A reason we made this video.
Churches are re-examining their relationship with the LGBTQ+ community, recognising that damage and hurt has been caused. Many are wanting to gently and carefully look again at if they heard God correctly.
This is difficult to do. There is the trap of having conversations about LGBTQ+ people without them being present.
Without their participation it is hard to raise conversations above bare bones arguments and to listen to the lived-stories that bring context. Without this it is easy to forget that we are talking about people and not issues.
So, how do you have a conversation with rather than about people if the church has long held a view that their lifestyles are deeply wrong?
It’s likely that these same people will be long gone or deeply hidden. And it would be surprising if they wanted to risk risk being judged or judged again.
We produced this film to offer one voice and story, hoping to bring a little humanity, flesh and blood to the conversations.
Thanks to Southend Council for grant funding to help with the costs