Hi <<First Name>>,
If you're a queer Christian, perhaps you've heard the refrain. Maybe not said in so many words, but when it comes right down to it: "We Love You, But You’re Going to Hell." As a Christian, lesbian, and conflict resolution specialist, Dr. Kim O'Reilly certainly has. In these pages, Kim presents a non-confrontational study of the conflict surrounding Christian faith, Scriptures, and the queer experience. It addresses the dichotomy of love and condemnation, sincerely expressed by Christians—and the pain experienced by the LGBTQ community.
- How do sincere, Bible-believing Christians balance their interpretation of Scriptures with everyday encounters with LGBTQ people?
- How do we have conversations when we disagree? Without judging or calling into question someone’s faith or salvation?
This book opens up the conversation with chapters devoted to the author’s story, Scriptures, stereotypes, marriage, religious freedom, why it matters, and what we can do: in our families, churches, and society.
Kim O’Reilly cares deeply about the divisions she sees in churches today over queer inclusion. How do we get beyond the disagreements, divisiveness, and polarization we see playing out in our churches and society? How do we honor the rights of each of these groups without denying the rights of the other? She attempts to answer these questions throughout her book.
(Kim is available for public speaking, consulting, and workshops. Specializes in helping churches address conflict and move toward LGBTQ inclusion. See website for services and contact information.)