Monday, February 11, 2019

Ellen Page Tweets Again on Chris Pratt's Allegedly Anti-Gay Church; Gay Couple Married on their 50th Anniversary of First Meeting; Blissfully Yours by Ryan Field

Ellen Page Tweets Again on Chris Pratt's Allegedly Anti-Gay Church

I'm glad Ellen Page is speaking up about this. Here's what she tweeted about Chris Pratt and his church. It sounds as if she's simply asking for full disclosure from everyone, so we know.

If you are a famous actor and you belong to an organization that hates a certain group of people, don’t be surprised if someone simply wonders why it’s not addressed. Being anti LGBTQ is wrong, there aren’t two sides. The damage it causes is severe. Full stop. Sending love to all

Here's the link.

And for the record I didn't just take Ellen Page's word for all this. I found this article about Chris Pratt's church.

Throughout its run, the church has been criticized for its views on gay people, which Lentz addressed in a 2015 interview with GQ, saying he believes homosexuality is a sin and that he would never allow an openly gay person to hold a leadership position in his church.

 You can read the whole story here. 

With that said, Chris Pratt issued a response today. He claims his church is not anti-gay, but he gives no details. And he doesn't bother to address statements like this.  

Hillsong's Senior Pastor, Brian Houston, said in 2015 ... "We do not affirm a gay lifestyle and because of this we do not knowingly have actively gay people in positions of leadership, either paid or unpaid."

Here's the link to this one.  As far as I know, I believe all these links are valid and from reputable sources. 

And, if all this information isn't enough. Here's another article that examines Hillsong church in detail.  

 “Hillsong Church welcomes ALL people but does not affirm all lifestyles."

I just wanted to share all these articles and sources. If you do a simple search, you'll find even more.



Gay Couple Married on their 50th Anniversary of First Meeting

One of the more interesting things about gay couples is that because we were not allowed to legally marry we all chose when to celebrate our anniversaries on our terms. In my case, with Tony, we chose to celebrate on the day we met, just like the couple in this article. I know other gay couples who chose to celebrate on the day they first made love. And I even know couples who chose to celebrate their anniversaries on the day they moved in together. We, gay couples, didn't have the privilege of legal marriage so we made our own rules, out of necessity, and they worked. However, it's still nice to read things like this. It never gets tired.

Australian former High Court judge Michael Kirby married his partner of 50 years, Johan van Vloten, on Monday (10 February).
The pair tied the knot 50 years to the day after they first met at legendary gay venue the Rex Hotel in Sydney in 1969.
Here's the rest of the article. There's a photo, too. 

Blissfully Yours
by
Ryan Field

In Paperback or E-book


Blissfully Yours by [Field, Ryan]


Earl Bradshaw's first impression of his gay son's fiance leaves Earl wondering where he went wrong. The fiance, Gabriel, is pushy, scruffy, overbearing, and he refers to Earl as "dad" without even asking for permission. Earl has a feeling deep in his gut that Gabriel is lying about something. So when the entire family travels to Palm Springs for Thanksgiving, Earl makes a point of finding out what Gabriel is hiding.

Abby Bradshaw, Earl's wife, instantly falls in love with Gabriel's charm and sexy good looks, and she starts treating him as if he's her own son. Abby not only wants to support her gay son's marriage, but she genuinely adores her future son-in-law in spite of Earl's suspicions.


Baldwin Bradshaw, Earl and Abby's gay son, is so blissfully in love with Gabriel he can't see any of his flaws. The only thing Baldwin wants to do is introduce his family to the man he loves and live happily ever after.


But nothing in life is ever perfect, and Baldwin soon finds out that his happily ever after dream might not come true after all. And when a few of these realities finally sink in, nothing about Baldwin's future is secure. The only thing that can save Baldwin and Gabriel is love through strength, and it's not going to happen without a few tears along the way.






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