For years, the media have attempted to “balance” the “homosexual issue” with voices from the “other side.” That “other side” has traditionally ben voices from religion, specifically the Christian religion. I’m not quite sure how religious voices got to be the “other side” of this issue other than that is the side that has screamed the loudest against the full inclusion of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) people in church and society. Since that’s the only voice of opposition that has been raised, the media reason that it must then be the “other side” of the issue. What has resulted has been the false dichotomy of “gays versus God.” The media perpetuate the myth that either you’re gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender or you’re religious, and never the twain shall meet. If they do, it’s the GLBT religious person that is suspect – or made to be an oddity – and not the non-GLBT religious person.
This book will guide you through the minefield of condemnation and persecution faced daily by GLBT Christians. … Some of you may object to the concept of becoming “bulletproof,” arguing that the term is too violent or militaristic. However, I believe that the vitriol that stems from the deep homophobia of our society demands such a severe title. To survive the dire attacks our community faces, you truly have to be bulletproof or you will die – if not physically, then at least spiritually.
From the introduction by Candace Chellew-Hodge.
Those who already identify as LGBTQ+ and Christian, but may be having a challenging time navigating the difficult dynamics that exist in the churches they are entering.