On this 12th episode, my guest is a woman who believes that if she can change her mind about faith and sexuality, then anyone can.
Liz Dyer is a mama bear who is changing the world, by not only helping educate and support mothers like herself but by inspiring others to make the world a safer and kinder place for LGBT folks to live.
She was raised Southern Baptist and believed that gay relationships were sinful. But when her son came out to her his sophomore year of college, she decided to look deeper into the Bible and her faith. She fully expected to prove to her son the error of his ways, but instead, she found that the Bible does not condemn loving and committed same-sex relationships. And in her view, it was a sin to suggest otherwise.
As a conservative Christian with a gay child, she realized that the resources available to mothers like her were limited. She created Serendipitydodah for Moms, a private Facebook group for open-minded Christian moms who have LGBTQ kids and want to develop and maintain healthy, loving, authentic relationships with their LGBTQ kids.
For information on the stories by moms with LGBT kids, please see the Mama Bears Story Project page on Facebook.
For more information, please see https://serendipitydodah.wordpress.com. Liz encourages folks to reach out to her at her private email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please contact her if you’re a mother who is interested in joining her private Facebook group.