Here is this week’s list of articles, interviews, videos and other tidbits from my favourite corners of the web.
As H.I.V. Babies Come of Age, Problems Linger. I have a distant relative who has been living with HIV/AIDS for close to 20 years. I had no idea, though, that people who are born with it often have developmental problems related to the disease and the medications they take to stay alive.
My Secret Self . This special about the lives of three transgendered kids immediately captured my attention. One of the kids profiled began correcting her parents when they referred to her as a boy as soon as she was old enough to talk. The most incredible part of this series, though, is the unconditional love these parents have for their kids. It makes me wish I could share my family with all of the people I’ve known who have been rejected by their families for various reasons. Part two, three, four, five.
God Loves Jay Bakker via Godspam. This is a NY Times interview with my favourite preacher’s kid of all time, Jay Bakker (son of Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker). The description of his church almost made me want to visit it. He sounds like someone who genuinely respects and listens to other points of view. We would have much to talk about. From the article:
It’s hard not to respect someone who won’t abandon the church even as it tries to abandon him, and who aggressively searches for truth without claiming that he owns it.
This Call Has Been Terminated. One of the funniest things I’ve read in quite a while. If only playing into someone else’s delusion (or deep misunderstanding?) was actually a helpful thing to do in these cases.
What have you been reading?