The Ventriloquist

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February 2014

The Final Decision

by Avery Thomas Redic, on Cedarville, LGBTQ, February 2014

Throughout the fall semester, SGA was required to meet with Eric Garland, the new SGA advisor, for 30 minutes on a weekly basis. In doing so, Eric and I “hit it off.” He would often tell me, platonically of course, that he loved me, was excited that we were becoming close friends, and often missed me when we were apart. I thought it was important to tell him about my…

Thursday

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February 2014

Fear at Cedarville

by The Ventriloquist, on Cedarville, LGBTQ, February 2014

Medieval author Christine de Pizan had some choice words for the conspiracies of her time—after all, blaming women for corruption in society and oppressing them as a result of such blame did not line up with her own observations of the female “race.” In The Book of the City of Ladies, Pizan argues that “Even if some wicked women have done evil things, it still seems to me that…

Wednesday

24

April 2013

My Struggle

by The Ventriloquist, on LGBTQ, April 2013

Guys. Imagine your daily morning routine, showering in your dorm bathroom. Except, instead of men, all the stalls around you are occupied with girls showering. Imagine the level of temptation you would face, the spiritual battle that would writhe inside of you. This is how I feel every morning. I tried my hardest to focus my mind on school, work, God--anything but the naked girls just inches away from me.…

Tuesday

15

March 2011

Perspectives: I am just a Christian who happens to be gay

by Daniel Sizemore, on March 2011, LGBTQ

The winter of 2004, I was sitting somewhere in the vast Pennsylvania wilderness for my school’s annual “snow camp”—a week where several fundamentalist Baptist schools came together to bring spiritual revival into the lives of their students. This was done by making the teenagers in their charge feel a transitory emotional response to their messages of guilt and fear. The particular session which I found myself in was…

Tuesday

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March 2011

Ricky's Story

by The Ventriloquist, on March 2011, Cedarville, LGBTQ

In 2006, Soulforce Equality Rider Vince Pancucci challenged Cedarville University to ask how her thoughts, words, actions, and biases harm her LGBT brothers and sisters. Pancucci joined Michael “Enku” Ide to illustrate the spiritual violence which well- intended Christians so often inflict on the lives of the LGBT community. Ide explained how hostility and narrow-mindedness drove him away from the Church, and that only the authentic, unconditional love of a…