DG Martin and Brett Webb-Mitchell on WCHL, December 10, 2007, 6 P.M.
I had a great conversation with radio and TV local personality DG Martin. DG and I talked about the book ON BEING A GAY PARENT, and covered a great deal of turf in 40 minutes. We talked about why this book had to be written (because there is no other book of its kind in bookstores or libraries that is pro-gay, pro-Christian, and pro-family); the coming out process (first to yourselves and then to all others); the sliding Kinsey scale of sex and sexual orientation (it slides); biblical texts (read either as THE Word of God, or as witness to THE Word of God, Jesus Christ); and the politics of the mainline Protestant churches and the Roman Catholic in relationship to the LGBT community. Finally, DG even brought in the School of the Pilgrim!
Catch it on Monday, Dec. 10th, 2007, at 6 P.M., or on-line: WCHL
Chapel Hill and Carrboro, North Carolina, United States
I am a dad, who happens to be gay, with two amazing young adult children who have taught me, my partner, and their mom what grace, faith, hope, and love are all about. I am also an ordained clergyperson in the Presbyterian Church (USA), involved in congregational life, sometimes preaching here and there, and an oblate of St. Benedict's Monastery in St. Joseph, MN. I taught at Duke Divinity School at Duke University for over a decade, and I currently teach at North Carolina Central University in Durham, NC. I teach Ethics, World Religions, and English. And I am the Director of a religious non-profit, "School of the Pilgrim" (www.schoolofthepilgrim.com), in which I take people on actual pilgrimages to break out of the religion of rush hour in order to find their inner spiritual path. I am also glad to work with and be an advocate with people living with disabilities in faith communities, who teach me more about life in all its wonders and quirks. Enjoy the blog! And for more information about the book ON BEING A GAY PARENT, go to www.onbeingagayparent.com. Email contact: email@example.com, and phone is 919-444-9111