Category Religion

Discrimination, Faith and Human Rights

I can remember the feeling when, during the English same-sex marriage debates in 2012 and 2013, people like me were talked about as if we were inanimate objects, and whether we deserved the rights taken for granted by most of the population. Being spoken about as “not quite human” was gruelling and painful at times, […]

Response to a “Christian think-tank”

A family friend, whose teenage child has recently said they are trans, contacted me over the weekend because their child had been sent a piece saying that trans was really a delusion. Needless to say, the piece originated from a right-wing Christian “think tank” who also oppose same-sex marriage (or, it seems, any same-sex relationships […]

Sad and Unnecessary Deaths

I’m going to start by thinking about the parents of Leelah Alcorn, the Ohio teenager who took her own life at the tail end of 2014. Leelah lived in what is reported to be a conservative Christian family in a small town on the outskirts of Cincinnatti. In a note she had scheduled to be […]

I thought Christianity was all about equality

When I was 13, I fell into evangelical Christianity. I was confused – but then most teenagers are – but, perhaps more importantly, I was also lonely. The idea that there was a God who knew me, loved me and wanted me to be the best I could be was incredibly appealing, especially in a […]