a bunch of moms are making letters+audio recordings of affirming, validating letters to queer/trans* people who don’t get that kind of support from their moms
i would say more about it but
im kind of busy in this puddle of tears on the floor so
In case any of my followers don’t have this kind of support from home…
have we ever actually eliminated unemployment at any point in the history of capitalism? no? weird, it’s almost like poverty and unemployment exist to force workers to work for lower and lower wages and to tolerate shitty working conditions lest they end up unemployed and evicted
For the earliest Christians, coming together as a community was an act of subversion. It was the creation of a radically new ‘family’ or ‘body’ that transcended biological relationships and the established social order. It was a rehearsal for the end times, when the human body, with its physical attributes would be raised as a spiritual body, or ‘pneumatikos soma.’ In other words, church was an ‘external community of radical love.’ That is, the church was a new community that dissolved traditional boundaries that kept people apart such as biological relationships, social class, and physical attributes.
In some ways, the families of choice that queer people have created (such as same-sex and gender-variant marriages, domestic partnerships, polyamorous relationships, and broader friendship networks) can be viewed as communities of radical love. Like the early church, these communities are new ‘families’ and ‘bodies’ that cut across traditional boundaries that separate us. Indeed, the rainbow flag and annual pride marches are symbolic of this ideal for the LGBT community. These symbols mark us as a community that aspires to dissolve boundaries based on traditional identity markers.
Indeed, to the extent that the church is one body that is made up of people of many sexualities, genders, and races, we can understand the church as a place that dissolves the traditional boundaries that divide us from one another. As Galatians reminds us, there is neither male nor female in Christ Jesus. This gathering up of God’s people, regardless of sexuality, gender identity, and other differences, is the work of the Holy Spirit and is a way of returning us to the radical love that was sent by the first person of the Trinity, and the radical love that was recovered by the second person of the trinity.
— Patrick S. Cheng, Radical Love: An Introduction to Queer Theology, "Church: External Community of Radical Love"