Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Coming soon. . .

I got a notice that on August 25, 2020, 1517 Media (Fortress Press) is coming out with a must read book that is surely relevant to what a dying church like the ELCA needs:  Queerfully and Wonderfully Made:  A Guide for LGBTQ+ Christian Teens.  Oh, yeah, can't wait!

According to the PR:
Are you LGBTQ+? Not sure? Whether you're queer or questioning, understanding sexuality and gender identity can be confusing. And if you're a Christian, questions of identity can be even scarier. Is there something wrong with you? Will your friends accept you? When should you tell your family? What about church?

Queerfully and Wonderfully Made: A Guide for LGBTQ+ Christian Teens has answers to all these questions and more. You'll get insight and support from an amazing group of LGBTQ+ professionals, as well as testimonies from young adult queer Christians who've recently been exactly where you are. You'll walk away with a lot of answers, prepared with tools to help. But most importantly, you'll hear the good news: God loves you exactly as you are. No matter your identity or where in your journey of self-discovery you find yourself, you got this.
Yup, that is what Christian teens with questions need -- professional LGBTQ+ people to help guide them into the pursuit of their desires.  Answers and tools are, I am sure, the stock and trade of those encouraging kids to experiment in the fluidity of their sexual identities but I am also sure that the answers and tools will not talk about norms or values or ethics other than acceptance, affirmation, and assurance that all is well with you and the most certain thing you can trust are your desires.  I expect such stuff from the world but hardly from a church related publishing enterprise.

By the way, as if it were not already screwy enough, this venture is part of their Beaming BooksBeaming Books is an imprint of 1517 Media. 1517 Media creates multimedia resources and distinctive books for Christian communities, higher-education learning and scholars, and the general reader. 1517 Media's imprints include: Augsburg Fortress, Beaming Books, Fortress Press, and Sparkhouse.  Well, beam me up, Scotty.

1 comment:

Carl Vehse said...

Do Missouri Synod pastors still consider a religious organization "embodying apostasy from the faith once delivered to the saints" (as described by the CTCR) as a "church"?