What Gay Christians talk about when they are by themselves

A brief insight into the inner conversation workings of a LGBTQ Christian hangout.

On Saturday night I had the amazing opportunity to hang out with some of my friends who identify as gay and as Christians. I thought it would be interesting to share some of the conversation topics that drifted in and out throughout the evening, just to give a taste of what it looks like to be in conversation with gay Christians. So without further ado, here’s some subject you’d hear as a fly on the wall:

doctor who

  • Doctor Who (TV show)
  • The Book Thief (book)
  • Quakers: What do THEY believe?
  • Orphan Black (TV show)
  • Operations: Broken feet, screws taken out of jaws, toenails removed (iiikkk)
  • Descriptive Words: Gay, Pansexual, Blonde, Football Player, Tall, Hotel Manager, Christian, Alive
  • Undercooked Chicken: To eat, or not to eat (aka. how not to bbq chicken)
  • Stories of growing up: Parenting Points…for and against…
  • Communion: Transubstantiation, is it really the body of Christ? Discuss.
  • Church architecture: Abroad and in ancient times
  • Mutual friends
  • But I’m a Cheerleader (movie)
  • Churches: Affirming…or not?
  • LOTR. (movie)
  • More about LOTR.
  • Racism: No One Chooses to be Born White…right?
  • LOTR some more.

Hope. Common interests. Identity.

Laughter. Love and community.

These are all central to building dialogue.

I’m sharing this brief insight into the conversational world of the LGBTQ Christian with the hope that it can encourage and inspire those who don’t yet have friends with shared stories to connect with each other, and also to help those who don’t identify as LGBTQ to see how to join the dialogue. Bring a story of a broken leg, learn your Lord of the Rings and you’ll be welcome!

Looking forward to chatting with you soon! (@mattdrapps on twitter.)

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