Coming Out

I’ve Met God and Don’t Want Him on My License Plate

I’ve Met God and Don’t Want Him on My License Plate

I’ve met god.

Well, not personally. He’s never come over for dinner or stopped by to watch the baseball game, but I’ve met him.

To me, god is not a spiritual being. He’s not some omnipotent force that rules over the land with an iron fist and an (allegedly) warm heart.

I’ve met god through his followers, and often, what I’ve seen has been ugly.

6 Tips for Coming Out as a Nonbeliever

6 Tips for Coming Out as a Nonbeliever

It’s currently pride month, and a quote from Harvey Milk comes to mind. You’ve probably heard this quote before, but it’s worth repeating.

In 1978, the famous LGBT rights advocate said, “Gay brothers and sisters, you must come out. Come out to your parents. I know that it is hard and will hurt them but think about how they will hurt you in the voting booth! Come out to your relatives. Come out to your friends, if they are indeed your friends. Come out to your neighbors, to your fellow workers, to the people who work where you eat and shop. Come out only to the people you know, and who know you, not to anyone else. But once and for all, break down the myths. Destroy the lies and distortions. For your sake. For their sake.”