I’ve talked before about why I think coming out
of the closet is a good thing, but lately I’ve been
reflecting on the coming out process itself as a
choice of radical honesty.
And as it turns out, the best inspiration for
radical honesty comes right from Scripture (The
Book of Esther to be precise).
Queen Esther is a cool woman by most accounts,
but did you know she’s a perfect analogy for being queer!? Here’s why:
1. She is locked in a system of rigid gender roles.
The setup of Esther’s story is that King Xerxes keeps his women (yes, plural) on a short leash. One of those wives, Queen Vashti, isn’t too keen on being at the King’s beck and call like a doorman. So one day…
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