United Methodist Insensitivity Unleashed in North Texas


    “What were they thinking?”   I almost didn’t write this piece. People kept telling me how nice the people in the photograph are. I don’t doubt it. One question remains.   “What were they thinking?”   Pictured are 5 United Methodist ministers in the North Texas Annual Conference. The picture was taken at […]

The Real Queers?


Claiming an identity or category doesn’t make you queer. Anyone can claim anything and be just as normative as anyone else. Oppression is always the chief marker of normativity. Queerness and oppression don’t go together. The real queer shuns oppression for the sake of transformation. Over the last few months, I have watched many fake […]

Poetics for a King


  The Pledge Please stand for the Pledge of Allegiance What for? What does it mean? What will my standing say? I only pledge allegiance to God alone I don’t have allegiance to any nation How can a follower of Jesus pledge allegiance to a nation? I especially find it hard to have allegiance to […]

Donald Sterling, Churches and Race


    I grew up on the Southside of Atlanta.  Our county transitioned from a majority white context to a majority black context in my youth.  In first grade, I was a student under Ms. Ellington…the first black teacher at Lake Harbin Elementary School.  I will be forever grateful to Ms. Ellington for teaching me […]