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Why Churches Can Be Hell for Autistic People, Part 2 of 2 (My Easter Post)

Happy Easter, or Happy Resurrection Sunday, or if neither of those apply to you, Hi! I won’t be going to Easter service because I was in the emergency room some hours ago, and apparently I have bronchitis. So I will be ushering in the day by watching Easter service on the live stream from my …

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Why Churches Can Be Hell for Autistic People, Part 1 of 2

Churches can be hell for autistic people – unwelcoming, uncomfortable, unpleasant places to be. This may not be happy news, but it many cases it is true. It has certainly been true for me at different times throughout my life – both during the period of life when I wasn’t a Christian and since I …

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And even more hate…let’s fight it with love

After the awful #ChapelHillShooting, a suspiciously timed fire occurred in an Islamic institute in Houston, Texas. And now people are trolling their page making hateful comments. Please see the quote below from Houston minister Lura N. Groen asking for friends to come show them some support. Muslim, Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, agnostic, Atheist, skeptic, etc…all …

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#OurThreeWinners Died Because of Hate

This is going to be a very short post. Not because there isn’t a great deal to say about the three young individuals in Chapel Hill who were senselessly profiled and murdered for their Muslim faith – there is plenty than can be said. It is going to be short because it thoroughly disgusts me …

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Heckling Muslim schoolchildren? Faith is NOT supposed to be synonymous with hate!

I was saddened (and angered) to read this disturbing news: that recently a group of approximately 20 “Christian” Texans called the “Patriot Defense Foundation, Inc” decided to harass another group of Texans who are Muslim.  The Muslim group traveled to the Texas capitol (Austin) for a Texas Muslim Capitol Day legislative advocacy event coordinated by …

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My response to Phil Robertson’s remarks about HIV

(An identical entry is cross-posted on my other blog, Advocacy Without Borders) “Dear Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty, You say that people living with HIV are being “punished by God” for “immoral behavior.” Is that right? You’re not that creative, sir. We’ve heard all of this before, and worse. In fact, I remember the first …

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Where is the faith community in the Ferguson response? (WWJD)

I’m actually not sure what (if anything) the faith community in my city and the faith community as a whole (outside of Missouri) is saying/doing COLLECTIVELY around Ferguson.  Or Eric Garner. Or any of it. I know that I’ve seen people of all races at local rallies (including some individual church groups), and I know …

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A believer’s plea: enough with the hypocrisy

The hubby’s asleep. The kids are asleep. I need to go to sleep too. But before I do, I’m going to make another super long status update/blog post (yay multitasking!) motivated by some things that I have seen lately. I can’t go to bed and not say anything. It just wouldn’t be right. This isn’t …

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