Keywords:Queer families, holy family, Mary, Matthew, Joseph, Jesus, non-conformity
The Holy Family is a Queer family, and Queer families are holy families—not because Queer families are perfect but because our very existence communicates radical belonging. One of the most powerful magnetic forces in society is the need to belong. My family belongs in Mennonite circles, Jewish circles, Queer circles, and more—all at the same time. With the power of belonging comes also the power of othering. Queer families are relatively common as more people than ever are out. We are prophetic, truth-telling witnesses to the upside-down kin-dom.
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