“Mom, I’m Gay” Author to Speak

Christian Parents: Do you have a child who’s gay, lesbian, or transgender? Hilliard United Methodist Church invites you to meet Susan Cottrell, author of Mom, I’m Gay: Loving Your LGBTQ Child and Strengthening Your Faith (Revised Edition, Westminster/John Knox Press, 2016).

She will address the audience, take questions, and sign books afterward at a reception in the Social Hall. Free and open to the public. Free childcare provided. Cottrell flier

From Susan’s website (www.freedhearts.org): “When your child reveals that he or she is attracted to the same sex, how you respond may have a lot to do with your faith. Doesn’t the Bible say that’s wrong? Will we have to leave our church? Worst of all, you may wonder, “Do I have to choose between my Christian faith and my child?” Susan Cottrell is a mom who has been there and wants you to know that loving and accepting your gay child does not mean abandoning or even compromising your faith. This is not a book about the politics or morality of homosexuality. This is a book about how to respond with love and support during this vulnerable time for your child. With practical advice and heartfelt encouragement, Cottrell guides readers through the fear and uncertainty Christian parents of LGBTQ children often feel. The NEW Revised & Expanded edition is here, the book so many of you have been asking for — with a foreword by Justin Lee, author of Torn & Director of Gay Christian Network.”

Susan Cottrell is the founder of FreedHearts (www.freedhearts.org), a ministry for families of LGBTQ individuals, and vice president of PFLAG Austin. She is a speaker and author who has been married for twenty-seven years and is the mother of five children, including a queer daughter and a lesbian daughter. She speaks regularly to PFLAG groups around the country.

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