HOMOSEXUALITY IS NOT A SIN with Colby Martin — Pastor Fired for Affirming the LGBTQIA+ Community — Coming Out & the Church — Questioning the Bible & Religious Authority — What does the Bible actually say about being gay and polyamory? — Progressive Affirming Christianity — Sexuality — Spirituality —

Colby Martin is the pastor who was FIRED for affirming queer humans. He bravely answers hard questions that the Christian church avoids like the mosaic plague or worse, aggressively responds to with clobber verses meant to undermine the identities of the LGBTQIA+ community: Can one be a true Christian and actually believe that being queer is NOT a sin? 

Having experienced his fair share of pain and rejection from mainstream Christianity, Colby is awake to the flaws, tragic missteps, and misplaced earnestness that too often define the direction of the church. Yet God’s vision for creation as revealed in Jesus still compels him to see progressive Christianity a window into a way of being human that fosters wholeness, and can move communities away from shame into vulnerable, flourishing connection. 

Colby is the author of two books (UnClobber: Rethinking our Misuse of the Bible on Homosexuality; and The Shift: Surviving and Thriving after Moving from Conservative to Progressive Christianity); he hosts a podcast with his wife, “The Kate & Colby Show,” and he and his wife founded and lead a progressive, LGBTQIA+ affirming Christian church in San Diego called Sojourn Grace Collective.

This episode covers topics like:

🔥Being fired by a church for supporting the LGBTQIA+ community 

🏳️‍🌈Adopting with inclusion theology and disproving clobber verses

💋 Can you can be POLYAMOROUS and be a Christian?

⚓️Advice to parents of queer children 

⛪️Can you *actually* be a “true Christian” and believe that being gay isn’t a sin and stay in church?

💜Sharing what it’s like to have a bisexual wife as a pastor

🙋‍♀️Questioning pastors and religious authority — the two questions you need to ask directly to your leaders to find out if your church is *actually* all-loving and affirming or insidiously bait and switching 

🙏🏽Reckoning with deconstruction and perhaps reconstruction

✝️Exploring the idea that “Not all Christians” are part of the problem

 

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⛓🙌This workshop is for you if you’re ready to take the next step in releasing the fear of sin and shame surrounding your sexuality and evolving spirituality as you leave traditional religion.

🙏🏽This will be a safe and confidential place to reveal and heal, as we share about understanding sin, hell, queerness, purity, guilt, shame, and questioning religious authority altogether…

❓What to expect: 

✨3 hours of intentional time together

✨Identifying the root of shame

✨Demystifying guilt 

✨Healing through shared experiences 

✨Quantum healing through guided mediation

✨Real world application: a closing embodiment exercise to take with you

 

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It’s time to set yourself FREE, Lovely One! 

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