As a kid, I was raised in the Catholic church and found great solace in faith… until I learned more about the history of the religion and saw how many forms of theology have been and still are used to sustain some of the worst forms of oppression. I stopped attending Mass, informed my parents I would not be getting confirmed and did a 180 into a very reactionary set of atheist beliefs.
That story been the case for many folks, especially those whose experiences as sexual minorities in the church have been awful and traumatic. But Reverend Beverly Dale, also known as Rev Bev, battles diligently to prove that spirituality, even religiosity, is not incompatible with being queer, feminist or sex positive.
We’ve been honored to have her on the show before and we’re ecstatic to have her back to talk about her journey, the women who inspired her, bringing joy and pleasure to ministry and how she maintains her faith in the modern era.