Feminism Is: Vicky Beeching— Undaunted

October 31, 2014

In today’s link, Vicky Beeching briefly describes her conflicted life as a lesbian, along with sordid church efforts to “heal” her, and finally a serious health condition that she suspects was the effect of living a double-life as a popular performer and commentator for conservative Christian culture. She finally decided that enough was enough, and that it was time to live as the person God created her to be: honest, open, and free, and undaunted by her sexuality. She gave herself a goal: to come out by the time she was thirty-five, and she recently reached that milestone.

I looked at my life, and thought, ‘I have to come to terms with who I am.’ Thirty-five is half a life. I can’t lose the other half. I’ve lost so much living as a shadow of a person.

What Jesus taught was a radical message of welcome and inclusion and love. I feel certain God loves me just the way I am, and I have a huge sense of calling to communicate that to young people. When I think of myself at 13, sobbing into that carpet, I just want to help anyone in that situation to not have to go through what I did, to show that instead, you can be yourself – a person of integrity.

Don’t miss Ms. Beeching’s powerful testimony of true healing and hope here in The Independent.

 

1 COMMENT

  1. Thanks so much for recognizing Vicky and her very brave step of being honest about herself in a Christian culture that values it’s political views above the well-being of it’s faithful. If the Christian community practiced true love and kindness towards all, the LGBT community wouldn’t have anything to worry about. Unfortunately, there always seems to be a mortal who appoints themselves the Almighty judge. Much love to Vicky from the U.S.!

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