My Story – Sarah

Last month I began a series where I ask someone else to tell me their story.  I have given little glimpse’s of my own story as part of my essay, which some of you will have read, but I haven’t personally experienced a situation where the Church effectively drives you away — rejecting you for something youContinue reading “My Story – Sarah”

My Story – Don

This is the first of a series where I have asked someone else to tell me their story.  I have given little glimpse’s of my story as part of my essay, which some of you will have read, but I haven’t personally experienced a situation where the Church drives you away, rejecting you for something you canContinue reading “My Story – Don”

Ch.9. – The “Clobber” passages – Genesis and Leviticus.

As promised, we now turn our attention to the passages commonly used to keep the knee on the neck of the LGBTQ+ community.  They have been used to suppress the community for the last fifty/sixty years, or so, and tend to get referred to as the “Clobber passages”, because Christians have used them in aContinue reading “Ch.9. – The “Clobber” passages – Genesis and Leviticus.”

Ch.5. – Transgender/Transsexual Issues and Intersex

This post probably covers the subject that will cause folks the most ire and has been the most difficult to write – and how do you find an image that doesn’t cause upset?!  There are so many rabbit-holes to fall down, and every likelihood I can offend every reader with something I say! People seemContinue reading “Ch.5. – Transgender/Transsexual Issues and Intersex”

Ch. 4. – The Responses of Church and Society to Sexuality

Why these pictures? Read on! How do the Church and society respond to issues of Sexuality?  In some senses it’s an issue or question that’s very easy to answer.  Poorly – in my view, but if I asked for a show of hands, how many of you think the church treats sexuality issues well?  ConsiderContinue reading “Ch. 4. – The Responses of Church and Society to Sexuality”

Ch.1 – The Beginning!

First of all I would recommend you read the About me page as this will explain why I’m writing and give some of my personal background by way of context. A few years ago I started writing an essay to work through my understanding of what the Bible says about those who are in theContinue reading “Ch.1 – The Beginning!”