Feb 25, 2019
One of the harsh realities of
parenting is that in order to teach our children about love,
sometimes we have to tell them about hate. This is the truth in
confronting homophobia in the world. I have on my show today, Susan
Cottrell, author and speaker who works with parents of faith who
are raising LGBTQ children, and Trey Pearson, the Christian
singer/songwriter who came out as gay publicly a few years ago. We
talk about the impact of raising children in homophobic
environments, how that impacts both gay and straight kids, as well
as how faith spaces have gotten quieter with their homophobia but
persists with that messaging in subtler ways.
This is probably one of my favorite episodes of my podcast mostly because both Trey and Susan are both so genuine and warm. I appreciate their vulnerability in sharing their life and work, and for their passion to help other parents be loving and affirming. This conversation is a gift, and I’m so grateful for both Trey and Susan for having it with me.
FreedHearts - https://www.freedhearts.org
Trey Pearson’s Website - http://treypearson.com
Andi Mack Disney Channel Charater says, “I’m Gay” - https://www.pride.com/tv/2019/2/09/disney-channel-first-andi-mack-character-says-im-gay
Church Clarity - https://www.churchclarity.org
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