Testimony against HB 500 (which would discriminate against transgender kids in athletics)

This is what I said this morning in committee. After hearing considerable testimony against this bill, the committee voted along party lines to send it to the House. My name is Marci Glass, and I am the pastor of Southminster Presbyterian Church on the Boise bench. I am here to urge you to vote against…

Star Word: Beloved

This weekend in worship, we will be drawing our new star words on Epiphany. You can read more about star words here. This past year’s word has been beloved. It is a lovely word. In truth, it is the sermon I preach again and again and again. We are God’s beloved children. So are the…

Stop the Bans

Georgia, Ohio, Missouri, Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi have recently enacted draconian legislation, intended to remove a woman’s right to make her own best decision about her healthcare choices. These bills seek to make abortion illegal, and in many cases, seek to make abortion a felony, intending to imprison women who choose or need to seek…

Making Mistakes

Who is allowed to make mistakes? Last night’s Game of Thrones episode had a glaring mistake. Someone had left a Starbucks coffee cup on a table in Winterfell.  And some people were incensed about it. I’ll let you find those comments in your own Facebook feeds and online venues. Heads on spikes! Would it be…

Auditioning for Roles

I’ve been thinking about my birth mother lately. Maybe because thinking is all I really can do. She doesn’t want to be in a relationship with me, and even if she did, she’s not in very good health. Maybe I’ve been thinking about her because her 91st birthday is around the corner. My birth mother…