Forthcoming Book! Unpacking the Legacy of LGBTQ Discrimination in the Church

Heavy Burdens (Brazos Press, expected 2021) provides an honest account of the ways in which LGBTQ people experience discrimination in the church, helping Christians face the tragic reality of this legacy and empowering churches to navigate a better path forward.

Some exciting news! The past few months I’ve been hard at work on the beginning stages of a book project with Brazos Press. It’s still very much in its infancy and I’m still drafting most of the chapters (which is why you haven’t seen me posting as much here), but I wanted to share a little bit about it! Here’s a brief summary:

Religious faith reduces suicidality for virtually every American demographic except one: LGBTQ people. Tragically, the church’s long history of prioritizing heterosexuality above other expressions of human sexuality has left entire generations of LGBTQ people desolate, hopeless, and even dead. It’s past time the church confronted the ongoing and devastating impact of this legacy.

To that end, Heavy Burdens (Brazos Press, expected 2021) provides an honest account of the ways in which LGBTQ people experience discrimination in the church, helping Christians face the tragic reality of this legacy and empowering churches to navigate a better path forward. Debate over competing approaches to LGBTQ issues is at an all-time high, and it will only increase in the coming years. It’s past time that LGBTQ Christians and their allies had a resource to inform and educate fellow believers on the real-world impact of this debate.

If you’d like to take a sneak-peek, start reading a portion or download a copy of the introduction. I also plan to share occasional quotes on Instagram as well as assorted reflections on Twitter, so stay in touch via social media to keep updated (or join my mailing list). Excited to see this project take shape!


6 thoughts on “Forthcoming Book! Unpacking the Legacy of LGBTQ Discrimination in the Church

  1. Darrin W Snyder Belousek Reply

    I am glad to hear that you are working on this much-needed book. I pray God will bless the work of your hands and heart–for the good of the church and to the glory of God.

    1. Bridget Eileen Reply

      Thank you so much! Your prayers are so needed.

    2. Debby Smith Reply

      Thank you for addressing this issue. I have so much to learn. Let us know when we can pre-order the book.

      1. Bridget Eileen Reply

        I will definitely be keeping everyone updated!

  2. Andrea Reply

    Bridget, this is exciting news, and I am looking forward to your book. You are in my prayers.

    Father, we are dependent on you as our source of hope and illumination. We trust in your abundant provision of these gifts for Bridget. She is your faithful servant. Please bless the work of her hand. Have mercy on us.

    1. Bridget Eileen Reply

      Thank you so much for your prayers. It truly means so much to me!

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