Why I Stay: “Jesus wants me to stay”

" I stay because, whereas once I was deeply ensconced within the church, I am now on the outside looking in and I am forced to see through my own eyes and experience, in my own flesh, what my LGBTQ brothers and sisters have long seen and experienced because of this institution." Read More

Why I Stay: ‘To Give Peace to Those Full of Self-Hate’

"Someone has to give peace to those who come to the confessional full of self-hate because of their sexual orientation or identity." Read More

Why I Left, Why I Stay: ‘Jesus Had Been In My Heart All Along”

A journey away from the Church, and then back again with renewed and stronger commitment and purpose. Read More

Why I Came, Stayed, Left: Outwardly, Shamelessly Ourselves; Hurt and Betrayal

"We are the change we need in the church, and the first step is being outwardly, shamelessly ourselves." Read More

Why I Stay:  Pushing Back Against Those Who Would Treat Us Like Dogs

"Why does the mercy of God fall so heavily on some while the rest of us crawl in the dust begging for that mercy—begging to be treated like dogs if not human beings? How do you find faith in a God whose disciples would send you away?" Read More

Why We Came. Why We Stay: Identity, Eucharist, and God’s Call

"I stay because I know God loves all, and that he wants us to fight for equality and acceptance." Read More

Why I Returned and Why I Stayed:  Jesus Serves Pasta at the Heavenly Banquet

"The image of a servant Lord bringing my mother plates of steaming pasta and filling glasses of red wine made me smile." Read More