Comments: Resources for the shared conversations

Apparently, a lot of trouble for a sham.

Posted by Laurie at Thursday, 12 February 2015 at 12:48pm GMT

I am a Christian transsexual lesbian and been invited to participate in the conversations. I have locally also been involved in senior police training to combat hate crime. The latter has often made me feel as a curiosity when I talk to cis heterosexual people about my experiences. This feeling arises because it requires me to reveal intimate details of my sexuality and embodiment to an audience who are not required to do this in an equal way. The details of cis heterosexual lives are considered normal and assumed to require no explanation. The result of this exposure causes an imbalance of power where I am of least power. I am worried that this imbalance is not recognised and is only weakly addressed in the listening process. I am vulnerable and would like to know that I am going to be loved and cherished by the church not persecuted like our Lord when he became vulnerable. I have chosen to participate trusting that I am a loved child of God who made me as I am (Palm 39).

Posted by clairejxx at Friday, 13 February 2015 at 8:20am GMT

You are a loved child of God and most of us here are doing our utmost to support you and the many people like you,

John.

Posted by John at Saturday, 14 February 2015 at 4:58am GMT

Clairejxx, If the Church has any integrity, it will welcome your evidence; remembering the Jesus Christ is the Redeemer of ALL who look to Him for life. It really is time for the Church to accept the fact that we are all God's children, loved by God and accepted as we are!

Posted by Father Ron Smith at Saturday, 14 February 2015 at 9:11am GMT
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