A quick intro from the Deborah. I'm here to encourage LGBTQIA+ people in whatever ways I can as a Minister, and as a human being. Though Fundagelicals (Evangelicals +Fundamentalists) may have written you off, Jesus would never do such a thing. Neither would any of us here at Open Door OC. Together we add one more voice of encouragement to the many already out there. This is an "on the fly" intro to one of our 3 YouTube Channels. All different, and hopefully all encouraging and helpful to you.
What happens when parents are advised by their "Religious" leaders to reject and abandon their kids when they find out their child is LGBTQ. This video part of my Deborah's Laundry Diaries.
I ask "what would you do and how would you feel if the shoe was on the other foot? What if everyone else was LGBT Q+ and you were not, and if you wanted to get to heaven you had to make yourself change into being LGBT+
That would be CRAZY right?" Yet that is what is pounded into LGBT+ people who want to be part of far too many church communities. Find an open and affirming church, a progressive church that welcomes everyone just like Jesus.
Deborah looks at the religious👀climate & the reformation of Christianity that's happening right in front of us. Regardless of these changes, we're all called to do the right thing. Loving "all" our neighbors was the sign & seal❤️of the 1st century followers of Jesus. Today, loving all our neighbors is termed Progressive Christianity. The "religious right" makes loving our neighbors sound like it's a bad thing for people to practice. That's why we follow Jesus's teachings, and not theirs.
In this video I outline the three kinds of "Faith" I'll be talking about in the next three segments. Divine Faith or "Living Faith," Demonic Faith, and Dead Faith. We all have some kind of faith that we live out every day. The kind of faith we have depends on how we treat other people. 😉👍
Did you know there isn't a word for "faith" in the Bible? It's true. In this video I'm covering the three Hebrew letters from the Hebrew Alphabet that the concept of "Christian" faith comes from. 😉👍
There are lots of Christians who say they have faith, but what kind of faith do they really have. The kind of faith that demons have is based on and rooted in fear, threats of violence, and mis-characterizations of who Jesus is, and what GOD is really like. In this video the Rev, Deborah Windham is covering what demonic faith is, what it sounds like, and what it looks like. 😉👍
A quick connect with ya while I did one of my most favorite things; My Dirty Laundry. If you want to see what life is like for a middle-aged LGBTQ minister with trigger finger, tune in and watch. Question... Do you think Jesus and religion are the same thing? I hope you get something helpful out of this video. Remember to go out there and be a blessing to someone who can't pay you back.
😀👍A quick Blog plug. Check it out. https://theroguefundagelical.com