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  1. JOhn 1:1-14 is a beautiful passage indeed! It expresses the reason for Jesus’ birth and life on Earth. Christmas is a time for me personally to celebrate the reconciliation of my faith with my sexuality nearly 3 years ago and the peace that it has brought me as I have reconnected with God and my faith, become a better person, a stronger Christian and a happier and more fulfilled gay man.

    Comment by Eddie — December 25, 2010 @ 12:20 pm - December 25, 2010

  2. Merry Christmas!

    Comment by nomobama — December 25, 2010 @ 2:26 pm - December 25, 2010

  3. Merry Christmas, peace on earth and good will to those of whom God approves.

    Comment by Seane-Anna — December 25, 2010 @ 8:06 pm - December 25, 2010

  4. lovely story about St NICK. . .

    Miracle on 22nd Street
    Two New York City men feel a tremendous responsibility to respond properly when they mysteriously receive hundreds of letters addressed to Santa Claus at their Chelsea apartment.

    http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/12/24/did-he-leave-a-forwarding-address-yes-the-north-pole/?src=twrhp

    Comment by rusty — December 25, 2010 @ 10:29 pm - December 25, 2010

  5. and some more about the Miracle on 22nd Street

    http://queernewyorkblog.blogspot.com/2010/12/miracle-on-22nd-street-qny-interview.html

    Comment by rusty — December 25, 2010 @ 10:32 pm - December 25, 2010

  6. Hi I’ve been following you guys for a little bit now and was just looking for the right spot to give my first response here and Bruce set it up. Thank God for sending Jesus here to this earth, who came, taught and left words that brought light that still opens the eyes of so many people today 2000 years. It’s because of the light that he left in his word that I that I too am now at peace with him, at peace with his word, and with myself as a gay man when so many in our community still believe God and the bible stands against them. I did at one time and It was a huge issue for the larger part of my life because of the things taught “in the church”, but because of the things He himself came and taught “in His word” that one issue for me is finally gone and resolved forever and I now live everyday in peace. Happy birthday Jesus and thank you for coming and most of all thank you for leaving your word. Merry Christmas to all who celebrate the birth of Christ and to those who don’t …Happy Holidays.May 2011 be a prosperous year for our country and a year that conservatives have opportunity to blow their trumpets louder than ever before regarding the standards reflected in Gods word.

    Comment by Karl — December 26, 2010 @ 5:34 am - December 26, 2010

  7. Merry Christmas to all, and to all a healthy and prosperous 2011!

    Regards,
    Peter H.

    Comment by Peter Hughes — December 26, 2010 @ 12:24 pm - December 26, 2010

  8. Merry Christmas, as a Jew in America, it’s a pleasure to be included as a guest. Last night a bunch of Jewish friends having dinner, going out to see the local magic Christmas Carol truck and dancing elves. Then on to hear a friend sing in a beautiful choir at a packed midnight Mass. Today will be a guest at a Christmas dinner. Life is great.

    Comment by Leah — December 25, 2012 @ 11:33 am - December 25, 2012

  9. Merry christmas. :)

    Comment by Richard Bell — December 25, 2012 @ 12:32 pm - December 25, 2012

  10. Merry Christmas from the Hermitage.

    Comment by The_Livewire — December 25, 2012 @ 3:06 pm - December 25, 2012

  11. May everyone have a beautiful and blessed Christmas!

    Comment by NOT a Liberal Mom — December 25, 2012 @ 4:25 pm - December 25, 2012

  12. Merry Christmas to you, Bruce, and, may I wish you a (slightly premature) Happy New Year and all the best for 2013!

    Comment by Guy Jones — December 25, 2012 @ 4:58 pm - December 25, 2012

  13. [Amen]

    Comment by Passing By — December 25, 2012 @ 5:09 pm - December 25, 2012

  14. Merry Christmas, Patriots!

    Comment by Annie — December 25, 2012 @ 8:56 pm - December 25, 2012

  15. Your 2012 scriptures for Jesus’ birth were AWESOME, Bruce. Over 2 months of political Tweets, Blogs, & Facebook Friends, and I didn’t know you were a Christian. THANK YOU for sharing, and I am looking forward to supporting Gay Patriot as the years go by. In Christian Love, Haven

    Comment by Haven — December 26, 2012 @ 7:39 am - December 26, 2012

  16. I am so happy I found your site several months ago. I appreciate the work y’all do and the insightful comments, too. I wish y’all the very best and a Happy New Year!

    Comment by Stacy — December 26, 2012 @ 5:10 pm - December 26, 2012

  17. A belated Merry Christmas to all. A little late to the discussion, but was prompted by John 1:1 which is one of my favorite verses, too.

    Bruce, you might be interested to know that in the original Greek text of John the word which appears is “Logos” (translated into “Verbum,” in the Latin vulgate, “Word” in English). The Greek “Logos” refers not simply to “word” but to the rational controlling principle of the universe. This is a much more profound meaning of the text than simply “word,” and also imbues the term “Verbum” (“Word” used as a cognate) with a deeper meaning than just a means of communication (as in, “keeping one’s word” with “word” being a rational guiding principle and point of honor).

    Also, you might look up Matthew 9:13, too. A different topic, but I think just as profoundly meaningful.

    Comment by T — December 27, 2012 @ 11:56 pm - December 27, 2012

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