Sex-Positive Religion (worship; 120212)

Sex-Positive Religion Service celebrated at the First Unitarian Church of Hobart, Indiana, on 12 February 2012


OPENING WORDS Denver Butson was born in Maryland, in 1965; this is his poem, “Tuesday 9:00am”

A man standing at the bus stop reading the newspaper is on fire Flames are peeking out from beneath his collar and cuffs His shoes have begun to melt

The woman next to him wants to mention it to him that he ~read more~

Coming-Out Day (sermon excerpt)

I do not mean to imply that all people who oppose same-sex marriage—or who oppose homosexuality in general—are liars or hateful.  Many of them may be good people, trying to live according to their beliefs.

The ones who are not lying, not deliberately confusing and inflaming things, usually base their beliefs on one of four reasons.  Many people who oppose same-sex marriage cite a biblical injunction against it as the reason for their opposition.  Others ~read more~

passionate about sex ed

Sexuality Education. The UU Salon’s April topic is “what is your great passion?” Specifically, their question is what would prompt you to go to a group of strangers and interrupt their conversation.

I’ve actually done this, in a local restaurant. I heard two mothers voicing their concerns about their teenaged sons, and how they would learn the facts and the responsibilities of adult sexuality.  I waited until they were paying their check, then walked over, gave them my card, ~read more~

sex not dishonorable, but sacred

Brandon Davies has been dismissed from the BYU basketball team–for having sex with his girlfriend.  The Brigham Young University Honor Code includes “live a chaste and virtuous life,” according to an ESPN story.  I do admire BYU for sticking by its code, even though losing a star player may hurt their chances to win the NCAA Tournament (the Cougars are ranked as high as #3 in the country, currently). 

However, I wish their code did ~read more~