A Dear John (Dorhauer) Letter

Dear John, It’s not you. It’s me. How could it be about you? You, the Rev. John Dorhauer, have been nominated to serve as the next President and General Minister of the United Church of Christ.  The search committee checked you out.  People commenting on the press release are singing your praises. I don’t know…

Comforting the Disillusioned

Monday, I was shocked and disillusioned when I heard that Sojourners made the decision not to post on their blog a video ad made by Believe Out Loud (ad is on the right after you click).  It was “deja vu all over again” reminding me of the rejection by CBS in 2004 of the United…

I’m Wearing Purple Today

Today is “Spirit Day” and I’m wearing purple to speak out against anti-LGBT bullying.  It is also a  reminder to me to speak up whenever I hear language that demeans anyone for any reason.  I am thankful for organizations and groups who have brought LGBT human rights issues into the mainstream and advocated for equality for all. GLAAD (The…

A Year of Silence

Three days shy of a year of silence on this blog … Funny how it’s easy to say “Yea, God!” when things seemed to be going peacefully and sensibly. The last year has been neither peaceful nor sensible in many ways. Still, I wish I had been more vocal, even here, about the many “Yea,…