Baldock, Kathy. “Walking the Bridgeless Canyon: Repairing the Breach Between the Church and the LGBT Community”, CanyonWalker Press, 2014.
Kathy Baldock is an influential advocate for LGBT Christians in the evangelical church. Here in “Walking the Bridgeless Canyon”, she takes us on a journey of how the church has responded to the LGBT community–and how and what we all can and should do better. She “uncovers the historical, cultural, medical, and political filters of discrimination through which the LGBT community is seen. With the foundation firmly established, she examines the most controversial filter of all: what the Bible says about same-sex behavior”. The book is the result of ten years of research. Here are the important questions:
- How do history, culture, science, and politics intertwine to create social discrimination against the gay and transgender community?
- When and why did the conservative Christian community turn their focus on the gay and transgender community?
- Should Christian fellowship be extended to gay and transgender people? Should civil marriages, or even Christian marriages, be granted to them?
- What is happening within the LGBT Christian movement today?
Using a timeline narrative, Baldock explores the the details of various influences and influencers. With that, she also shares fascinating stories and testimonies enriching the historical journey. The book includes the resources and tools needed to make informed and wise, Christ-centered choices.