Today we remember St Stephen, the first martyr. Just as Stephen some of his hearers who disliked his words, but could not counter the truth of what he said, were “infuriated and ground their teeth at him“. Stephen, however persisted in proclaiming the truth – and paid the price.
Countless gay men, lesbians and trans people have similarly encountered anger, hatred and violence for living lives of sexual or gender honesty, and even more for speaking publicly about the morality and integrity of our lives. Continue reading