Dear 2016 General Synod,
These are some of the words you used to describe LGBTQ+ people. They are not the words we use to describe ourselves. But you, who cannot be bothered to Google or ask, insist that you love us. Not only that, you demand that you be the ones to decide who and how we love, that you get to set the limits of our desire, that our very belonging in Christ’s Church is yours to determine. That, or you will leave.
You soothed your souls with one last proclamation, but from my perspective, you left us long ago.
In love and pain,