Posts Tagged ‘common ground’

One of my favorite sources for humor highlighted this topic in the following post.

“Same-sex couples are virtually identical to opposite-sex couples when it comes to age, income, and child rearing according to census data released in the United States. … Just goes to show you, gay people really aren’t all that different from straight people. Except for our extrasensory abilities and ability to wither your crops by blinking, that is.”

Read the entire post here! 😉

So, if this is the case, then why do so many straight people still spend their energies spreading the angst and animosity?


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A while ago I ran across a synchroblog event on the web. The idea alone was cool enough, but this particular event was aimed at bringing together voices who speak out on the common ground between us, it was called: “Bridging the Gap: Conversations on Befriending Our Gay Neighbors.” (Over 50 bloggers simultaneously posted articles on June 24th on the topic of bridging the gap between the church and the gay community.)

bridgebuilder_awardI was moved by what I read, and encouraged by all the various types of individuals out there who shared from their hearts. This impressive coming together of writers and hearts inspired me to create the “bridge builder award.”

The bridge builder award is pretty simple really. Think of a blogger or web writer you know who, in their connections with others, really has a heart for building bridges between all different types of people. Someone who leaves you with a little more hope, humor, humility, happiness.

Are you a bridge builder? Do you know a bridge builder? Nominate them here.

There are two “rules” for this award:

  1. The first rule is to write 3 ways you build bridges between yourself and others.
  2. The second is to nominate 3 of your favorite blogs/writers for this award.

A good blog friend of mine suggested that as an alternate to “rule 1” above: “Perhaps your future awards should be where you provide the three reasons how someone bridges the gap and then the recipients respond to the award and the three reasons you provide.”

I think I will work on writing this up.

If you have been nominated, email me and I will happily send you the code for the badge.

Who are some of the amazing individuals who have already been nominated and awarded as Bridge Builders?

  1. Rebecca and Lorri at Truth and Love After 40
  2. Liz at Grace Rules
  3. Hugh at Meet Adam and Steve
  4. Lindsey at *![emphatic asterisk]
  5. Anita at Grace Unfolding-SisterFriends
  6. Queer Unity at the Queers United Blog
  7. Kathy at The Carnival in my Mind
  8. Phil at PhilShepherd.com
  9. Candace at Bulletproof Faith
  10. Rachel at The Sweet Bi and Bi
  11. Jude at Jaysays
  12. Birdie at Strelitzia Blog
  13. Karen at Pursuing God
  14. Andrew at Love is an Orientation
  15. Jules at The Wonderer

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