Wear This T-shirt to Church
I want to encourage you.
You, who are attending a church.
You, who are LGBTQ & showing up to a place of tension in your church community.
You who are an ally to the LGBTQ community & upset with your church's view (or lack there of).
You who are in exile from your church community.
You are not invisible.
You don't have to be silent.
Speaking up does not mean being irreverent.
It can be as simple as...
Asking a question. One question can lead to a conversation, and a conversation is often all we need to create change.
Speaking up when you hear a hateful comment, joke or uninformed statement.
Telling your story, or sharing my story. A story told over food or coffee is a powerful tool for changing hearts.
This T-shirt design is intended to be an instantly recognizable symbol for love, church, LGBTQ equality & faith. A statement that LGBTQ community, any way you look at love, should be embraced and integrated into the body of Christ. It is meant to create reconciliation between church & the LGBTQ community. It is not enough to show the LGBTQ community they are loved 'despite' their identities, they need their LGBTQ identities to be affirmed in church & wearing this t-shirt says you support that effort. You support reconciliation with the larger church.
I am working on funding this part of my website and you can help me & get a shirt out of the deal. Pre-order a T-shirt today & after I receive 15 t-shirt orders of each style I will order the shirts, deliver them to those of you that pre-order & fill the store with the remaining t-shirts.
Or consider donating to my work.
In the future, I will ask other artists to contribute their work & we will add t-shirt designs that speak into these same themes of love, LGBTQ, church & faith. If you are an artist who would like to submit work for a t-shirt design or know of an artist. Please contact me.