Category: bisexual people of faith

8 Flaming Nights
Chang Hanukkah Sameach (חַג שָׂמֵחַ) Happy Hanukkah 
🕎 better to light a candle than to curse the darkness
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Queer Kwanzaa resources include LGBTQ Christian art for African American holidays

Kwanzaa is often seen as a holiday about family togetherness and fun for children, but it’s hard to find images of Black LGBT families in a Christian context.

One of these exceptional images is pictured above: “Bless This Family” by Felix d’Eon​, a Mexican Latinx painter and activist dedicated to the art of Queer Love, romance, and sensuality…

“Neither” by David Hayward shows a dark-skinned Jesus who is male on one side and female on the other in the style of the Hindu deity Ardhanarishvara. He/she has a rainbow halo and holds a transgender symbol…

The title “Neither” comes from the Bible: “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” (Galatians 3:28). Thus it embodies Kwanzaa principles of unity and faith…

Black Theologian James Cone​ advocated powerfully for the Black Jesus. In his classic 1970 book A Black Theology of Liberation he wrote:

“The blackness of God means that God has made the oppressed condition God’s own condition. This is the essence of the Biblical revelation. By electing Israelite slaves as the people of God and by becoming the Oppressed One in Jesus Christ, the human race is made to understand that God is known where human beings experience humiliation and suffering…”

Chrismukkah! A Merry Hanukkah & Happy Christmas to all who celebrate 💖💜💙

bitalks:

Safe spaces, however they come, are invaluable. I am a 25yr old practising Christian. From a very young age I was aware that I was attracted to all genders, and I have loved both men and women, though only ever dated men. 

As a practising Christian I feel that it took me a lot longer than it may otherwise have for me to come to terms with my sexuality and I have only come out in the last month. In the Christian society marriage is often seen as the only appropriate vision of true love, and in the same breath many Christian organisations condemn (or simply don’t support) same-sex relationships. I love my faith, it is a huge part of who I am. As is the connection, companionship and support I find within my Church. But I do not feel safe in sharing myself fully with them. On occasion I have tried to bring same-sex relationships into conversations with my fellowship group but the general consensus is not to talk about the issue until it becomes an issue. 

I have come to realise that having a space where all of life is discussed, or up for discussion….where no topic is condemned, banned, frowned upon or felt to be inappropriate…this kind of space is VITAL for young people. In fact, for everyone.  There is nothing to be gained from hiding the truth or avoiding so-called “difficult” topics such as sexuality, gender variation, love, sex, pornography, body image.

So bring on the safe spaces…lets respect one another, our choices, our lifestyles….we are all human.