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Walking the Bridgeless Canyon: Repairing the Breach Between the Conservative Church and the LGBT Christian Community Kathy Baldock

Walking the Bridgeless Canyon: Repairing the Breach Between the Conservative Church and the LGBT Christian Community

Kathy Baldock

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ISBN : 9781619200289
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478 pages
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In 2001, Kathy Baldock, a straight conservative Evangelical Christian, met Netto Montoya, a lesbian Native American, on the local hiking trails near her home in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Their friendship challenged Baldocks cultural and religiousMoreIn 2001, Kathy Baldock, a straight conservative Evangelical Christian, met Netto Montoya, a lesbian Native American, on the local hiking trails near her home in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Their friendship challenged Baldocks cultural and religious beliefs about gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people. Could gay people be Christians? Could they be in committed partnerships, or even Christian marriages?In Walking the Bridgeless Canyon: Repairing the Breach between the Conservative Church and the LGBT Christian Community, Baldock shares her story of overcoming deeply rooted biases and confronting the most difficult boundary of all: what the Bible might have to say about gay and transgender people, and more specifically people who identify as both gay or transgender and Christians. Ten years of biblical and historical research, as well as conversations and relationships with thousands of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people, led to important discoveries: How the various threads of culture, the law, science, religion, and politics have been intertwined, leading us to this point in history. How focusing on the biblical conversation is important, but is not enough. How a very few individual people have had an enormous influence on the current situation.Baldock untangles these threads to show how we got here, and gives a sensitive, Christ-centered invitation to enter into productive, respectful and informed conversations while following the dictate of Isaiah 58:12 - to be one who repairs the breach of the broken wall of unity.