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Month: February 2020

Grading Mayor Pete’s Queer Card

I want to talk about this whole “is Pete Buttigieg gay enough” situation. I keep seeing lots of commotion on Twitter about folks arguing back and forth on Mayor Pete’s presentation of his own queerness and whether his flavor of gay is helpful or harmful to the wider LGBTQ+ community. This is a loaded topic, so let’s break it down a bit. The Queer Card First of all, is anyone “too queer” or “not queer enough?” The answer to that is a hardy “no.” When we talk about queer identities,… Read more Grading Mayor Pete’s Queer Card

Theology is an Idol

Sometimes Christians are confused about who they worship. It’s easy to get mixed up and begin to follow Theology rather than following God. Sometimes it’s easy to believe that Theology is unchanging and cannot be touched and that it must be preserved at all costs. We treat Theology like a porcelain doll in a stuffy attic full of family heirlooms, never to be altered or questioned, forever preserved under centuries of dust and debris. The reality is that Theology changes all the time- or at least it probably should. Broken… Read more Theology is an Idol

I’m Done Arguing Theology

Recently, I was thinking about what exactly it is that I’m trying to do through my work as a queer writer and advocate in religious spaces. Some queer advocates and activists feel compelled to change the minds of Evangelicals through their theological work, arguing theologically that queer people are not an abomination, but a blessing. Many LGBTQ+ Christian activists do intense theological exploration to show well-meaning, yet misguided believers that they do not need to remove queer people from their homes and their churches, leaving them to suffer severe abandonment… Read more I’m Done Arguing Theology