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The Irrelevance of Denominations and the Relevance of the Church in the Ongoing Struggle for Marriage Equality in the South

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  Raised in Georgia, educated in four southern states and presently living in Texas, I am an undeniable product of the South. When I joined in the celebration of the marriage equality ruling of the Supreme Court of the United States last Friday from my speaking tour (currently in California), I worried how the implementation […]

From the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary to Queer

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  “What man doesn’t wonder about what it would be like to have sex with a man?” While dining at Cracker Barrel late one night, I asked the question of a friend. Before I could even begin to muse about my own question, Don Fulton looked at me in my eyes and declared, “I’m gay.” […]

When Inclusion is Exclusion : Radical Ecclesiology

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  The church is the church is the church. Right? Ecclesiology is the study of what the church is. At our present hour, one cannot study the church without hearing the word ‘inclusion.’ In books, sermons and articles people consistently write and speak about a need for greater inclusion. For many Christians, being inclusive has […]

Actions Talk and Bullshit Walks: The Story of A Real Christian: Major Kathy Cox of the Salvation Army: Witness to 60+ Executions in Texas

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I was scared the first time I visited Texas’ Death Row.  I knew no one and had no one to talk to.  The rules about interaction are very strict…do not interact with anyone except the guards and the person you are visiting.  I was sitting there in my visitation booth and I heard a whisper.  […]

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