As more churches stagger along to call themselves gay-affirming, there is still a prevalent doctrine of homophobia in religion today that is used as a weapon of abuse. The effects are real, and challenging this is no doubt an essential task for the 21st century mystic. Here, themes of toxic masculinity, homophobia, doctrinal abuse, and cultural patterns are examined from a personal perspective.
I recently enjoyed San Antonio’s Pride celebration. It was an honor to be in the midst of such good energy, such love and acceptance. As a loyal Ally, I am grateful to all who participated to rejoice with the local LGBTQA community. I’m putting some pics below.