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Monthly Archive: June 2012

Jun 26 2012

Grindr and what old-fashioned queer activists can learn from it

A week ago, I thought Grindr was tedious. In my mind, it belonged with partying gay first years at college, who’d much rather get smashed on vodka than smash the system. I felt above it – but a few days’ use just changed my mind. I went to visit family at the end of May, …

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Jun 01 2012

My sister’s four-year-old, and her Jesus-belief

‘I taught English to a supermarket manager abroad’, says my sister. We’re eating, and each remembering time spent overseas. ‘No you didn’t!’ Her four-year-old sits between us, incredulous. ‘Before I had you’, my sister explains. ‘When I was in your tummy?’ ‘Before that.’ ‘When I was with Jesus?’ An hour or two later, and again …

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Jun 01 2012

Religious sexism from my family’s bookshelves

Today I found a book on my brother-in-law’s shelf, with his name inside the cover: Leadership is Male (a clear, concise look at what the Bible teaches), by J. David Pawson. I’ve just read it, cover to cover. Here, with the author’s original italics and phrases underlined as they were with pencil in the book, …

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