Talking Dog is one of my other blogs, hopefully a good resource for gay Christians. There are a lot of good gay christian websites out there, and so I decided merely to become a portal so that you could find resources. Mostly I wanted to provide all the information that anyone might need to investigate the whole issue for themselves. Debates swirl about and people need to know the truth. It was websites like the one I created that helped me when I needed information. I needed resources. I couldn’t ask anyone out loud about them, and I didn’t know a gay Christian.
Many of you might recognize the Talking Dog in my title–it comes from “Believing in the Dog” which was the short story that I entered into PSAC’s Anti-Homophobia Week’s contest over two years ago. In the story, I had a man go out into the woods in January at night to kill himself–just sit out under a tree and freeze. There was a talking dog in there–and as the author, I knew I couldn’t save the man’s life without making the black lab into a talking dog. That I had to bend reality into fantasy to save the character. I had wished that there were more talking dogs in the world–or that we would become the talking dogs in someone’s life. The story won the contest, and Darrell Hookey, always encouraging me forward, helped me (i.e. pulled me off the floor crying) when it came time to print my name beside it in What’s Up Yukon.
It’s my way of giving back to the community what it gave me. Maybe there’s someone else out there who’s questioning their faith and their sexuality. Who knows? They might just need a Talking Dog.
For more on the blog, I have this page.