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Breaking Free

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Craig Hoyle

Born gay in an Exclusive Brethren family.

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Craig Hoyle © 26 February 2017

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Being Gay in a Muslim Culture

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Aatir Zaiidi

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Aatir Zaiidi © 19 February 2017

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Queer divinity: how do queer people relate to the divine?

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Kurt Payne

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Kurt Payne © 29 January 2017

Privilege: A Roadblock to Wholeness

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By Rev. Clay Nelson.

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Clay Nelson © 19 July 2015

Talking about privilege is a tricky business anyway, but particularly so when you are an able-bodied, reasonably bright, right-handed, heterosexual, white American whose gender identity is congruent with the outward physical signs of his maleness; who grew up in a home surrounded by books and had two loving, well-educated, professional, middle class, Christian parents, neither of whom ever experienced divorce. I never missed a meal involuntarily. I never experienced or witnessed violence in my warm and secure home. Not going to university was never an option. Annual family vacations were the norm. I was never told I’d have to choose between having a career or a family. And that is by no means a complete list. I am a poster child for privilege. I am reminded of my status every time I stop at a pre-pay petrol pump in Papakura and it comes on without me going inside first. Continue reading Privilege: A Roadblock to Wholeness