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Candace Chellew-Hodge
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Author, preacher, religio-political junkie
Author, preacher, religio-political junkie

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My latest blog at Religion Dispatches examines why it's a good thing that the LGBT community is abandoning Christianity.
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From today's blog: "It has taken me a long time to realize that every time I attacked in the way I had been attacked I was not calling upon God’s strength within me — that higher, divine self. Instead, I was drawing on my own weakness, defending my own ego that would rather die than be proven wrong."

 http://spiritualapocalypse.com/?p=104
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A quote from today's blog entry: "Your heart — that divine True Self that is inside us all — cannot tell a lie and within that realm of God we are all innocent, all one, all part of the ocean of the Holy. The True Self is where God resides in each of us. The ego does not want us to go there, because it knows it will no longer have power over us."
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I've got a new blog up at Spiritual Apocalypse. Here is a quote: "If a religious teaching does not lead us to more and more compassion, it cannot be a doctrine from God. Doctrines that keep anyone in shame about who God has created them to be does not have the ability to transform anyone or make anyone more compassionate."
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Whosoever Magazine to fold after 18 years online

In 1996, Whosoever became the world's first online magazine for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Christians. For the past 18 years, the quarterly magazine published inspirational and educational material meant to combat the lie that LGBT people could not also be faithful Christians.

During those years, I received countless emails and correspondence from people whose lives were literally saved by the information shared in the magazine. When I began the magazine, I told God that if just one person's life was changed because of Whosoever, it would have all been worth it. By that measure, Whosoever has been successful beyond my wildest dreams.

Over the past 18 years, however, our movement to help LGBT people reconcile their sexuality or gender identity and their spirituality has grown by leaps and bounds. New players on the scene have taken the original message of Whosoever far and wide, hosting conferences, writing books and making monumental changes in both the church and society at large.

I am proud to have been a pioneer in this movement, but I find it is now time for me to pass the torch to those who are continuing the work begun by Whosoever all those years ago. Much work remains in this movement, but our new crop of leaders are amazingly gifted and will take us further than I ever dreamed possible.

While Whosoever has ceased publication, the archives of the magazine dating back to our founding will remain on our site for now at http://www.whosoever.org.

I invite you to read my reflections on my journey with Whosoever, entitled "The Courage to Be a Whosoever."  http://whosoever.org/blog/the-courage-to-be-a-whosoever/

I also invite you to check out my new blog called "Spiritual Apocalypse" where I will be writing about my new spiritual journey. http://spiritualapocalypse.com/

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to Whosoever over the years. I deeply appreciate all the support I have received. I am deeply grateful that God called me to this work and I am thankful for the continued hard work of all those who have come after me to keep this vital movement going.

Blessings, 
Candace Chellew-Hodge
Founder and Editor of Whosoever Magazine
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I have opened up a new blog called Spiritual Apocalypse. My inaugural blog is entitled Weeding Our Inner Glass Gardens. Check it out here and have a look around the site! Let me know what you think!

 http://spiritualapocalypse.com/?p=46
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The November issue of Whosoever Magazine has been posted featuring a reflection on David Gushee's talk at The Reformation Project conference this past week and an article and podcast with David Hayward about his new book The Art of Coming Out: Cartoons for the LGBTQ Community. Check it out!

 http://www.whosoever.org/blog
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Looking for a safe place to explore your faith and sexual orientation or gender identity? Join the Whosoever Community. You'll get daily inspiration, a supportive community and live events to discuss your spirituality and sexuality or gender identity and learn how to reconcile them and grow your faith even stronger. Check it out!

http://whosoever.org/community/
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Sunday, Nov. 9, is the deadline to sign up to be a beta tester for my Bulletproof Faith e-course. Reserve your spot today!

This six-week course is chock-full of new material not found in the original book to help you learn how to defend your faith, love your enemies and finally make peace with your enemies. I need a group of beta testers to go through the first draft of the e-course. You'll receive both written and audio lessons over six weeks and have a chance to talk with me and ask questions during three live calls.

Reserve your spot by clicking the link below and joining the Whosoever Community for a three-month period for only $15 before Nov. 9. When I release the full, revised version of this e-course it will be priced at over $100, so beta testers are getting the best stuff for an amazing bargain! The course begins on Nov. 10, so sign up today.

http://whosoever.org/community/upcoming-events/
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Meditations are posted daily at The Whosoever Community. Today's meditation is on "flabby faith" and how we can keep our faith in shape by mixing in a healthy dose of doubt. If you enjoy this meditation, please consider joining us in The Whosoever Community. This is a safe and sacred place for LGBT people of faith and their allies to gather in fellowship and spiritual growth.

 http://whosoever.org/community/thursday-meditation-is-your-faith-flabby/
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