‘For millennia the church has told LGBTQI people what God expects them to be and how to act. From prohibitions on who they may love and marry, to being victims of erasure and denial, LGBTQI people are far too often objectified and seen as the property of others.
Charlie faces these issues head on. His thesis is simple – to reject the overwhelming scientific and experiential knowledge about LGBTQI people is no longer valid. The liberation of LGBTQI people is not only for LGBTQI people – it is a task for the whole people of God. Charlie’s perspective is grounded in his work as a psychiatrist and a deacon, and covers biology, psychology, reason, scripture and an encompassing theological exploration.
Charlie will be in conversation with The Very Revd Andrew Nunn, Dean of Southwark, at 19:00 on Thursday 9th June at Southwark Cathedral, during which he will discuss his thinking, which is developed in his new book, Queer Holiness. Tickets are available here and you are very welcome to attend: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/queer-holiness-an-evening-with-charlie-bell-tickets-333250249467’