Year in Review 2020: Peace be with You

I could not bring myself to do my review of 2020 until today. Something in me was too afraid of what I would see or wouldn’t see. A little while ago I looked back and I saw a letter I wrote at the beginning of the year and I begged God for peace and justice... Continue Reading →

New Year’s Eve

I know sometimes it feels like everything is dark, like there is nothing to hope for or live for. If you are sinking tonight, let me hold you. I’m so sorry for what you have been through this year. I’m sorry. I know it hurts. Let me stroke your hair as you weep into your... Continue Reading →

Christians and Black Lives Matter

TW: To anyone who is LGBTQ+ in my audience, some of this post may be difficult for you to read. As you know, there are very intense feelings in the Christian community about your status, and I am not saying what I say in this post to devalue you or your feelings or your community.... Continue Reading →

“Love the Sinner, Hate the Sin.”

“On the fourth anniversary of Pulse.In the middle of Pride month.During a global pandemic.Donald Trump’s cruelty truly knows no bounds.” ~ Joe Biden https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/06/12/868073068/transgender-health-protections-reversed-by-trump-administration. Note: this article has a left bias, but it was the clearest description of the bill I could find. This is a powder keg. Gonna dive in anyway. In 5. 4.... Continue Reading →

Angels as Patrons of LGBTQ

Did you know that Catholics do not actually believe that angels have a gender? As much as we refer to them as "he" and discuss them as these knightly men, because they do not have bodies, actual Church doctrine is that they do not have gender. It occured to me tonight as I was writing... Continue Reading →

I’m not LGBTQ, but I don’t Belong Either

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/voices/2019/08/18/churches-need-less-tradition-more-flexibility-welcome-teens-column/2011731001/ This article and others like it have been posted and talked about on my online and in person Catholic groups over and over again. There's always a couple of people kindly talking about it and then the avalanche of more traditional Catholics who start mocking the author and saying, "Oh they just want the... Continue Reading →

Please Stop Choosing Sides

Lately, my newsfeed has been inundated with posts screaming, "YOU HAVE TO CHOOSE A SIDE." Of course, half the time the premise also includes condescending language about how if you don't choose a side, you are choosing the wrong side, and there is something wrong with you. I am so sick of this. Let me... Continue Reading →

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