Forcing people labeled as LGBTQ outside of the larger community is just like the treatment of lepers in ancient Israel. You remember those folks: the ones that had to yell “unclean” as they walked along, just so normal people wouldn’t accidentally touch them. The ones that Jesus stopped for, talked to, touched. Oops. Daryl Geffken Put homosexuals behind a fence until they die out? REALLY? http://spokanefavs.com/blogs/daryl-geffken/put-homosexuals-behind-a-fence-until-they-die-out-really
Tracy Simmons is an award winning journalist specializing in religion reporting, digital entrepreneurship and social journalism. In her 15 years on the religion beat, Simmons has tucked a notepad in her pocket and found some of her favorite stories aboard cargo ships in New Jersey, on a police chase in Albuquerque, in dusty Texas church bell towers, on the streets of New York and in tent cities in Haiti.
Simmons has worked as a multimedia journalist for newspapers across New Mexico, Texas and Connecticut. Currently she serves as the executive director of SpokaneFAVS.com, a digital journalism start-up covering religion news and commentary in Spokane, Wash. She is also a Scholarly Assistant Professor at Washington State University.