Our Bible App is coming soon by Brittney McNamara
Yes, the Bible does say that homosexuality is a sin. But it also says that eating pork, wearing a cotton/polyester blend, letting your hair become "unkempt," period sex, and a whole list of things many of us do every single day are sins, sometimes punishable by death. These sins, included in Leviticus, are often disregarded. While rules on eating meat and wearing blended fabrics have largely shed away, the Bible can still feel inaccessible for LGBTQ people.
That's why Crystal Cheatham created Our Bible App, an app focused on LGBTQ, women, and people of color who have faith.
Our Bible App will launch this June and it's looking to take the Bible "back to the roots," helping people of all colors and creeds worship in the way that makes them feel best. In a statement, Crystal said she was driven to create the app after feeling like her faith was being erased.
“I’m black, I’m a lesbian, and I’m tired of feeling like my faith doesn’t matter,” Crystal said. “Some think it’s an anomaly that a black lesbian can be a Christian, but there are many out there like me, not just gay but those who are pro-choice and Christian, anti-Trump and Christian and interfaith and Christian.”
We often have ideas of what certain people look like or believe in, but the truth is people don't fit into neat little categories. Being religious and believing in social justice, or being pro-choice aren't mutually exclusive. That's why Our Bible App will include various meditations, translations, chats, podcasts and readings focused on different ways to worship. From social justice devotionals to spiritual-based readings the app plans to cater to all kinds of people who want to practice their bible-based religion, not just those who most people think want to worship
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