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A podcast about the topic of LGBT and spirituality. Listen to stories of people from all over Europe who are LGBT and have a religious background. Listen about their journeys of reconciling their faith and sexual orientation as well as their journey of self-discovery and acceptance. You will also hear about different countries and how it is for LGBT people to live there and what challenges they are facing and/or blessings enjoying.

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9 Priceless News - The Journey of Change

Church of Christ has changed its attitude towards same-sex marriages and ordination. Joey Williamson talks about the decision, the process and journey of change.

LINKS: 

Community of Christ Europe Website  
Common Consent Report and a good overview of the Common Consent process   
Discovering God’s Will   
HARMONY – Advocating for full LGBTQ+ participation in the Community of Christ denomination   

MUSIC by Bobby Richards

8 I'm a Queer Woman and a Queer Pastor

Meet Judit Gyarfas from Hungary. Find out about how she struggles with the identity of a pastor and why, why she left the church and came back, how even non-religious parents can use the Bible and the possibility of starting an LGBTQI+ folk dance group.

7 Priceless News - Hungary

I’m talking to Judit Gyarfas who is talking about the situation in Hungary with a new restrictive law. This law changed the everyday lives of LGBTIQ+ people in Hungary and made a hard situation even harder.

6 You Are Not Broken

Dr Arno Steen Andreasen talks about how he became a Christian in the time of HIV/AIDS, his life in a mixed-orientation marriage, his attempts to change his sexual orientation through taking part in reparative therapy, his divorce and decision to come out as a gay man.

LINKS:
HIS UPCOMING WEBSITE:
https://soma.ws

Europian Forum of LGBT Christian Groups Website

SUGGESTED BOOKS BY DR ANDREASEN:
– Building a bridge by James Martin

– God and the Gay Christian by Matthew Vines

– The cross in the closet by Timothy Kurek

– Changing our mind by David Gushee

– Walking the bridgeless canyon by Kathy Baldock

– The passion of Christ – a gay vision, text by Kittredge Cherry and

art by Douglas Blanchard

– Jesus in love by Kittredge Cherry

5 Priceless News - Book: Desiring God - Meditations for the gay man and other edgy people

Dr Arno Steen Andreasen talks about his new book coming out this month. We talk about how this book came about and what his vision is. Why does the title of the book say: “For the gay man and other edgy people”? Who are the edgy people? Is it only for gay men? We also discuss other questions, the vulnerability expressed in the book as well as how you can acquire a copy soon. As soon as it is published, we will post the link in this description.

4 Priceless News - Pope Francis' comment on same-sex unions and families

In a new documentary “Francesco”, pope Francis is mentioning that LGBT people should have a right to civil unions and families. What does this mean? Is it groundbreaking or not? What hope is there that the Catholic church will change its rhetoric about LGBTI+? I’m talking to theologian and sociologist Michael Bringschroeder who shares his opinion with us.

LINKS:

Documentary “Francesco” trailer

Resources Michael mentioned:

HUK
Facebook
Website

3 God Loved Us Into Existence

Ola is telling her story of growing up and living in Poland as a queer  person of faith. Polish people are facing political challenges  concerning women’s rights and LGBT rights in the midst of facing the  Corona crisis. We talk about what has helped and what is helping her to  gain strength, what are the challenges for LGBTIQ+ people in Poland,  and what others can or cannot do to help.

2 Thank God I'm a Lesbian

Meet Tatjana Lehatkova. Her journey of accepting her sexual orientation and reconciling it with the Christian faith. What was it like moving from Russia to France and what kept her true to herself as a lesbian and a person of faith.

LINKS:

Nuntiare et Recreare: https://www.nuntiare.org/
European Forum of LGBT Christian groups:
https://www.lgbtchristians.eu/

Resources Tatjana suggested:

 Boy Erased – a movie based on a true story about the harmfulness of Conversion Therapy with a male main character.
The Miseducation of Cameron Post
– another movie about the harmfulness of Conversion Therapy with a female main character.

1 What is The Priceless Podcast

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