Parenting – Tagged "Religion" – Love and Pride

Parenting / Religion

3,500 Resign From Mormon Church in Response to Anti-LGBT Family Policies

adfad

By Alex Temblador

This last Saturday, 2,500 people gathered at City Creek Park in Salt Lake City, Utah, to resign from the Mormon Church. This mass resignation event was sparked by the recent policy changes from the Mormon Church that stated that same sex couples do not fit into the Mormon religion and bans adopted or natural children of same sex couples from being baptized in the church.

Numbers...

The Next Family
Read more

My Son Is an Atheist, and I Am Totally Okay With It

By: Shannon Ralph

LucBlog

My 12-year-old son is a self-described atheist…and I am totally okay with it.

This may not seem like the typical American parental reaction. Especially for someone raised smack dab in the heart of the Bible Belt. Honestly, I’m not sure that it would have been my reaction a decade ago, but parenting changes a person. Often in ways both unexpected and illuminating.

I was raised...

S Ralph
Read more

Finding Jewish Heritage As An Adult.

By Carol Rood

Finding religion

I was born Jewish. My father was born Jewish. My mother was born a Southern Baptist but converted to Judaism prior to marrying my father, so I was born Jewish. Being Jewish is passed through the mother not the father. You might wonder why, (as I did), Jewishness is passed through the mother and not the father. Of course until recent scientific advances in the 1980’s and 1990’s one...

Carol Rood
Read more

A Gay Dad Confesses:  I Was Recruited by Evangelical Christians When I Was Nine

071214 good news plain

The headline pissed me off when I read it in my news feed.   “Evangelical Group Plans to Convert Children as Young As Five at Portland Parks”.  As a dad, an interest group, any interest group, going after kids is unacceptable in my book.

As I read the article further, I found out that the evangelical group in question was the Child Evangelism Fellowship’s Good News Club. Suddenly, the brakes came...

Rob Watson
Read more

Challah and Ham: Planning an Interfaith Family

By Stephen and Adam Podowitz-Thomas

As the Easter and Passover seasons are wrapping up in the Podowitz-Thomas household, we’ve been thinking more and more about how we’re going to share our religious traditions with our children. As an interfaith couple, we’ve had to navigate recognition and appreciation of one another’s beliefs throughout our relationship, but when talking about how to raise our...

Stephen Podowitz
Read more

The Search for MY God

I love National Public Radio. Our local station is WHRV, and I listen to it most of the time. I especially love Morning Edition and BBC Newshour. In fact I also love the Cathy Lewis show, and Fresh Air. Okay, I love it all. There have been many times I have sat in my car in the driveway, or in the parking lot at work, and been late just so I can listen to a program. All the while thinking, “just a...

Carol Rood
Read more

Choosing My Religion

By: Selina Boquet

I recently deactivated my Facebook account from my days as a leader in a Spanish speaking church. I had forgotten all about it! I was so eager to get away that this was one of the loose strings left untied. It was strange seeing my old profile again. All of the church people were there with their fake lives and Cheshire grins. It’s funny how I had spent so much time with these...

The Next Family
Read more

Hate Free Zone…

By: Amy Wise


Those of you that know me, know I’m a VERY positive person. Lately, however I’ve been a little disheartened by all the negative stories directed at specific groups or religions. From the minister and church in Kentucky that refused membership to interracial couples, to Lowe’s Home Improvement pulling their ads from All American Muslim, to parents throwing their gay childrenout on the...

Amy Wise
Read more

Where Is My God?

By: Carol Rood

I love National Public Radio. Our local station is WHRV, and I listen to it most of the time. I especially love Morning Edition and BBC Newshour. In fact I also love the Cathy Lewis show, and Fresh Air. Okay, I love it all. There have been many times I have sat in my car in the driveway, or in the parking lot at work, and been late just so I can listen to a program. All the while...

Carol Rood
Read more

Interview With Lesbian Rabbi Denise Eger

By: Brandy Black

Rabbi Denise Egers

With our theme being Religion in the month of April, I made a call to Rabbi Denise Eger whom I saw at the Human Rights Campaign Gala this year.  We were able to talk a bit about how her influence as a lesbian Rabbi has helped the Jewish community and LGBT folks.

Rabbi: I’ve been a rabbi for the gay and lesbian community for almost 25 years in Los Angeles. During that time I’ve...

The Next Family
Read more

I Grew Up Meditating

By: Brandy Black

Lesbian expressing views on religion

When I was 6 months old and living in San Francisco, my parents found their spiritual teacher slapped on a telephone pole on the side of the road. Prem Rawat(Guru Maharaji) had come from India to “speak the truth.” He was 14 years old when he first came to the states to share his knowledge. Supported by a few ‘hippie’ followers, Rawat gained celebrity-style exposure within the...

The Next Family
Read more

A Giant in the Sky

By: Barbara Matousek

Modern family views on religion

“Maybe there is a big giant watching us,” he says as he pops the last of his cupcake into his mouth.

“You think so?” I say, piling the dishes into the sink and wiping the counter in front of him with a damp rag.

“And he’s moving the wind and the clouds so that sometimes it rains and sometimes it doesn’t.”

“Maybe that’s God,” I say.

“What’s God?”

Since before Sam was born I’ve...

The Next Family
Read more
16 results
Left Continue shopping
Your Order

You have no items in your cart