Tagged with religion

Adoption Creed

I grew up Catholic. I went to Catholic school for eight long years. One of the prayers we had to memorize, was the Apostles’ Creed. It goes like this: I believe in God the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the … Continue reading

Jesus and Food Stamps

A Facebook friend and fellow ACA II mom posted this on Facebook:     Several people, including two from ACA II, “liked” the post. I couldn’t resist. I posted, “Just so you know, my family was on food stamps last year.” with a link to my blog post. Here’s what followed: JZ: I know a lot … Continue reading

Why We Don’t Go to (a Black) Church: Part Three

Two days ago, I discussed my beliefs. Yesterday, I discussed my experiences. Today, I’ll finish explaining the church situation. In looking for a church, I’ve found that most “Christian” churches exclude homosexuals. Many churches interpret the Bible literally. As I previously discussed, I don’t believe that Jesus would exclude homosexuals and I don’t believe that … Continue reading

Why We Don’t Go to (a Black) Church: Part One

Every so often, the adoption community has a hissy fit about diversity. It seems that two groups – the “love is enough” group and the “love isn’t enough” group – cause a big brouhaha. Inevitably, those new to transracial adoption will ask, “How do I ensure more diversity for my kids?” The number one answer … Continue reading

Birth Verse

(originally published on LiveJournal) So, I’m avoiding answering the email messages from people about my mom by cleaning out all of the not-really-email email. My cousin sent me a link to BirthVerse. Mine is: 1 Corinthians 9:26 NIV Therefore I do not run like a man running aimlessly; I do not fight like a man … Continue reading

More Thoughts on Gay Marriage

(originally published on LiveJournal) One of my aunts sent me another email message today, saying that I got it wrong, because God is right, so she is right. She went on to use scripture to condemn homosexuality, and completely ignored the facts that I sent to refute her claims. So, I went blunt with: Jesus … Continue reading