"Go get your God back, however you perceive God," Bishop Yvette Flunder told me when we sat down to chat recently, "because we need divine presence to fight this fight." What fight? The one for the celebration of our queer humanity.
Bishop Flunder is a same-gender loving, Pentecostal-raised, third generation pastor who founded the "radically inclusive" City of Refuge Church in San Francisco. I had the honor of taking a class with her on race, sexuality and the church at Union Theological Seminary and I just wanted to share a little glimpse of her with you. She is a profound reminder of what real religious leadership looks like: courageous, humble, honest and unceasingly on the side of justice.