TESTIMONIALS

“Your seminar was the first time in my life (45 years) that I saw the true interpretation of the historical timeline and the Bible side by side. I realized that I was not an abomination to God as my mother states. Thank you for enlightening my path as I walk with God in my new understanding of His Word.” Brian, Sacramento

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“Kathy’s seminar has changed my whole understanding of the history of the American Church, American politics, and the LGBT community.  Her precise way of cutting through the lies, mistruths, and ignorance of the general population regarding this information is transformative.  I walked away with a better understanding of what society has said about LGBT persons versus what God has said about LGBT persons.  This understanding gave me freedom of faith, an acceptance of my own sexuality, and cultivated healing and wholeness in my life.”  – Alisa, San Francisco

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“Finding Kathy’s website was a blessing for us. We are Christian parents who raised our children in church and Christian school. Having a gay child brought years of shame and guilt. We were confused, struggling and searching for answers. When I stumbled onto her website, it was a breath of fresh air!
Kathy has been given a gift to share, a mission to reveal the truth, a ministry of reconciliation that cannot be stopped and won’t be silenced. Kathy, you are strong, you are kind, you are a blessing to so many. Thank you from the bottom of our weary hearts!” Sandra, SoCal
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“Thank you so much for your mission of educating what the Bible truly says about homosexuality and putting it into a historical context. It’s hard to come away from your seminar NOT feeling outrage and crying out for justice. What your seminar has taught me was to challenge the long-standing beliefs of the Church (as well as psychology and the common “norms” of society). It has given me more insight and material into potential discussions about homosexuality and the Bible. I have gained tremendously for my journey of reconciling faith and sexuality. And I’m as sure as hell gonna make sure my orange juice can’t coming from Florida!” Peter, East Bay CA
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“When I first heard you speak at a local conference last year I was touched by the passion and drive that the Lord had put on your heart for this topic. You are filling a hole in the story that has not been told and I’m excited to see where it leads. Thank You for standing up when called.” Clifton, KC, MO

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Kathy, not only do I see you as a bridge builder – I see you as a rebuilder of walls. Not the type of walls that represent fear and defensiveness but rather, the walls of home – a safe place in which the entire body of Christ can live intruth. The reason the image on your site reminded me of this book was because it resembled the rubble of a broken down wall. A wall that needs rebuilding.

In my eyes, it seems our Creator has sent you to do just that. So even though I have only had the pleasure of enjoying brief conversation with you that one day way back when, I would just like to encourage you to continue to do your thing – to keep following where you feel led and believe that it will be blessed. Thank you so much for the work you are doing because you are not only building bridges, but you are building us all a safe place to come home to. There may be many enemies, but our Lord will fight for us and the walls of our Jerusalem will be rebuilt. Stay strong. Stay hopeful. Never lose faith. Thank you again. Nehemiah 4: 11 – 20.” Tabetha, Seattle, WA
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“Kathy Baldock has achieved something remarkable. By tying together such disparate threads as historical understandings of sexuality, scientific discovery, 20th century political movements, and scriptural translation, she’s created a timeline we can look to to better understand where we have come from and where we are now.

At a time of passionate discord over the efficacy of gay relationships and the mainstreaming of marginalized LGBT people both within the church and society, Baldock offers a necessary tonic to our understandings. Regardless of anyone’s position on these matters, there is something new to be heard here.

Baldock herself is eloquent, charming and often quite funny. She seems to take herself seriously only in her passion for God, for truth, and setting people free – people who have been held captive for far too long by fear, by misunderstanding, and by just plain bad practice of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.” Shane, Sacramento, CA
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“Each week of the webinar series is more personal and insightful coupled with Kathy’s research (which is referenced in her book). I wish it would never end. If you haven’t listened, please don’t hesitate. You can still contact Kathy and make arrangements to join in for next week’s webinar.

Tell others about this tremendous opportunity. I’m actually considering inviting friends to come together and listen as a group and then follow up their hour long talk with a group discussion. Kathy Baldock and Yvette Schneider are exceptional resources for all of us to learn from … and if we can’t attend one of their speaking engagements this is the next best option!” Bernice, Los Angeles, CA

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“I support you because I am a Christian with a best friend who is lesbian who I love to the moon and back and I’ve watched her try to find a place to worship and be turned away. I support your work because my heart is broken by the way most churches treat my brothers and sisters that happen to be LGBTQ. It’s legalistic and wrong and someone has to take a stand. I stand with you and everyone else who loves like Christ does.” Karen, San Diego, CA

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I support Kathy’s work because I admire what she does and stands for. Her work, writing and speaking has been an encouragement to me in my personal journey as the proud mom of a gay son. She’s an inspiration and I hope to, like Kathy, impact my community with the message of Christ’s love for ALL.” Dena, San Diego, CA

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“I support you because your work is logical, well researched, Spirit lead LOVE.  Jesus’ love is your motivation behind every tear, every long conversation and every minute of research you have sacrificed in developing a well balanced perspective on the LGBT’s place in the kingdom. It overwhelms my heart to be reminded that my place has always been and will always be on my Father’s lap being loved and being His.” Brent, Las Vegas, NV
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Kathy is one of the most important allies to our community. Often when an LGBT person, or a parent of an LGBT child approach the “Gay and Christian” discussion, they may be dismissed as being biased. However, Kathy has a unique position as a straight mother of straight children. Coming herself from the conservative Christian community, she is trying reach, she is able to come to the table in a way we never could. I have seen her in action and she is inspiration.

She has a vast wealth of knowledge about the bible and the topic of sexual/gender identity that is only surpassed by her love and compassion for those she encounters. Her work is so important and has not been without great risk and cost to her own livelihood. We support her as a voice of compassion and challenge to the conservative Christian Church and struggling parents. We support her as a voice of Christian love, acceptance, and hope to those who have been hurt by the church. She has taught us how we can better reach our hurting community and encouraged us to patient and kind to those who confront us, reminding us that ignorance is the enemy, not our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ.

She is leading the way on this difficult, uphill journey. We want to be on this journey with her so we can encourage each other. The work has just begun, but by focusing on Jesus, together we can get the message out that God loves all his children and all are welcome in his kingdom just as they are – perfect and beautiful in His image.” Open Door Ministries, Orange County, CA
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“I’m support your work because I want to see you complete this mission. You are already a lifesaver — saving lives of young people who need affirmation, love and support. You’ve given your own life (a decade of it!) to this loving, healing, teaching mission, and there are no words to thank you for what you are doing and have done. As you educate conservative Christians your ability to save lives grows.

The conservative Christian community is killing our LGBT loved ones, unwittingly out of ignorance and because of a distorted version of love. Killing them physically by sending them to a place of desperation (suicide). Killing them spiritually by driving them away from church. If it were possible they would be driven away from the God who made them and loves them unconditionally.

Kathy, I am so grateful for the time you’ve dedicated to this cause on behalf of our beloved children, my own dear son, and the Christian community as a whole. You are doing your part to help us all know The Truth, and The Truth will indeed set us free. May God continue to bless the work of your hands, which He established for you to do. Amen! So hey, I’ve sent money. It’s the least I can do.” Betsy, State College, PA
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” I don’t know anyone who works as tirelessly or as diligently, on a CONSTANT battlefield, as Kathy. She IS Jesus. She is proof that Jesus is very much alive. On MY behalf, she wields the Sword of the Spirit, the Breastplate of Righteousness, the Helmet of Salvation, the Shield of Faith, the Belt of Truth, and Shoes Made of the Peace of the Gospel (you know she loves hiking, right?)! She is a compassionate and fierce soldier in God’s Army–fighting for me. I am convinced that her mansion in Heaven is going to be SO MUCH bigger and better than mine, and I’m really okay with it…because I know she’ll invite me over.” Jason, Chicago, IL
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“Kathy, I support the work that you do because I admire your ability to get to the heart of issues and clearly articulate your loving, inclusive message. I also admire the work you do to help educate about transgender people, who are in the most danger from violence and attack. I am a 5th generation Mormon whose ancestors crossed the plains and settled the valleys in Utah. My partner and I met in Sunday School more than 25 years ago and were legally married in Washington State this past November. Because your message is to the Conservative Church, I believe LDS believers can benefit from your thoughtful insights and faithful advocacy.” Steven, Vancouver, WA

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“Tori and I support Kathy’s work because there is such a gap between GLBT people and the mainstream church which is unnecessary and absolutely wrong and needs to be changed. God is love. Jesus is love. Hate is not from God no matter how justified a person feels because hate and God do not go together in any way. Kathy works hard to get Christians who are not GLBT to understand there can be GLBT Christians. She does this through education and with patience. There seems to be a growing shift in people’s thinking about GLBT issues generally. Therefore, it is time the church realized God loves everyone. He said, “Whosoever comes to me …” (John 3:16-17). He didn’t provide any exceptions to this. Kathy is working to help all Christians to understand this.” Elaine, Vancouver, CA

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“Kathy is among the pioneers who are engaging people in the conservative church who aren’t sure how to feel about or who are openly afraid or ignorant about LGBTQ people and issues. For that courage and dedication–and for her friendship–I will always be grateful. …And it’s so true. I’ll always be thankful for the few days I spent with you.” Lisa, NYC, NY
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“Kathy Baldock has been called by God to help the evangelical church face the reality that you can be Christian and gay, and to challenge Christians to really study God’s word and the facts about sexual orientation and gender identity, rather than just parrot what they have heard from others. When we study this issue with open hearts, asking God for wisdom and truth, we may be very surprised by the answer He gives us. Kathy’s love for the LGBTQI community, and her love for God, have intersected in a unique, extremely important ministry. God’s church needs to hear what Kathy has to say!” Marlene, Berkley, CA
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“As a parent of a gay daughter I am so impressed with the work that Kathy is doing for our children. I feel honored to know her and am very proud to support her work. To have such a strong, caring voice helping to bridge the gap in this battle means so much to me. I can hardly wait to see what God is going to do through this incredible lady and I am really looking forward to the educational webinars she is doing for the Moms. I just know I want to be part of what YOU are doing! God is taking you places and I think it’s awesome and want to be along for the ride! God Bless you Kathy!” Julie, Fort Wayne, IN
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“We support Kathy because we wish we had someone like her when we were struggling with our faith and sexuality — between our identity as children of God and the sexual identity we were created in. Kathy is in forefront and we want to be right behind her so our LGBT youth will know that God loves them and created them the way they are, so that they will experience love and fellowship from other LGBT believers in Christ. It breaks our hearts when we hear of gay teens killing themselves because our message of love was drowned out by hate and rejection that Kathy is working against. That’s why we support Kathy.” Joon and Alan, Long Beach CA

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“I admire and appreciate your tireless devotion to the work that you do in sharing the truth that we are all God’s children -whether we are lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, trans-gender straight or somewhere in between. I have enjoyed hearing of some of your research and think that your book will be a fascinating and insightful read. I appreciate that I have been able to direct people to your website as a resource.” Warren, San Francisco, CA

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“I support Kathy and her work to educate and foster relationships that occur because of her unique situation as a straight woman and the journey she’s been on. She has a part to play in helping the evangelical church move on from the culture wars we find ourselves in. I believe her efforts will assist in the on-going in-breaking of Shalom that represents the gospel message to me.” Mark, Houston, TX

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“I support your work because it is holy work to mend broken relationships and soothe broken hearts; infusing the light of love and truth where misunderstanding and prejudice have cast a dark shadow is how you have become Jesus’s hands and feet in the world. Thank you.” Jeffrey, NYC, NY

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“I met Kathy a little over a year ago at a Donut shop in Seattle. She agreed to sit down with me (not knowing who I am) when I had messaged her via Facebook after seeing that she was passing by Seattle. That is a day I will remember and cherish. It was the first time someone had looked me in the eyes and said in such a sincerely beautiful way God made no mistake, you are perfectly made.

After a wonderful long talk and being given a ton of resources we both stood up and she came over to me and gave me the most wonderful hug, and again told me how beautiful I was in Gods eyes and in hers. I heard, I saw (in her eyes) and I felt what I’ve been dying to receive from someone for a long time, that unconditional love. It has been amazing to see all that she has been doing for LGBT Community and the Christian Community. Building that bridge between the two. She is a huge blessing in my life and so many others. I am excited to read her book and to continue to see the great things she has coming. Thank you Kathy!” John, Seattle, WA

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“I support Kathy’s work because she is using her spiritual gifts to bring reconciliation between the Christian and LGBT Communities and healing to victims of spiritual abuse. In the process, many lives are enriched and heartsare touched in a very powerful and meaningful way.” Dr. Chip, Orlando, FL

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In Jesus’ day, many religious leaders concerned themselves with excluding various people, and telling people they were not welcome. They were shocked and outraged at the way Jesus welcomed all, and would let no-one be turned away. I believe Kathy is followings firmly in Jesus’ footsteps, welcoming those who have been turned away, and wedging open the door to all who would come in .

Frankly, I am in awe of her tireless campaigning, meticulous research, simple compassion and hospitable spirit. She has faced insult and exclusion for the sake of others, and is a fearsome warrior for her gay brothers and sisters in the family of God. For too many years, gay Christians have knocked on the door of the church, asking to be let in. It takes voices of straight people, like Kathy, to say ‘come on it, we are all family together’ to help the church become what it should be – God’s family on earth in all its diversity.” Nigel, UK

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“I support Kathy Baldock because she is a difference maker. I thought this before we met and my impression was solidified when I met her in person through The Reformation Project. I got chills and she affirmed my place in church when she said, “We can’t see the full picture of God without all of his children.” Suzanne, Baltimore, MD

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“They say that actions speak louder than words, but Kathy has devoted her life to turn words into action in changing the face of Evangelical Christianity. I was blessed enough to legally marry the man I love in our own Episcopal Church. Until every LGBT person is able to share in that blessing I will continue supporting the work of Kathy and others like her. She will change the world – because she KNOWS us and she LOVES us. God IS love.” Jason, Baltimore, MD

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“I support Kathy because she’s willing to “roll up her sleeves” and spend her time and energy to work within the Christian community as an LGBTQ advocate. I admire her passion for befriending and defending those individuals who feel lost and alone inside the church while, at the same time, showing the love of Christ to people on the other side of the argument who don’t share her views and beliefs.

It takes a strong person to withstand the repeated rejections and judgments of others for standing up for what you believe and Kathy has accepted this personal cost in her work as an LGBTQ advocate. She is a friend to many, a defender of those who need defending, and a warrior for Christ. I am proud to call Kathy my friend. May God richly bless her for the positive difference she has made in lives she has touched.” Darren, Cleveland, OH

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