Jan 14, 2013
commented on Mars Hill Church Not Actually Volunteering with Lifelong AIDS Alliance
I'm no Mars Hill apologist, but to be fair, in my experience, Mars Hill members aren't all as bad as their pastor makes them seem like they would be. I worked at an AIDS organization that used volunteers affiliated explicitly with Mars Hill working closely with actual clients. As far as I know there were never any issues, although their volunteers didn't tend to last long. And for a lot of conservative religious people, actually getting to know the people they dehumanize/fear can be transformative. I'm definitely in favor of Mars Hill members getting a bit of first hand education. Lifelong seems like they'll have good boundaries around bad behavior.
Jan 10, 2013
commented on So Blurb Me Maybe?
"I know we've had our differences in the past, but I have to admit that Savage's chapter on BDSM was genuinely insightful."
Pope Benedict XVI