Today’s episode features one of the Sanctuary Collectives’ most active and loved member, Caryn Saxon. Brian and Caryn explore the intersections of queerness, singleness, and Quakerism.
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Today’s episode highlights:
- The importance and blessings of singleness in the LGBTQ Christian community
- Caryn’s queer and Quaker journey
- How singleness is different from celibacy and asexuality (and not necessarily “opposite” of polyamory)
- Caryn’s two favorite Bible verses that have deep meanings to Quakerism
About our featured guest: Caryn Saxon
Caryn Saxon is queer Quaker living in southwest Missouri, teaching Criminology undergraduates, and volunteering with criminal-justice involved adults.
Caryn regularly volunteers in the local community in such ways as teaching a weekly domestic violence awareness class to jail inmates and serving on the Missouri Department of Corrections’ Restorative Justice Board.
Caryn is a proud single, cisgender female who considers herself as queer and pansexual.
This is my commandment: love each other just as I have loved you. No one has greater love than to give up one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you.
For where two or three are gathered in my name, I’m there with them.