Not Too Gay
On Thursday, April 7 at 6:30 CST (Saskatchewan time), CCS graduate Bri-anne Swan will be presenting an online discussion of part of the United Church’s history with sexuality and ministry.
“Not Too Gay: Exploring the United Church of Canada’s Membership, Ministry, and Human Sexuality Statement with Mild Indecency” is based on Bri-anne’s thesis work on decisions made by the 32nd General Council in 1988. “My intention,” Bri-anne says, “is not to negate the power and bravery of the 32nd General Council’s decision, but to add another perspective to the prevailing narrative within the United Church. My goal is to name that the cost of this important work was disproportionately paid by queer and marginalized members of the church. This fuller recounting of the decision, its context, and the implications, is done with the hope that critically engaging with the United Church of Canada’s history around queer inclusion may inform where the denomination is now, and how it might move forward, in other areas of diversity and inclusion as we work to become an Intercultural and Anti-Racist church.”
You can find more information, and a zoom link for the April 7 discussion, at https://fb.me/e/1yrerLTvJ