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A Letter for Jeff & Phillip on your 3rd Birthday

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Jeff & Phillip.   My sons. God formed you to be perfect in the queerness of your being. Even though you have now traveled three years since your formation, perfection is still there. Learn to live into your being. For, in the queerness of your being is your perfection…and the perfection of the God who […]

Falling Fastly / A Mother’s Day Ode to Emily

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  I never thought we would fall like this. Who would have dreamed it? When we met, love was all I could see in your eyes and I fell faster than I imagined possible. Falling is scary. Though it felt so out of control, I just kept returning to you. Remember when we talked about […]

Testimony on Texas HB 1527: A Bill to Abolish the Death Penalty

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  Thank you. My name is Rev. Dr. Jeff Hood. I am the Minister of Social Justice for Hope for Peace and Justice…which is the social justice ministry of a consortium of churches in the Dallas area…and I sit on the Board of the Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty. I am here to […]

Emily: An Ode to Three Years

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I don’t know how much it cost me to set up an account on eHarmony.  I just know I got my money’s worth and then some.   “We got married in a fever, hotter than a pepper sprout…”  I can think of no better words to describe the origin of our relationship than the opening […]

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