Month: February 2016

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I Don’t Need Another Straight Pastor to Tell My Story

Growing up, my mama taught me a rule: you don’t talk about people behind their backs. Am I guilty of this? Absolutely. I’ve tried to reign in my tongue in recent years, but it just gets harder and harder as people continually do that to me and my community. What am I talking about? I’m talking about all the conservative, heterosexual, (usually) white pastors who are writing books and blogs, speaking from pulpits and on podcasts, having conversations on homosexuality as it relates to the Christian faith. Why does this bother me? Because the majority of the time they don’t have a queer person involved in these conversations, let alone a queer person of faith. These voices are gaining so…