A Letter from Susan

In our post yesterday, we reminded you of our new FreedHearts website. I sure hope you visit us. I wanted to write a personal letter here on our WordPress blog - just to share my heart, my vision and my hope. If you are in the evangelical church, or if you are in the LGBTQ … Continue reading A Letter from Susan

NEW Website, Books and Resources!

We wanted to let you know that all the information about FreedHearts, details of Susan Cottrell's books, other key programs, and all of our resources are now located at our new website! Visit the main Susan Cottrell FreedHearts website at: http://freedhearts.org Email us at freedhearts@gmail.com Our mailing address is: P.O. Box 8161, Austin, TX 78713-8161

Would Jesus Dance at a Gay Wedding?

“Jesus would be the first to toast the happy couple, the first to dance.” Those were my words from a post I did about not missing your gay child's wedding. Then I got an email. I thought it was worth answering for others here on the blog who may have the same questions. The comments from … Continue reading Would Jesus Dance at a Gay Wedding?

Marriage Equality and Prohibition

“The prestige of government has undoubtedly been lowered considerably by the prohibition law. For nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced. It is an open secret that the dangerous increase of crime in the United States is closely connected with … Continue reading Marriage Equality and Prohibition

Marriage Equality – A Lost Opportunity

"The saddest part of disagreements over marriage equality has nothing to do with the legal question but everything to do with Christianity's failure as a whole to lead in the right direction on this issue. Christians are missing a huge opportunity to not only love and encourage our own Christian LGBT friends, neighbors, and family … Continue reading Marriage Equality – A Lost Opportunity

Marriage Equality: Because It’s Right. Because It’s Time.

“Instructions for living a life. Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.” ― Mary Oliver Mary Oliver writes sensitive, life-filled poetry. She challenges and inspires. She is also a lesbian.The friend who introduced me to Mary Oliver's poetry does not condone marriage equality... at least, last time we talked. This friend who finds Oliver's poetry so lovely is prepared to prohibit Oliver from … Continue reading Marriage Equality: Because It’s Right. Because It’s Time.

You Can’t Stop An Avalanche

“I think the church is on the wrong side of the gospel on this, and the wrong side of history. We claim that our purpose is to make disciples of Jesus Christ and therefore to transform the world. I’m saying, `Transform the world'? By excluding a whole group of people? Who are we kidding? That’s … Continue reading You Can’t Stop An Avalanche