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May 1st, 2008

12:46 am - hey everyone!
Im new here, non-gay but totally supportive. I love Jesus, and I wish you all a wonderful day/evening, whatever it is where you are at. I am really unwell with a cold, so sorry for the weirdness of this post, but just wanted to say hi! :) peace to you all.

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April 26th, 2008

07:08 am - A morning's gratitude.
I'm about 90 minutes away from the end of my second 24 on-call in my chaplaincy internship.  It's been largely quiet over night, during the day it was pretty busy.  I still don't sleep "good" while I'm here, and maybe I never will.  But I think that's okay.

This past week, another chaplain did our morning devotional time together.  I <3 her big time.  She gave us a prayer, I adapted it a little, but I think I've left most of the meaning there.

Prayer to the Good God
Sr. Rose Hoover r.c.

Good God,
      We trust in your good will toward us.

Merciful God,
      We return to you, humbly,
      When we are in need.

Loving God,
      We rest in the safety of your arms.

Faithful God,
      We are confident that you
      Will never abandon us.

Tender God,
      We entrust to your our brokenness.

God of Renewal,
      In the midst of death
      We rely on your promise of a new life

God of the Spirit’s Fire,
      We open our hearts freely to you
      That you may purify them
      And lead us into your future.

May which ever form of Divinity that you know be with you.

Salaam, Shalom, puede haber la paz, and Amen
Current Location: the Hospital
Current Mood: Grateful

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August 30th, 2007

11:47 pm - Hey all!

I'm not sure if any of you remember me, but I wrote a few months back.. for what I wrote, read the lj-cut

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Anywho, since then a rough idea of what the site will look like has come about.. however, I still need your help.

I was hoping that some of you might be willing to submit some stuff for the site.. whether that be researched papers concerning any topic of interest related to the site, poems, personal stories or coming out stories.. even pics of you with your significant other or from pride or anything of the sort would be great.

Essentially I want this to be a site where we can feel personally involved and personally effected, while at the same time finding a ground for becoming active in our own communities. The site is to be called "United We Roar!" -- and I hope that the name will embody the truth of all of us. (and not to promote, but I created a community under the same name, as a place to discuss the future of the site among other things).

I hope you all will consider helping.. also if anyone is really good at creating webpages, I could use some help spiffing up the site layout would be awesome. :) Thanks in advance!!


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May 11th, 2007

05:43 pm - Hello
Hi everyone,

                    I just thought I'd introduce myself, I'm Helen, I'm 23, from Liverpool in U.K. yes, think that's all I have to say for now but hello to you all xxx

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May 7th, 2007

10:58 am - Quaker Quest
Quaker Quest - Event Announcement (UK - South West of England)Collapse )

X-posted to quakers
Current Mood: busy
Current Music: Trumpet lessons.

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April 27th, 2007

02:41 pm - Opinions needed!!
I am working on a concept for a website. The idea is that it will be for the promotion of GLBT equality, but I want it to include much more than that. Really what I want to do is include resources about what religion (not just Christianity, but religion in general) says.. show what those out there who are against those of are saying (ie Westboro Baptist Church that formed the godhatesfags.com website or the religious right extremists of other denominations).. and I want to offer the opportunity to do things in the GLBT community to help get things done. I'd also like to keep the everyone informed on current events (good and bad), as well as past events of the last few decades (or even further back), to give perspective to the roots of the movement. I'd like to present all the information I have on the psychological perspective on homosexuality and transgenderism. And I'd like to present the information I have on gender studies.

However, I need your help. I need to know what is relevant to you and what you want to see in a website that you don't already see. I want you to tell me what sorts of things you'd like to see done in your community or things you'd like to do to help out, if you had the right opportunity. I want this to be a website about the people who are concerned. So tell me, what do you want see everyone? Give me any and all opinions and perspectives.. good, bad or indifferent. I don't care if you think that it's a stupid idea or a great idea, I want to hear them all. :)

And don't think you have to be gay to reply! I want all perspectives and ideas! Just message me and let me know.. or if you'd prefer, IM me at Rei13wolf or drop me an email at minako13_wolf@yahoo.com.

Take care all and thanks in advance for your thoughts!


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April 25th, 2007

02:46 pm
From our days in Sunday school, many of us are familiar with the Gospel story where Jesus healed the servant of a Roman centurion. This story is recorded in Matthew 8:5-13 and Luke 7:1-10. In Matthew, we are told that the centurion came to Jesus to plead for the healing of his servant. Jesus said he was willing to come to the centurion’s house, but the centurion said there was no need for Jesus to do so — he believed that if Jesus simply spoke the word, his servant would be healed. Marveling at the man’s faith, Jesus pronounced the servant healed. Luke tells a similar story.

Just another miracle story, right? Not on your life!

In the original language, the importance of this story for gay, lesbian, and bisexual Christians is much clearer. The Greek word used in Matthew’s account to refer to the servant of the centurion is pais. In the language of the time, pais had three possible meanings depending upon the context in which it was used. It could mean “son or boy;” it could mean “servant,” or it could mean a particular type of servant — one who was “his master’s male lover.” (See note 18.) Often these lovers were younger than their masters, even teenagers...

Thus, all the textual and circumstantial evidence in the Gospels points in one direction. For objective observers, the conclusion is inescapable: In this story Jesus healed a man’s male lover. When understood this way, the story takes on a whole new dimension.

from here.
Current Mood: hopefulhopeful

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April 17th, 2007

12:07 pm - new feed: peterson_tscano

I've just added an LJ feed for the one and only peterson_tscano. If you've not read his blog, he's a Queer Quaker Performance Activist who's on the forefront of all sorts of wonderful things at the intersection of gender, identity, and faith.

[cross-posted to quakers and da_lj].

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November 12th, 2006

12:19 pm - So how extreme would you call this?
Sir Elton John wants to ban organised religion

Sir Elton John has said he would like to see all organised religion banned and accused it of trying to "turn hatred towards gay people".

Organised religion lacked compassion and turned people into "hateful lemmings", he told the Observer.

What do you make of that? Personally, I belong to a denomination which is very gay-friendly and actually conducts same-sex weddings (Liberal Judaism), but I will acknowledge that such a stance is rare among organised religions overall, many of which are not only homophobic but terribly sexist. Banning them all is an extreme suggestion, but I have long been uneasy at the way that hatred of queer people and women is justified by being part of a religion.

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August 22nd, 2006

12:06 am - Young, Hip, and Muslim?
Salaam Aleykoom!

I'm a young American Muslim who is sick and tired of only hearing about Islam in headlines. So I've started a new line of clothing and gifts that is geared towards young, modern Muslims who are ready to make their own headlines. Some political, some funny, some religious, and lots of ARABIC! So check it out, please spread the word if you dig it, and check in periodically for new designs.

And if you like it, WEAR IT WITH PRIDE!

American Muslim


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