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The homophobic church

Welcome to a special topic episode on our current fight for a national ban against conversion therapy.

Bill C-6 is the Canadian government’s plan to implement a nationwide ban on conversion therapy. In response, our evangelical and catholic churches are fighting to keep this lethal practice alive. Our LGBTQ2S+ children are being harmed by the homophobic church.

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Man erased: S01E29

Man erased Hello and welcome to Episode 29 of This Little Light Of Mine.  My name is James Powell and I’m glad that you’re able to join me for the final episode of season one!  I can’t believe that it’s already been over a year since I first embarked on this soul-searching journey of healing,…

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MOM & DAD – PART 2: Loving in the gray

Mom & Dad – part 2: with LGBTQ parents Dave & Lorraine Powell Hello and welcome to Episode 28 of This Little Light Of Mine.  My name is James Powell and I’m glad that you’re able to join me for the second part of my interview with my parents. If you haven’t already listened to…

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Mom & Dad – part 1: learning to see one another

Mom & Dad – part 1: with LGBTQ parents Dave & Lorraine Powell Hello and welcome to Episode 27 of This Little Light Of Mine.  My name is James Powell and I’m glad that you’re able to join me for today’s interview episode. On today’s episode I’m joined with Christian parenting experts, LGBTQ2S+ advocates, and…

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All aren’t welcome: S01E26

All aren’t welcome Hello and welcome to Episode 26 of This Little Light Of Mine.  My name is James Powell and I’m glad that you’re able to join me for today’s story episode, ‘All aren’t welcome’. I always dreamed that there would be peace on the other side of the rainbow.  I thought that once…

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Toxic outing: S01E24

Coming out – I sat in a chair facing my parents who sat on opposite ends of a sofa on the other side of the room. With one glance at my mom’s already watering eyes I knew that I was about to be devastated.

My father spoke the words, ‘We have reasons to believe that you may be struggling with same-sex attraction’

This is the start of my toxic outing.

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Toxic Jesus – with Marc-Henri Sandoz Paradella: S01E23

Have you been influenced by a toxic Jesus? These idols are born out of oppressive systems that seek to manipulate, control and guilt trip the individual.

Following these idols creates a toxic spirituality that perpetuates harm, covers up the wounds, spiritually bypasses, hides the truth, avoids facing reality, and rejects the pain.

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Supposed to love Christmas: S01E20

As we head towards Christmas I want to share 7 Holiday survival tips for LGBTQ2S+ Christians or for anyone who might have all the happy joyous feelings that we’re ‘supposed to’ have at this time of year.

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Goodbye, all done: S01E19

Drifting towards suicide: At more than one point in my life I thought it would be easier to leave this world than to feel my feelings, follow my God given Knowing, speak out against those I considered to be in ‘control’ and to share my truth.

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Goodbye, all done: S01E19

Drifting towards suicide: At more than one point in my life I thought it would be easier to leave this world than to feel my feelings, follow my God given Knowing, speak out against those I considered to be in ‘control’ and to share my truth.

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