An evening with Michelle

November 27th, 2018|

by Rev. Irene Monroe

Her message of self-empowerment to women—young and old—spoke a truth across generations, centering it as the theme […]

Thanksgiving: The original hate crime

November 21st, 2018|

By Rev. Irene Monroe

America’s legacy of hate crimes today is the consequence since the genocide of Native Americans.

Thanksgiving is an […]

A Queer Look at Jonestown at 40

November 19th, 2018|

By Rev. Irene Monroe

With forty years since the Jonestown massacre, a more disturbing image of the Revered Jim Jones’s treatment […]

God’s trans-affirming vote on Question 3

November 14th, 2018|

Jim Crow America restrooms were a hot-button issue, as today, and a battleground for equal treatment.

Across the country, there […]

The Matthew Shepard murder revisited

October 10th, 2018|

According to Jimenez, Shepard’s murderers were not strangers—one is a bisexual crystal meth addict who not only knew Matthew, but […]

Why can’t puppets Bert and Ernie be gay?

September 21st, 2018|

Is it possible that my “gaydar” is off about Sesame Street? Perhaps. But hasn’t it over the years, in a […]

Is the Catholic Church unsalvageable?

September 4th, 2018|

Francis’s church has done nothing to earn forgiveness.

Catholic Bay Staters highly respect Cardinal Sean O’Malley. He’s viewed by many as […]

That n-word, again

July 15th, 2018|

by Rev. Irene Monroe

Our use of the n-word speaks less about our rights to free speech and more about how […]

Concerns about the afterlife in this life with Trump

July 11th, 2018|

by Rev. Irene Monroe

The belief in an afterlife can create complacency and indifference to present social justice issues and past […]

One of MLK’s Dreams Was an End to Gun Violence

April 4th, 2018|

Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Guns are going to be the death of this country.” Will we […]