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Empowerment Starts Here

Aug 20, 2017

In the episode, Empowerment Starts Here with Rev. Gwen Thomas. In it, she speaks passionately about the value of not only welcoming people in their differences but celebrating them in their differences. She gives a thoughtful run down on the Bible passages that are typically used to deny LGBT persons their full humanity and then advocates the idea of a radical Jesus that comes to give it back to them. Finally, she talks (along with the host) about the paradox of the black church that both comforts and harms those that have been racially oppressed.