“Selfishly, I’m worried about what will happen if I say out loud that I’m uncomfortable with all this God, if I let my brain run its anxious course. If my atheist, queer, bipolar self comes to choir with me in all its unkempt glory, will I lose my safest place?”
Church leaders wielded the idea of “the will of the Lord” in ways that forced me to surrender power and agency — but when I started reading tarot, I found a new way to move through the world.
I could be anything, my mother taught me. I could be anyone I wanted. Except for being an atheist lesbian — that wasn’t really on the menu.
I wanted to be whole, pure, the person I was supposed to be. I wanted to be good enough that my sexuality wouldn’t matter.
It’s cheesecake holiday time, let’s make some cheesecake.
This vegetarian, kitniyot-free vegetarian chopped liver feels really homey and comfortable and hearty and celebratory. Chag Pesach sameach!
Purim is a party, so let’s make a big batch of rainbow hamantaschen to celebrate!
Demonic witch queens are always queer. Fact.
“Honestly, it’s for younger me who really needed to know that you could be queer and loved by God at the same time.”
“We’re in Lancaster County at Erin’s family’s house, surrounded by plastic Bible quiz trophies adorned with gold crosses and family portraits taken at national parks. My bewildered partner comes to me, face slack, and tells me I need to call my mother.”
Happy Hanukkah! Celebrate the holiday, which starts tonight at sundown, with a recipe for delicious vegan sufganiyot.
Lilith after all has become a sign of every socially unacceptable aspect of women, including and especially our sexuality.
The data from our Lesbian Stereotypes Survey shows LGBTQ women and non-binary people have fled Christianity in droves — we actually have more Pagans than Catholics.
That’s what friendships with queer and trans Christians have taught me: it is blessed indeed to want more, more of everything, more love and more gender and more faith and more life.
The same people who published the unnecessary and homophobic Nashville Statement last year are at it again, this time with the Statement on Social Justice and the Gospel. Here’s a blackout poem that’ll let you know how Christians who don’t have a skewed understanding of our faith feel about social justice and the gospel.
“Boarding school teaches self-possession repeatedly and thoroughly, because it teaches you how to be in control when you’ve made every effort to be out of it.”
Apples! Honey! Vision boards! Fasting! Resolutions! Let’s talk about how we celebrate the Jewish High Holidays.
“I derailed Bible study tonight and Pastor Daniel ended up delivering a lecture about the danger of Britney Spears; specifically, Crossroads. He said she’s scandalous.”
“We took off on our bikes with the intention of shoplifting all the proper ingredients to make homely ham sandwiches.”
Jesus doesn’t have anything to say about gay people, but he has PLENTY to say about the kinds of religious leaders who support a man like Donald Trump.