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Aug 7, 2015 SeattleKim commented on Overheard in the Office (When You Share an Office with Dan Savage).
Do the new hires get any kind of a warning about what it is like in that office before they hire on?
Jul 29, 2015 SeattleKim commented on The Hidden Reason Behind Seattle's Skyrocketing Housing Costs.
Parking is so tight now on Cap Hill, that when I go to visit, I have to spend 10 minutes cruising the neighborhood to try and find somewhere to park. Usually blocks away from where I'm visiting. Where is all this supposed "unused" available parking? If streets are jammed with cars, then more parking needs to be added, not taken away.
Jul 27, 2015 SeattleKim commented on I, Anonymous.
If nothing else, the comments section made for fun reading on this one.
Jun 25, 2015 SeattleKim commented on Single Christian Lady Bristol "Screw as I Say, Not as I Screw" Palin Is Pregnant Again.
Obama was a member of a UCC church in Chicago. (United Church of Christ). While each church chooses individually whether or not to be Open and Affirming, the denomination in general is, and is very supportive of the LGBTQ community.

I don't know if his church was ONA, but I do know he has addressed our General Synod, and was supportive at that time. This was before he ran for President. After he announced his candidacy, the GOP tried to strip the tax exempt status of the UCC because they thought his speech was political. Clearly they didn't even bother to actually listen to his speech. And considering how many conservative churches push politics from behind the pulpit, that is pretty ironic.
Jun 25, 2015 SeattleKim commented on My Whole Life I've Been Asked If I'm a Girl or a Boy.
Thank you for this article. It gives voice to many things I have felt, but didn't have words for.

For those of you who didn't get anything out of the article, I have a question. Is it only and all about YOU? It seems as if everything has to fit your worldview or it wasn't worth the space it was given. If anyone got something out of this article, even if it was only the writer, it was worth writing. A little more tolerance of other's needs and differences would be good here. Or do you really need to tear down others in order to build your own self esteem?
Jun 18, 2015 SeattleKim commented on Brian Brown Suggests Terry and I Stole Our Son From His Biological Parents.
Terry is my hero. That is all.
Jun 8, 2015 SeattleKim commented on NYT Writes Up Matthew Vines and His Campaign to Get Evangelicals to Stop Being Such Huge Assholes.
@5, Matthew is not trying to create public policy. He is trying to change church policy. He is trying to create a space for all people to worship as equals. If you don't believe in God, and you don't go to church, this is pretty much irrelevant to your life. But for people who find value in the Bible, this is a very big deal.

If the conservative churches stop seeing homosexuality itself as a sin, and they begin to accept that same sex couples can be accepted according to Biblical beliefs, then they will stop trying to create public policy that harms LGBT people. That will help everyone.

But it all starts by getting them to recognize that the long held interpretation of homosexual relationships as inherently sinful is an incorrect interpretation.
Jun 6, 2015 SeattleKim commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: What Should the Duggars Have Done?.
The thing that nobody seems to be addressing is this: Is Josh Duggar still abusing kids? Did he actually get the help he needed, or are his own children at risk? Is anybody looking at this?
Jun 2, 2015 SeattleKim commented on SL Letter of the Day: A Question about Caitlyn Jenner.
In my more delusional moments, I like to imagine what the world would look like if everyone accepted each other "as is". If we only intervened when people were harming themselves or others. It is a lovely place to visit, but horribly depressing when I have to return to reality.

People, please quit "policing" other people's genitals. Or gender. Or sexual identity. Or style of dress. Well, unless the person is wearing high water jeans with white socks. It is ok to giggle a bit on that one.
May 29, 2015 SeattleKim commented on This Is the Most Ridiculous Letter to the Editor We've Received All Day.
So if Dan takes his shirt off, we should all run away and hide? Good to know.