Disclosures: Conversations Gay and Spiritual (2005)
Author(s): Michael Ford
Amazon UK: Disclosures
Standpoint: 1 Fully inclusive and affirming
Genre(s): Contemporary Christian practice and experience, Investigative journalism, Memoir/autobiography, Spirituality, and Studies in Religion
Topic(s): African Christianity, Healing/growing into wholeness, Journeys towards acceptance, Spirituality, and Studies in Religion
Especially suitable for: Activists and Those who are undecided about the homosexuality issue
Journalist Michael Ford profiles gay and lesbian Christians from the United States, Great Britain, and Africa to explore the dynamics of being gay and spiritual in the twenty-first century. Through a series of moving and surprising portraits, Ford’s subjects offer revealing insights into their psychological and spiritual lives. The individuals profiled include women and men, ordained and lay, celibate, single, and in long-term relationships with or without the benefit of civil union or marriage. The book begins with an introductory overview of the variety of issues – ordination of gays, gay marriage, constitutional amendments – in which activists and politicians from both sides of the issue are embroiled.
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