Canyonwalker Connections Webinar series

Online Audio Webinar Series for Walking the Bridgeless Canyon

Canyonwalker Connections produced an online audio seminar series following the format and information from Walking the Bridgeless Canyon to help train and educate LGBT people, their families, and allies. 

The 6 part webinar series is hosted by Kathy Baldock, with Yvette Schneider, former policy analyst for Family Research Council, and head of Women’s Ministries at Exodus International.

Week 1. Same-sex behavior and homosexuality in history and in the culture 

  • Early understanding of same-sex behavior
  • The “discovery” of heterosexuality and homosexuality
  • How did heterosexuality become the “good” sex?
  • Historical terms about same-sex attracted people and the link to views on women
  • How did homosexuality come to be understood as a mental illness?
  • The beginnings of reparative, or change therapy

Week 2. Religion and Politics

  • Gays in the American culture from the 1940s to the 1960s

    Sisters of Thunder

    Yvette Cantu Schneider and Kathy        Baldock

  • The roots of Fundamentalism
  • The need to galvanize unregistered blocs of Funda­­­mentalists in the mid-1970s
  • Conservative voters and gay activists rise in response to actions by Anita Bryant
  • The AIDS crisis in the 1980s and the response of the American public and Christian church

Week 3. Science

  • What is sex?
  • What is intersex?
  • Understanding gender
  • Understanding transgender
  • The science of sexual orientation
  • “Gay sex” — so, do the parts “fit”?

Week 4. Same-sex behavior in the Bible

  • Leviticus 18 and 20
  • Romans 1
  • 1 Corinthians and 1 Timothy
  • Deuteronomy 22:5
  • Civil marriage and biblical marriage

Week 5. LGBT Christians and their allies

  • Trying to “fix” gay Christians and the rise of the Exodus-type ministries
  • Mixed orientation marriage where one spouse is straight and one is gay
  • The beginnings of the gay Christian movement

Week 6. How best to become an ally or help create safe places for those coming out

  • The first studies on LGBT youth did not begin until the early 1990s
  • How best to help your LGBT child as they come out
  • Helping to create safe places for LGBT youth and adults in churches

The webinar series is hosted here.

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Kathy Baldock Walking the Bridgeless CanyonHard and audio copies of Walking the Bridgeless Canyon are available signed on the publisher’s website and on Amazon.

Copies of Yvette’s book Never Not Broken are available on Amazon.


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