Wednesday, February 25, 2015

First Gay Hug (A Homophobic Experiment) | First Kiss Video

Via Upworthy: When the straight guy says he thinks gay sex is gross, the gay guy's response is hard to argue with.

A group of 15 actors agreed to participate in a short film.

Their role was simple: Meet a gay person...


First Gay Hug (A Homophobic Experiment) | First Kiss Video


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Via Eric Alexander Asks Four Key Questions to Defrocked Pastor Frank Schaefer about LGBTQ’s and the Church


I recently had an opportunity to catch up with Frank Schaefer, who is the prolific United Methodist pastor who was very publicly defrocked (fired and stripped of his credentials) for officiating the wedding ceremony of his gay son.   He has since been “refrocked” and is serving at a UMC in Isla Vista, CA – and he is continuing to speak about what he learned through his experience.  I asked Frank four key questions about what the future might have in store for our LGBTQ brothers and sisters in the Church, and his wisdom and vision were palpable.  We won’t go much into Frank’s back-story here, but you can learn more from his book Defrocked or by watching this video which nicely recaps his experience in three minutes or so. 

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Via Daily Dharma

Why Become Enlightened? | February 25, 2015

Why become enlightened? This is a question I sometimes ask myself. The answer I give is twofold: to make the world a better place and to avoid the pain of clinging to an existence that is unhappy. My belief is that somewhere down the line these two reasons converge: that my own ability to reach peace with myself will benefit the whole world.

- Kate Brandt, "When the World is Perfect"