The Idol of Heteronormativity

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In this important teaching, Leah examines human sexuality and the distinct categories that it includes: biological sex, gender, and sexual orientation. She begins by exploring the lens cultures, as well as faith communities, have often viewed these aspects of sexuality through: heteronormativity. Do these traditional ways of viewing sexuality in the church and the broader culture match the complexity of these topics? If not, how might our faith actually inform a change in perspective? Here Leah uses the particular instance of folks who do not fit in the binaries of biologically male or female, known instead as "intersex", to help us think through the implications of complexity in sexuality and how our faith might grow in grappling with them.

Listen to the teaching below or read Leah's notes here.