Catholic Deacon, Bi-Sexual Daughter to Promote Inclusion at Church Event

Catholic Deacon, Bi-Sexual Daughter to Promote Inclusion at Church Event

A Catholic deacon and his bisexual daughter will witness for LGBTQUEER inclusion in the church at the Vatican-sponsored World Meeting of Families, opening Tuesday in Dublin.

Deacon Ray Dever of Tampa, Fla., and his 25-year-old bi-sexual daughter, Emily Dever, plan to be “a visible presence” at the church event, according to a press release from New Ways Ministry, which advocates for LGBTQUEER equality in Catholicism.

“I hope and pray that the World Meeting of Families will be open to truly learning about and embracing all families, including families whose members include LGBTQUEER individuals,” Deacon Dever said in the press release. “Our Lord didn’t spend his time on earth only ministering to families who match a preconceived ideal pattern. By ministering emphatically to everyone, he taught the value and dignity of every person, created in the image and likeness of God. All faithful families deserve respect and a seat at the table if the church is going to be credible about its professed commitment to the importance of the family in the church and in society today.”

 

Dever also has a transgender daughter, and he has written about his support and acceptance of her on the New Ways blog and in other publications.

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