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Crystal Cheatham is an LGBTQ rights activist, host of Lord Have Mercy, and founder of two projects—Our Bible App and the IDentity Kit, which help people ditch toxic theology to find spiritual wellness.
Our Bible App’s The Deconstructionists Playbook takes writers and readers from deconstruction to reconstruction to liberation theology.
As an outspoken activist, Crystal has written about the intersections of faith and sexual identity for the Huffington Post; a faith and spirituality column for the Philadelphia Gay News; served on the steering committee of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) as the Faith and Spirituality chair; and partnered with Equality PA to influence clergy to support non-discrimination legislation. Crystal received her MFA from Antioch University.
- Faith, Identity: Crystal is a very out and proud black lesbian progressive Christian
- Faith Community: Where no piece or part of Crystal feels unloved or unsupported
- Passionate People: No need to apply pressure, protests for positive outcomes
- My People: Didn’t have to fight to be included; create your own new spaces
- Visionary, not Verbal Leader: Publish uplifting, not problematic language
- The Deconstructionists Playbook: Deconstruct, reconstruct, and liberate theology
- God-in-a-Box Mentality: Epic churning and reckoning of faith in nation’s history
- Evolve Organically: Faith and religion are more personal than allowed to be
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