Skipping to the Piccolo
By David W. Shelton
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A lot about life, politics, Christianity, movies, and fantasy... and a little bit gay.
||Why anti-gay groups are almost right about gays and the Titanic||Truth in Action Ministries (the religious group started by D. James Kennedy as Coral Ridge Ministries) posted a video this week that used the iceberg that Titanic hit in 1912 as an analogy for how the “radical homosexual agenda” will sink American s||4/13/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||It is NOT a choice. Here’s why it matters.||The discussion over LGBT rights and equality is rife with emotion, debated with passion, and unfortunately, peppered with misinformation. Many of the discussions from those opposed to LGBT equality use words like “lifestyle,” “behavior,||1/12/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Folly of the Right Wing Rage Machine||Quick. Think of a public figure who made statements about homosexuality outside of his regular job and was dismissed from his job as a result. Now imagine the right wing outrage that came as a direct result of this dismissal. First Amendment!||1/5/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||What the Duck? Why the Right Wing has Totally Quacked||Yes, we are all tired of the Phil Robertson and Duck Dynasty “controversy.” My own posts on Facebook on the topic drew fever-pitched debates and even resulted in one person un-friending me because I insisted that it has nothing to do with “Freedom||12/21/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Religious Liberty Does Not Trump Individual Rights, Part 2||Early last year, I discussed the emerging debate over religious liberty versus LGBT equality. Sadly, the debate has only gotten more fever pitched due to the incessant drumbeat of hateful bigots like Matt Barber, Peter Labarbera, Bryan Fischer,||12/7/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||A Conversation over Coffee and Pizza||Imagine for a moment a private conversation between five evangelical pastors and one gay rights advocate. I think any of us could expect a wide range of possible outcomes of such a gathering, especially since three of them have (or had) strong ties to .||4/23/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||The ex-gay myth and why it failed me||I've never been an ex-gay. I've never gone through an ex-gay ministry, or tried an ex-gay program, and never went into a live-in camp where gay men are taught to behave as straight men. Despite all of this,||3/20/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Trigger Points: Find out why I’m mad as hell||I’m a bitter, angry, rejected, hurting gay man. My writing has gotten entirely critical of the Church, Christianity, and Christians. I’m a spiteful gay activist that has nothing to offer except being another bitchy queen looking to rub soot in the e||3/19/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Exactly how will you pray for me?||Every once in a while, I encounter a fellow Christian who is completely taken back by my assertion that I am both gay and Christian. It’s pretty rare that the conversation immediately goes to, “Great! Got a boyfriend?” Usually,||3/16/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||White History Month and Straight Pride Parade: The final throes of bigotry?||Every year, February marks a particular focus on Black History, and June brings out the rainbow flags for Gay Pride month. This is a time where both minorities celebrate a little about themselves, their lives, and their history. Interestingly,||2/24/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Middle School and the Battle for Gays to Exist||Now that Tennessee state senator Stacey Campfield has found a House sponsor for his Super Don't Say Gay bill, gay advocates throughout the state have dug in to fight the measure with everything they have. Unfortunately,||2/17/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Freedom with a Purpose||Whenever someone makes the difficult decision to come out as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender, the first thing we hear about is how they’re “free.” Coming out is definitely one of the most important elements in the life of any LGBT person,||2/10/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Tony Perkins Lies, Says Boys Will Share Tents with Gay Men||Tony Perkins is a liar. There’s no other way to put it. Between him and his “Senior Fellow,” Peter Sprigg, the Family Research Council has worked to systematically strike fear into the hearts of people all across the nation — by lying. Repeatedl||2/4/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
White History month and straight pride?
No need for a month to celebrate white history or straight pride. It should be celebrated daily, every single day of the year! Glad to see this show didn't last long.