In Black, Gay, & Christian, Rev. Noah Mitchell outlines the origin of homophobia in black spaces generally and in the Black Church specifically. Mitchell uses his own narrative, research, and experience to provide a way forward for black communities and spaces. Mitchell argues that sexual freedom is a moral good, and this produces freedom for all. Mitchell uses a combination of historical principles, theological reflection, and personal experience to dive deeply into issues of toxic masculinity, sin, fear, and moral duplicity.
This is a must read for Black Church leaders, advocates, and individuals desiring to rethink how gay bodies are viewed in black spaces. Additionally, Mitchell outlines how Black Churches can go from welcoming to affirming spaces. This book is also for people who have struggled with the intersection of being Black, Gay, and Christian. Mitchell speaks life and gives witness to the reality that all should be affirmed and loved.
This Introduction to Sexual Liberation in Black Spaces will make you laugh, it will make you cry, and it will make you think richly about the legacy black spaces have an opportunity to leave.
Coming Soon: April 2021