40 minutes | Sep 29th 2020

Ep. 21 All Are Welcome (Not Really): How to be active in a church that doesn’t accept you

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Welcome to Have a Blessed Gay, your weekly spiritual-comedy podcast! Join holy host, Tyler Martin, as he critically discusses all things to do with religion and spirituality from an outcast's perspective. If you search online forums regarding women in religion or the LGBTQ+ community in religion, you’ll find a lot people asking questions like, “How can I be active in a church that doesn’t accept me?” This is a very common thread in many marginalized groups, not strictly within Christianity, but within most main world religions. Holy Host, Tyler Martin, examines why someone might participate or want to be involved in a church that is not affirming. To explore these topics, he looks at the megachurch Hillsong and Chick-Fil-A. Sometimes, like much of our country’s discriminatory legislation, bigotry and hate is hidden behind flowery language and the word “welcome.” This is also an exciting episode because The B Word launches today, a new vertical on the Have a Blessed Gay website for outcasts to share their journeys, ideas, questions, and resources, all to do with religion and spirituality. You’ll be able to read articles from people of various religions, faiths and spiritual walks of life, who are questioning, daring to be different, and making positive changes in their communities. Toward the end of this episode, you’ll hear an excerpt from the very first article, Reclaiming the Divine Feminine Voice, by the author herself, Kimberly Bryant. The full article is now available on haveablessedgay.com/thebword. Read it and subscribe to the newsletter to know when new articles drop! The B Word www.haveablessedgay.com/thebword Reclaiming the Divine Feminine Voice by Kimberly Bryant Sponsored by BetterHelp! Get 10% Off BetterHelp therapy by using my code! www.betterhelp.com/blessedgay Your Host: Tyler Martin Instagram: @tylerisaacmartin Follow Have a Blessed Gay and Reach Out! Instagram/Twitter/Facebook: @haveablessedgay www.haveablessedgay.com Email: hello@haveablessedgay.com U.S. Helplines National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 Trevor Project Helpline (LGBTQ+ Youth): 1-866-488-7386 Trans Helpline: 877-565-8860
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