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Stories have the power to change the world … they inspire us, teach us, connect us. This is the twenty-first installment in the “Stories That Change The World” series.
I have a private Facebook group for moms of lgbt kids. The group is Serendipitydodah for Moms and presently has more than 1,100 moms in the group. It’s a wonderful community of moms who are trying to be the best moms they can be and who love their kids fiercely. The group is a place where we share a lot of support, encouragement and wisdom.
The following story is from Jennifer Stringfellow, one of the members of Serendipitydodah for Moms. Not only is Jennifer a loving mom and talented stylist but she is a person who is using her own experiences and insights to encourage, inspire and support others. Here is a story she shared in our private Facebook group recently:
Terry, my last client of the day today, has been invited not to return to her job as a preschool teacher at the First Baptist Church of Niceville because she has shared pro marriage equality and pro transgender posts on her Facebook page.
Ever since I met Terry and began doing her hair, she and I have had the most wonderful conversations about all sorts of things. I knew in an instant I could trust her with my heart. I knew she and I were kindred spirits.
Terry is the mother of 5 kids. NONE of them are LGBTQ as far as she knows but she is obviously a UNICORN!!!
I use the term “UNICORN” because to us momma’s of LGBT kids, people unaffected by this who stand up for LGBTQ kids, ARE NOT REAL!!!
So yeah… she’s a UNICORN!
But let me tell you what!!! SHE IS REAL!!!
She said the pastor brought her in his office and began to hurl every verse you can imagine at her. He had most definitely prepared for the meeting with her. She, on the other hand, was not prepared to go toe to toe with a “bible scholar” and could do little more than stand her ground as someone who is dedicated to love like Jesus. She got up and left his office after he accused her of not being a true Christian.
We need more real unicorns in the world like Terry!!
Serendipitydodah for Moms is a private Facebook group created as an extension of the Serendipitydodah blog. The group is secret so that only members can find it or see what is posted in the group. The group was started in June 2014 and presently has more than 1,100 members. The space was specifically created for open minded Christian moms who have LGBTQ kids and want to develop and maintain healthy, loving, authentic relationships with their LGBTQ kids.
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