I'm interested to know if there's a queer or otherwise radical Christian community on Hubski, or if there are queer Christians on here who aren't currently active in that regard. So, take this post as a way for us to find each other if we're out there.
This is something I wrote elsewhere as a quick overview of how I conceive of a queer Christianity.
The term queer has a two-part history, and it is in both of these senses that I use it here. On one hand, it can simply mean weird, strange, or unusual. We are able to substitute any of these words for transgressive: of norms, of traditions, of structures. However, it also carries a second, political sense. Originally a slur thrown at sexual and gender minorities, it has since been reclaimed and serves as a badge of pride for those individuals who now wear it. Indeed, an entire field of queer theory has emerged in academia, and it is the intellectual pool from which a queer Christianity can be drawn out. Queer, in that sense, sometimes holds a radical connotation, one of anti-assimilation and anti-hierarchical politics. Here, this connotation is deliberate and will be maintained.
With this in mind, a queer Christianity is one which deliberately transgresses the boundaries of Christian culture. It stands against the Scylla and Charybdis of liberal and reactionary theology, instead taking a radical stance. At the intersection of race, class, gender, and sexual orientation, it opposes all hierarchies and institutions that marginalize: heteronormativity, the patriarchy, white supremacy, colonialism and capitalism. For us, Christianity is not a set of beliefs or metaphysical claims about the afterlife, but a theological praxis. Our Christ is the Christ who chased the money-lenders from the Temple, walked with sex workers, and stood in solidarity with the marginalized, who praised the Samaritan over the pharisee and who died under the mechanisms of the Roman state—the Christ of the universal absolute.
Our God is the God of the oppressed, and she suffers with us.