Conversations Gay and Spiritual
Paperback |200 pp |216 x 135 mm
Michael Ford meets gay and lesbian Christians from the UK, US and Africa to explore the essence of being gay and spiritual in the 21st century.
Across the globe Christians are fiercely debating the issue of homosexuality. Whilst the arguments rage around the key issues such as the blessing of same-sex marriages or the ordination of gay clergy, there is a danger that the everyday experience of gay men and lesbian women who believe in and practise the Christian faith is being overlooked. Disclosures is a ground-breaking book in which Michael Ford meets gay and lesbian Christians from the UK, US and Africa to explore the dynamics of being gay and spiritual in the twenty-first century.
The moving and surprising portraits presented here give a fuller picture of the reality of life as a homosexual Christian. Some stories are celebratory and hopeful, such as the happy relationship between two Catholic mothers which rescued two women from the pain of failed marriages and single parenthood. Other stories reveal a more shocking truth of psychological bullying and encouraged serial deceptions. A thought-provoking contribution to this debate.