Why make this video?
Churches are re-examining their relationship with the LGBTQ+ community, recognising that damage and hurt has been caused. Many churches are wanting to carefully re-visit long held beliefs.
But without the participation of LGBTQ+ people in these conversations, it is hard to elevate the discussions above bare bones arguments. It is in listening to the lived-experience of these people that the needed context is heard. Without this it is easy to forget that we are talking about people and not issues.
And here lies the problem: If your church has long held views that these peoples’ lifestyles are deeply wrong, it would be very surprising if they wanted to share their story and risk being judged or judged again.
So, we produced this film as a resource to use in Christian settings; one person’s lived-experience to bring a little humanity, flesh and blood to the conversations you need to have. God bless you as you do that.