For All

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men* are created equal…”

*originally denoted white, male, landowners.

The Land of the Free learned over time that “all men” was more than white, male, landowners. “all men” has grown more inclusive. But, we won’t be the land of the free until “all men” is “all people.”


People of Color.





The question: “But what can *I* do?”

The answer: join the struggle with tangible action.

Call your representatives and demand that gender identity and sexual orientation become protected classes. Or write a letter.

Don’t sit silent when racist or homophobic speech is shared in white or hetero spaces.

Support efforts to reform the criminal justice system and add accountability for police brutality.

You can start, today, ensuring that America behaves as if the Declaration of Independence means what is says: “…Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness” for ALL.

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I'm spent. I haven't been this tired in a long time. There's no doubt that I'm doing too much these days, and that it isn't sustainable. I work full time in advertising, host six podcasts a month, write four blog posts a month, I'm writing a book, and I travel a lot to speak at events. Something's got to give at some point, but I've just been accepting that this is a season where I have to work a lot.

Yesterday, I saw why the work is worth it when we released Episode 20 - LGBTQ of The Liturgists Podcast. It's the best work I've ever been a part of.

It's the first time we've done multiple conversations in a single episode. It's the first time we've had more than 100,000 listeners in a day. It's a high-water mark for production values. But, most important is the way we handled a charged, difficult topic.

And most remarkable is the response. We've seen genuinely civil, productive dialog between people who disagree about a vital issue facing the church. That really gives me hope.

If you have't heard it yet (and it's two hours long), I encourage you to set aside some time and hear a variety of stories and perspectives on LGBTQ people in the church.