I collected baseball cards. And yes, I was a serious contender. Indeed, cardboard box upon cardboard box stacked floor to ceiling remind me of the presence of my withering childhood, once praised for the potential possibility … Continue reading

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My Apologies. New Directions.

For some time, I have been absent. Here and elsewhere. Simply gone. I would like to take the time to offer updates. To ponder. To extend direction, project possibility here. For this blog space. I just returned home after a … Continue reading

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Steps to Quitting or How I Came to Understand What I Needed

The beginnings of quitting. A list in need of collective growth. Benny LeMaster I can hardly believe that I am standing tall on day 21 (yup, 3 freakin weeks smoke-free!) and holding stronger than ever. There have been a number … Continue reading

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Gay rights, hold the ageism

What saddens me is the ignorant desire to scapegoat something. Sadly the victim of scapegoating is always a group of some kind–but always a group of people. In the discourse of gay politics it tends to fall onto two groups of people: (1) religious group(s) and (2) old people. These are problematic and regressive for any social movement.

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In Whose Best Interest Do You Mean: Or How I Learned To Think For Myself

Let me be real for just a moment: I absolutely cringe when I hear somebody on the radio, on the street, on the ol’ television, or in my home say, “They are voting against their own best interest!”

Usually, and knowing my circles, this pertains to Democrats who say this about Republicans, particularly gay Repubs. Sure, I will admit, it is a bit beyond me, the whole Log Cabin/Gay Repub thing, but hey, that’s for them to decide–isn’t it. Continue reading

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