Wed, 25 Oct 2023, 7:00 PM (BST)
St Andrew's with Castle Gate URC Church, Goldsmith St, Nottingham NG1 5JT, UK
A conversation with Rebecca Jane Morgan, author of 'Gender Heretics: Evangelicals, Feminists, and the Alliance Against Trans Liberation'.
Join The OpenHouse, a space for LGBTQ+ people of faith, for a talk about Rebecca Jane Morgan’s new book, Gender Heretics: Evangelicals, Feminists, and the Alliance Against Trans Liberation.
For decades, conservative evangelicals and Trans-Exclusionary Radical Feminists (TERFs) have worked hand-in-hand to oppose trans liberation. But how did this alliance come about? What makes it tick? And how can trans people and allies respond?
This book, written by a trans feminist who is also an evangelical Christian, is a history of reactionary ideas. It traces how a shared belief in the essential unity of the mind and the body, together with a common fear of ‘dualist’ or ‘Gnostic’ philosophies, brought these groups into contact in the 1970s.
It explores how theological arguments snaked their way from anti-trans feminist tracts into the everyday practices of evangelical churches today. And it offers a hopeful way forward, advocating for a fundamental recalibration of evangelical thought on gender identity and trans activism.
This event will be followed by an interactive workshop on talking to evangelical loved ones about LGBTQI+ topics. Click the link below to book a space.
Rebecca Jane Morgan
Exposes and explains the unlikely alliance between Evangelical Christians and anti-transgender feminists