I used to think I was the only LGBT person in my family — at least, in recent memory. When I found out that I was wrong, I was both reassured and afraid.
As Spring Break approached, I got more and more nervous. I was plagued by the irrational(?) fear that, regardless of how my family reacted, having told them the truth, I would be unable to live in that truth. To really be myself. I had so many years of practice at not doing that.
We're inspired by the Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III's faith-based support of marriage equality and the dignity of all people.
My Catholic faith and my experience of family have taught me that God has more than enough love to go around for everyone, gay or straight.
I was more upset than I expected to be about the passage of Amendment One in North Carolina on Tuesday. I know it was expected to happen, and I wasn’t surprised, but nonetheless I felt it very deeply.
As it happens, I had come out to my family once before, many years ago. As an atheist.
I grew up among an unspecified, non-denominational Christianity. While regular attendance at church wasn’t on the menu, many other manifestations of belief were. Bibles were read, crosses were worn, God was regularly invoked and beseeched, and if someone was making a difficult decision, He would often directly tell them what to do.
Auburn Seminary was proud to join a coalition of religious women's organizations in congratulating Catholic nuns on their inspiring work to feed the hungry, cloth the poor, and advocate for the least among us, despite recent attacks on their views.