religious convictions, Jesus, love, Biblical conversations, LGBTQ, Roman Catholic Church, Anglican Church
Tara: When folks do talk to you about what they see to be the contradictions between being faithful and, uh, having an LGBTQ family, what are some of the things that you say? Do you find yourself getting involved in those conversations, or do you prefer not to get involved in those conversations?
Kevin: Do you want to field this or…
Mohan: Well, we haven’t – I don’t think that we’ve been – people might have those views, but they haven’t challenged us. They haven’t, or I can’t recall that happening. I mean, if somebody were to say that to us, [unclear]. For me, um, um, I would say that if there is a teaching that Jesus taught us, it’s love, and it’s love, and it’s love. And us loving each other and loving our kids, I mean, there is no inconsistency. There is no inconsistency, and that’s all I would have to say.
Kevin: I would say, in my professional world, I certainly get challenged about that, not always overtly, but even somebody standing up the day of my election to say that I shouldn’t be elected. Those people, the people – not those people – the people who stood up to make the objection rested their objection on a set of biblical and theological principles and understanding. So, they would – I would certainly have been in theological and biblical conversations about reconciling our life together and our life with our kids with a more traditional Christian understanding. Absolutely. And I think that’s nothing new. I think that, in fact, even in places like the Roman Catholic Church, the LGBTQ voice is being heard like it’s never been heard before, and the hierarchy there and in other churches, including the Anglican Church, which had either suppressed that or ignored it, can’t do that anymore. Like, we’re just in a completely different space.