We're never going to get anywhere for as long as we keep saying keeping the church "pure" is connected to its "witness." That's why all these cover-ups happen in the first place, Beth.
But not queer women. Not me. Not even the women who started #churchtoo which is the entire effing reason you're standing on that stage, Eugene.
Most speakers have so far assumed that sexual abuse is something that happens "out there" and that the Church needs to be a "safe space" for victims/survivors.
THE WHOLE DAMN POINT of #churchtoo was to call out what is happening INSIDE churches. By pastors. Deacons. Missionaries.
My eyes just rolled back so far in my head they're stuck #churchtoo
"We have to transcend dialog about 'justice' ... press into ideas of beauty and transcendence."
"Millions are marching in the streets for a justice this world will never be able to give us."