BCM Thought Matters Seminar – Video – Rejecting Rejection: Finding Myself as a GLBTI Ally

The following presentation was given at Booth College of Mission in New Zealand on 26th October 2017 as part of our “Thought Matters” Seminars. These seminars are a monthly gathering for theological reflection and discussion hosted by Booth College of Mission.

In this video, we hear from Major Christina Tyson, who heads up The Salvation Army’s Communications team and is also editor of the Army’s War Cry magazine. She has been a Salvation Army officer since 1992 and has a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Monash University. Christina is married to Keith, a chaplain at The Salvation Army’s Bridge programme for addictions in Newtown.

There is little that breaks hearts or raises hackles like the discussion of the church’s attitudes and actions towards GLBTI people. Major Christina Tyson will talk about her own journey, from mixed feelings over the Army’s official (but not unified) opposition to Homosexual Law Reform in the 1980s, to marching as a Salvationist in this year’s Wellington Pride Parade.

The video that is played during this presentation can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M85ayjhanzE

And here is the full paper for you to read.

Rejecting Rejection – C Tyson Oct 2017

Note: The views presented in this presentation come from a Salvation Army perspective and were presented at the monthly Thought Matters Seminar. They represent the views of the author and should not be construed as authorised statements of Salvation Army theology.

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