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Greater NW Pride: They'll Know We Are Christians By Our Love

Brett Webb-Mitchell

7/30/2020

They’ll Know We Are Christians By Our Love   One of my favorite storytellers is the Seattle-based sex-columnist Dan Savage, with his Savage Lovecolumn that appears in various free weekly publications, like the Portland Mercury. In an interview on the website salon.com, Amanda Marcotte talked with Dan Savage about the power of stories in an article, "Dan Savage Knows a Great Sex Story When He Hears It."  Savage told her that “people like to hear other people’s stories. Particularly other ...


Inspiring Generosity

Cesie Delve Scheuermann

7/29/2020

Giving USA 2020: What You Need to Know


Inspiring Generosity

Cesie Delve Scheuermann

7/22/2020

"Love is the Better Way"


Inspiring Generosity

Cesie Delve Scheuermann

7/15/2020

3 Ways to Give Your Pastor Permission to Talk about Money


Greater NW Pride: Happy Non-Binary Gender People Day!

Brett Webb-Mitchell

7/15/2020

Happy Non-Binary Gender People Day! Actually, Non-Binary Gender People Day was yesterday, July 14, 2020, which is the day I began working on this blog posting. Like so many other birthdays and anniversaries in life, I am belated in this celebration. Nevertheless: Happy Non-Binary Gender People Day! In a world of binary (false) choices—male and female, Republicans and Democrats, pink or blue, us and them—breaking through the façade that there are only two choices, there are those who are ...


Greater NW Pride: Hate Crimes, LGBTQ2S+* People, and the Church

Brett Webb-Mitchell

7/7/2020

Hate Crimes, LGBTQ2S+* People, and the Church   On June 29, 2020, Christian Council, an Oklahoma City realtor, was beaten up and left unconscious by two people, Amery Dickerson and Bennett Stone, who used anti-gay slurs as they hit him in the head.   I have seen pictures of Christian’s beaten face on several of the LGBTQ+ sites that I go to daily, e.g., Towleroad.com, Queerty.com, and Advocate.com.   Christian and a friend arrived at his home in an apartment complex. As they tried to park the...


Inspiring Generosity

Cesie Delve Scheuermann

7/1/2020

Steal this Letter!


Greater NW Pride: Pride Month Moments: Marriage Equality Anniversary

Brett Webb-Mitchell

6/28/2020

Pride Month Moments: Marriage Equality 5th Anniversary!   I begin with a note of personal privilege: Christian and I are getting ready to get married in the summer of 2021.    We figured out the place we plan to get married in Portland. It will be an outdoor, garden wedding, so probably July. We are praying to God that the pandemic will be over by then.   The two witnesses have said yes, along with an officiant or two. A list of who we would like to invite grows daily. There’s family, and ...


Inspiring Generosity

Cesie Delve Scheuermann

6/24/2020

4 Words to Guide You: "Just Sit with It"


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