Author: Erika

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A Bridge to Somewhere: Wrestling With the Policy, One Year Out

November 5, 2015 was a dark mirror of June 8, 1978. The dates, (oddly, both of them were Thursdays), are touchstones for me: I remember where I was each time I heard the news: the disbelief, the need to check in with loved ones, the media coverage. But the similarities end there. To an idealistic…
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It’s a beautiful Sabbath morning: I am in my Sunday best meeting with friends and family who share my faith. We begin with a prayer and sing a beloved hymn. For the next two hours I won’t be in a chapel: today my congregation ­by ­choice is joining the throng in the Utah Pride parade.…
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“Love Never Faileth”

Do you ever read the signs in front of Christian churches as you drive past? You can find hilarious collections of these spiritual messages online. Here are some of my favorites: HONK IF YOU LOVE JESUS, TEXT WHILE DRIVING IF YOU WANT TO MEET HIM. I WAS ADDICTED TO THE HOKEY­POKEY THEN I TURNED MYSELF AROUND…
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