Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter! Allelujah!

Here's the hope:

New life, resurrected life, hoping in life.


"First, you need to know he's a gay parent."

I found out from my Executive Presbyter in the PCUSA/New Hope Presbytery that every time she's asked about my viability for being an interim pastor, she tels them< "First you need to know he's a gay parent."


She doesn't tell them that I'm a great pastor, fabulous preacher, smashing educator. She tells them a "gay parent."



This is the world in which I live.

It's gotta change.


Saturday, April 23, 2011

Quietly Dad

Dealing with the ups and downs of fatherhood...nothing new or rip snortin' interesting.


Friday, April 15, 2011

Delaware: Here Comes the...Well, Civil Union Other

Delaware is closer today to equal rights to marriage.

Wedding bells? Not. I'm aware that this is a psychological hurtle, this naming of "marriage" with LGBTQ. So we're "up to" civil unions.

Let's go marriage!

Go all the way!


Wednesday, April 13, 2011

PCUSA: 8 Votes Short of Amending Constitution so that ALL who are called may be ordained

8 votes!

Never been this close.

And over 30 Presbyteries left to vote.

8 and counting...


Sunday, April 10, 2011

Congrats Paul and Derek!

From, a happy wedding celebration:

Derek Allen Brown and Paul Kang Yoo Kim were married Saturday morning at Meridian Hill Park in Washington. Hayden E. Windrow, a Universal Life minister, officiated.

Mr. Brown, 40, is a freelance travel photographer in Washington whose work has appeared in magazines and guidebooks. He graduated from New Mexico State University.

He is a son of Marcia A. Chambers of Pittsburg, Tex., and Frederick H. Brown of El Paso, Tex.

Mr. Kim, 33, has been a lawyer at the United States Agency for International Development in Washington. In the fall, he is to be posted to Islamabad, Pakistan, where he is to become a regional legal adviser for the agency. He graduated summa cum laude from Columbia and received a law degree from Yale.

He is a son of Amanda Ahn and Dong Ok Kim, both of Seoul, South Korea.

Mazel Tov!


Thursday, April 7, 2011

Arkansas Highest Court Does the Right Thing

Arkansas Supreme Court reversed a voted-on measure that outlaws LGBTQ couples from adopting kids today: Arkansas' high court struck has struck down the state's law barring same-sex couples from adopting on Thursday. In an opinion published without dissent, the court argued that the law violated individuals' right to privacy. Supporters of the law are expected to fight the ruling. Arkansas voters approved Act 1 as a ballot measure in 2008. It prohibits unmarried couples who live together from adopting children, in effect shutting out gay and lesbian couples, who are not allowed to marry in the state. "Act 1 directly and substantially burdens the privacy rights of 'opposite-sex and same-sex individuals' who engage in private, consensual sexual conduct in the bedroom by foreclosing their eligibility to foster or adopt children, should they choose to cohabit with their sexual partner," concluded the court in the ruling embedded below. "The pressure on such couples to live apart, should they wish to foster or adopt children, is clearly significant." Let's hear it for sanity today in a world that is increasingly on the edge of insanity! B

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Status Update: Busy Weekend

Sat., April 2nd, was a busy day. I was a speaker on issues regarding LGBTQ on religious issues, in which I was the panelist representing the Church. Thankfully (or not), they had deconstructed the Bible only an hour earlier in another panel presentation. There was also a rep. from Judaism, Wiccan, Hinduism, and Islam.

Then I went to a viewing of "Gen Silent" by Stu Maddux, a moving film that focused on the lives of our elders who are LGBTQ struggling with the realities of the modern society in which we live. Excellent film!

More to come!