A Facebook friend of mine, a gay man from another island studying in Trinidad, asked me if he was safe. I don’t have an answer for him.
It’s the IRO that has their hands in our state’s decisions to keep sex education away from our young people, to keep abortion illegal in all circumstances, and to keep perverted traditions like child marriages on the books. The situation we face here makes that evident. It doesn’t matter if your denomination doesn’t agree, because they haven’t put their foot down and demanded something better. It doesn’t matter whether your denomination doesn’t agree, because the larger organization they operate within is still making decisions that hold thousands of lives in the balance. It doesn’t matter whether your denomination doesn’t agree – they’re still a part of the organization that facilitates the mess we’re in here.
Maybe the average Trinbagonian already thought we were headed in this direction – heads found in dumpsters, young men gunned down in cold blood on their way to school… We’re one headline away from becoming season two of Marvel’s Daredevil. And, with the advent of social media, it’s so much easier to find these traumatic images without journalists even leaving the newsroom. We’re all seeing it, all the time, whether we like it or not. But that’s precisely the problem…
I’ll be the first to say there’s at least one problematic thing about Kirk Franklin’s music…but would I say his music isn’t Christian?
We’re called to carve safe spaces for them in our homes, schools, churches…in our entire communities! And that is the only reason I intend to return to the church now – to preach God’s Love, whether the Anglican Communion likes it or not.