Today I watched the video of the most recent Sunday service at my old church, in which the senior pastor begins by discussing the massacre of LGBT clubgoers in Orlando. I wrote a long series of tweets about this, but I have more to add, and I want to collect my thoughts into something more coherent. I… Read More Always Them, Never Us: Parsing the Evangelical Response to Pulse
Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr., President of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and professional dehumanizer of LGBTQ people, does not approve of my parenting. That’s not hyperbole — Albert Mohler is so concerned about Target’s removal of gender signs in their toy and bedding departments that he took to his podcast yesterday morning to criticize me,… Read More It’s not a mothering problem, Albert Mohler.
Last night I wrote and wrote because I was angry. This morning I woke up, and I packed the kids off to school and got a shower and drank some coffee, and I am still angry. Listen. My relationship with both evangelicalism and my old church is like a relationship with an ex who shares… Read More The morning after
This is the blog post you write because you’re angry. This is the blog post you write because you’re angry at men. And you’re angry at evangelicalism. And especially you’re angry at white, American, evangelical men. You’re angry because today, two days after they announced plans to begin hiring gay, lesbian, and bisexual people (I… Read More Mostly I am yelling.
My classes start back up tomorrow. This will be, I hope, my penultimate semester towards my bachelor’s degree in English (with minors in creative writing and film & pop culture, as if that will make my degree more marketable), and my course load is increasing, so I doubt I’ll have much time for blog-writing, alas.… Read More End-of-Summer Housekeeping
I’ve been wrestling with this now for so many months, the wilderness-feeling, the loneliness-feeling. The not-fitting feeling. This is me, leaving my church.* All the language I have to describe what’s happening sounds more fitted for divorce than for church. My church isn’t wrong or bad, but it’s just not right for me anymore. We’ve… Read More Breaking up
Content note: ableist language. Recently I heard a pastor give a sermon about (among other things) what it means to be “made in the image of God” and how one of the ways that manifests is in the movement of our bodies. “The fact that I can walk across this stage,” he said as he… Read More Humility and the Privileged Church