blanche, dorothy, and rose buy condoms: lets talk about sex

blanche, dorothy, and rose buy condoms:  lets talk about sex

re-sharing my reflection on Sunshine Faith:

“The Golden Girls” set the bar not only for shows based on female friendship but also demonstrated that older adults were having sex. Despite the groundbreaking messages of the golden girls, we are still hesitant to talk about sex as a society. We lower our voices and even turn red when saying the words penis and vagina. What is so embarrassing? Sexual relations are a natural and sacred expression of the mutual affection and love between two people—the giving of oneself, body and soul, to another. As Blanche proclaims there is nothing to be ashamed of because what they are doing is morally and socially responsible; one can even argue that this is also a faith-based statement. Her words reflect what Reverend Debra Haffner writes in the Religious Declaration on Sexual Morality, Justice, and Healing: “sexuality is God’s life-giving and life-fulfilling gift…all persons have the right and responsibility to lead sexual lives that express love, justice, mutuality, commitment, consent and pleasure…” How can we create spaces where we can openly (and proudly!!!) discuss sex and its presence in our lives and its connection to our faith?

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About delfinwaldemar

i am a native of miami, fl and i am of cuban and salvadoran heritage. i am a social worker and queer theologian who is passionate about engaging the intersections of religion, sexuality, race/ethnicity, and justice—specifically around lgbtq issues. i have a master in divinity as well as a master of social work. as an activist scholar of faith, i am interested in creating spaces where individuals and communities are safe and challenged to explore identity, expression, gender, and orientation in their complexities. i enjoy cooking, eating, laughing, writing, photography, eating more, “queerying” theology, and spending time with family and friends--especially my dearly beloved (while also driving him crazy). my approach to life is rooted in la lucha (the struggle)—lifting up our stories and experiences to inspire creative and authentic conversations and actions that thrive outside boxes transgressing dominant narratives. i hope this space will provide folks who feel isolated or disconnected from communities, especially religious one, an opportunity to wrestle and reconnect and re-member and simply be with the sacred. being raised roman catholic, i have felt marginalized and alone because of who i am within my church community--my queerness bars me from being able to pursue ordination and so this blog will be a space for me to share my journey of faith through homilies, pictures, liturgies, rants, prayer is that this space become a pulpit and sanctuary, a new way of living into our call to radical holiness juntos...a place where you, me, G-d will caminar juntos y juntas en la lucha. Amen.

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