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Have you watched Brett's six-minute TEDx talk on faith & sexuality? Here are a few quotes from the talk...
• "From a young age we are taught to tell the truth, but no one teaches us to tell OUR truth."
• "To be gay is to be a unique minority—living with a physiology you did not choose, in a tribe not your own, amongst families who struggle to understand you."
• "I was serious about my faith, hoping to one day discover a tonic of spiritual disciplines that would cure me."
• "We need our faith communities and outsiders typecasting them as bigots are peddling the fallacy of composition—vocal zealots do not represent the benevolent majority."
• "I don't think our faith communities have a problem with hate. I think we have a problem with love."
• "We just haven't loved our LGBT children well. We haven't listened. We've offered theology before empathy."
• "Many kids in our religious communities dare not speak their truth out of fear. Many of them are struggling alone. And we need to question why the word H-E-L-P is so hard for them."
• "The good news is that I see faith leaders rising up, changing the conversation...I see people of faith learning a sacred song that keeps rhythm with orthodoxy while shouting a chorus of love."