To make it easier to find out more about what Ken and I discussed during the interview, I've compiled the following links:
Here is the video of my keynote speech at the 2016 GCN (Gay Christian Network) Conference this past January. The video does skip some, so here is the full written transcript to that keynote.
"A Conservative Christian Case for Civil Same-Sex Marriage" -- the controversial article I wrote in 2000.
"Musings on Christianity, Homosexuality and the Bible," the original website I created back in 2000 to reach out to gays and lesbians.
Chronology of events and trial documents relating to the OPC controversy my husband and I were involved in.
Toward the end of the interview Ken asked me if there was anything in my background that shaped me into the type of person that would speak out in the church for the gay and lesbian community. Upon reflection I'm not sure how I managed to overlook one very important factor: being "Japanese American."
So you're a straight Christian who wants to understand better how to relate to someone who is gay? Here are some blog posts to help get you started:
- "How gays and straights talk past each other": Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 -- This short series is a primer to help foster communication across the gay-straight divide.
- "On having gay friends": Part 1 and Part 2 -- Some tips and reflections compiled from what I've learned over the years.
- "Side B, with qualifications" -- Ken and I talked about the Side A/Side B debate among gay Christians. In this post I explain why, as a straight ally, I don't take a hard-line Side B approach in the debate.
- "Surviving ex-gay ministries" -- In 2007 I attended an Ex-Gay Survivor Conference and learned first-hand about the trauma ex-gay ministries have caused people. In this post I attempt to put myself in the shoes of an ex-gay survivor and tell their story.