MON, OCT 4, 2021 | 7:30-9:00 pm MDT
“As I listen to my own daughter tell me about her dreams of marrying a girl, I cannot help but yearn for a better theology for our queer children.” Explore with Blaire, the ways this might occur.
GATHERING ONLINE ONLY VIA ZOOM
Thanks to Jana Spangler for continuing to host us via Zoom. Below is some helpful info for being part of a Zoom convo. Also below is the Zoom link. This is an open group. You are welcome to invite and share with others. If you are not on my email list then either join at the bottom of this site’s home page or text or call me at 801-695-5036.
Blaire will share what it was like to grow up a queer Mormon and how she got to the peculiar place she is in—still within the church and gospel that she remains a part of and appreciates. She’ll then outline her case for Queer Mormon Theology and what that means. After Elder Holland’s BYU faculty talk, Patrick Mason, in an interview on Faith Matters, said, in effect, that the current church climate with our LGBTQ sisters and brothers is unsustainable. Blaire and other thoughtful faithful voices have similarly come to the same conclusion. There will be lots of time for questions and responses.
Blaire Ostler is a philosopher specialized in queer studies, and is a leading voice at the intersection of queer, Mormon, and transhumanist thought. She is the author of “Queer Mormon Theology: An Introduction.” She is also a board member and podcaster at Sunstone, and former CEO and board member at the Mormon Transhumanist Association.
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