Volume 3: Issue 5
Table Of Contents
Cover Story: Faith:
I often shake my fist at God for God's little pranks on me. I know they are not malicious and often help me in the end, but the irony sometimes is just too rich.
If I have a walking faith, it must be that describing my faith is not just describing what I "believe," but rather, describing how my faith
impacts me, and what I do in the world as a response to that faith.
We are condemned by many within religious circles as willful
sinners, those who choose to defy God by substituting "unnatural" for
"natural" sexual practices. To these people we are an abomination,
those upon whom God's back has been turned. Unless and until our faith
has grown strong enough to provide us with a life-raft in the midst of
this whirling torrent of verbal abuse and rejection, we will not survive
spiritually, emotionally or physically.
Faith is sort of like riding a roller
coaster in the dark at times in that it is a knowing that everything will be
okay and we will survive but sometimes we cannot always see exactly where it
is taking us; and real faith is knowing the miracle (or positive resolution)
has already been arranged.
It is important to realize how the faith of many homosexuals has been
destroyed by the indoctrination of the Church and by society. The Church
has been instrumental in stealing Jesus from us.
How many of us truly feel that God's love is evident in our lives? God's perfect love for us is displayed in Christ's life on earth. Can we truly claim that love though? Do we even feel worthy of it? I think, for many of us, the answer is no.
Since I first became aware of sexual
feelings, I have always been attracted to others of my own gender. But of
course my Christian beliefs did not allow for that, and so I was faced with
an awful, unending conflict.
Anne tried all sorts of ways to get to God. She tried a bus. She
tried an airplane. She tried backpacking. She wished she had a
transporter and could beam herself directly to God. She tried sailing,
even though she knew that sailboats made her seasick. She tried
None of it seemed to be working. She was getting worn out and
A Simple Faith
Nichole Letitia Byrom
I've always maintained that I have the simple faith of a child, in that
I don't need physical proof in the existence of my Lord and Savior, and I
don't need someone to throw a Bible in my face and tell me that it is written,
so let it be done. I just simply believe ...
--By: Jonathan Gardner
Katherine Unthank wants to apologize. She's sorry for saying "you can't be gay and Christian."
Creech is under no illusions that change will happen overnight. Instead, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered persons should prepare themselves for a long struggle and take a long view of history.
Readers sound off on what they like and dislike about Whosoever.
From The Pulpit:
Jesus had great faith in Peter.
Peter saw with eyes of faith. Obsessive faith. Passionate faith. Reckless faith. From time to time, he understood what Jesus was teaching him and showing him. He saw it so clearly sometimes. He got it!
--By: Rev. Michael S. Piazza
Faith is incredibly
powerful. It can release the very power of life, the power of God, in
our lives. Or it can empower the Thief of life.
Bible Study and Inspiration:
Jesus asked that we love one another as he loved us - outrageously.
[Jesus] in fact is speaking to each and everyone of us.
He is in fact
telling all those people (us), that we are the salt of the earth, we are the
light of the world!
We are right there for all to see. We are all there to experience a new day
a new message.
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