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Her new career has resulted in numerous media appearances, an award from the Archbishop of Canterbury and a new book. This is my review in the form of an open letter. Dear Vicky, Thank you for your book.
You will understand that I, as someone who holds to the view that LGBTI teachings go against the teachings of the Bible, approached reading this with a degree of trepidation.
I also want to keep open the door of my mind and be open to reason, evidence and persuasion. Reading your book you come across as a lovely person who has had a horrible time.
Something for which I can only feel empathy and sorrow. But that is not enough to make me overturn what the Bible says. So I am sure you will forgive and not judge me, for looking at what you actually say — not what I am supposed to feel!
Firstly let me say that this is a well-written and moving book. I found it really easy to read and indeed to empathise with your plight in many ways. There was also a great deal of truth in some of your observations. The Horror This is a horrible story for so many reasons. Some even went as far as to hurl death threats at me.
I hope that you are not using the classic ad hom tactic of taking a few stupid and evil threats and then implying that anyone who disagrees with you is somehow responsible for, or endorsing them.
I can empathise a little with you because each week I receive hate mail and abuse through social media. Any Christians who have abused you should be thoroughly ashamed.
If I, or people like me, have in any sense contributed to that then please accept my apologies. The Hypocrisy The Church — Some of the things you describe are horrendous. I too have seen the hypocrisy you describe.
Your description of being sexually abused by a priest in Wycliffe hall is something that made me really angry. What a horrendous experience that must have been. You have done us a great service by pointing out the hypocrisy.
Although I should point out that all this is dependent on your memories being correct married students having affairs, lots of unmarried students having sex and also subject to the caveat that you cannot condemn the whole institution for a handful of rotten apples — after all it would hardly be fair of me to condemn all gay people just because I have known some who have committed rape or abuse!
The Music Scene — Your description of the American Christian music scene is also profoundly depressing. The pursuit of money, fame and celebrity are the antithesis of the Gospel of Christ. I am sorry that your life was lost in that idolatrous and largely fake world.
In passing I note that you seem to want what I despise in the evangelical world and despise what I love! They love you for providing them with that ammunition.
But there is another hypocrisy that comes across in the book. You knew you were attracted to people of the same sex. You knew you were gay. You also knew that you wanted a career in a world the American Christian music scene where coming out as gay would prevent that.A Ritual of Joyful, Thankful Resistance.
Dear chevra, Just five minutes before noon today, I took part in a wonderful ritual. One of the members of a men’s group that began 30 years ago – - Jeffrey Dekro, founder of the Isaiah Fund – called me and the other men's group members to .
Jan 09, · With the proliferation of email and texting, the handwritten note is in danger of going the way of the fax machine. Here's why it's still so important to put pen to paper.
Undivided – An Open Letter to Vicky Beeching (Vicky Beeching is a relatively well-known Christian singer songwriter who is now better known for being gay and an advocate of the LGBT agenda within the church. When she came out as gay she knew that her career .
Ohio Jobs & Justice PAC Homepage Facebook Email Steve Salvi: [email protected] The Original list of Sanctuary Cities, USA. Note: The word "Original" is used because the OJJPAC Sanctuary Cities, USA List was to our knowledge, the first non-governmental organization to track sanctuary cities in .
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