Black and white. Light and dark. Good and evil. This binary way of cataloging and compartmentalizing our thoughts and experiences is useful when it comes to categorizing much about life. But what about gender identity? When it comes to one’s sexual and/or gender identity, culture has shifted from a simple binary classification, male or female, to include a number of varied identities on the LGBTQIA+ spectrum. Has religion and, in particular, Progressive Christianity kept pace with this complex and non-binary way of thinking about gender identity? Join us this PRIDE week as Pastor Tony Minear, Ph.D. examines the implications of using a traditional, binary and conditional Christian lens when it comes to loving and accepting transgender individuals. Explore why now more than ever is the time to align our open and affirming progressive doctrine with not only transgender and LGBTQIA+ individuals, but all marginalized human beings. Listen and discover the impact we can make when we not only love and accept but affirm the beautiful spectrum of humanity with its varied colors, races and yes, gender identities.
Recorded live at Beatitudes Church in Phoenix, AZ on 6/26/20
Preaching: Rev. Tony Minear, Ph.D.
Interviewee: ellie hutchison (she/her/hers/they/them/theirs), Member in Discernment, Beatitudes Church
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