Why God Why?! Faith in Coming Out
When someone comes out, it’s world-changing moment for them and their family and friends. No matter what level of support there is in the coming-out process, it requires everyone involved to reflect on their role and relationship to the person coming out. For families coming from faith perspectives, this includes reflecting on their relationship with their communities of faith, to the teaching and values they’ve held, and to the God or gods in which they believe.
Join us for a conversation with PFLAG Twin Cities on the role of faith and religion in the coming out process. This will be an open, respectful discussion on how religious beliefs change, adapt, or disappear in the face of coming out. Facilitating this discussion will be John Fournelle, queer theologian and board member of PFLAG Twin Cities. John has his Masters Degree in Theology and writes on the subject of queer theology for his blog, for conferences and talks, and for casual conversations at coffee shops.
Our Twin Cities chapter of PFLAG is not affiliated with any religious organization. We are a nonprofit civil rights organization with social justice and equality for all as our biggest goals. While we are not a religious organization, we do believe that people can make a difference (faith!) and that treating others with kindness and patience are great virtues.
Thursday, May 19 at 6:30 PM
3rd floor Conference Center
The Sabathani Community Center
310 East 38th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55409
Our small support groups will be held at 7:30 p.m.