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The resulting pain was described as an aid to helping me cope with emotions/thoughts/feelings. Essentially, to remind myself that a life of homosexuality was a life full of pain and suffering and that I had a choice in the matter.
I wish Methodists well and hope they will study the entire Bible, not just selected verses that damn so very many good Christians.
What the Discipline does is more sinister than exclusion; it is coercion and oppression. It has no way of knowing who is queer until we voluntarily identify ourselves.
Now I take my stand, raise my voice for justice, and risk credentials and career.
“You have searched me, Lord, and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar.”
By Joshua Colbertson: I didn’t know what the future held for me but I knew everything had changed.
By Claire Brown: “The worship director was more concerned that I was thinking of leaving.”
By Artie Van Why: It was now almost thirty years later.
By Grace Cox-Johnson: Knowing that today is Transgender Day of Visibility, I finally spoke up at my church this Sunday
By Nicole King: Our cue was simple – when the congregation’s emotional high on Jesus began a-churnin’, the coast was clear.
Such love has empowered so many beloved queer children of God to say to this church, “I know you will hurt me. I know you will mess up in the worst possible way. And I still love you.”
“Coming out in Maputo was totally a different experience. It was all about grace and truth-telling.”