Queering Christianity: Finding a Place at the Table for LGBTQI Christians

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Innovations in Queer Theology:
Embodying MCC’s Open
Communion through Theatre
of the Oppressed

Kerri Mesner


INTRODUCTION

My own understanding of Metropolitan Community Churches’ (MCC’s) open communion has evolved as an integral aspect of my own ministerial journey. The open table is central to my understanding of queer Christianity—from my first experiences as a non-Christian newly out lesbian in my 20s unexpectedly finding myself moved to tears by MCC’s communion liturgy, to a long journey of study and training for the ordained ministry, to pastoral ministry itself, to my current work in artistictheological-scholarly activism. While my theological beliefs have shifted and changed over the years, this conviction—that MCC’s open table is central to our shared faith—has endured, and indeed, I sense a growing conviction that to truly embody our open commensality requires of us a radical return to our shared activist roots. I would suggest that despite

A version of this chapter originally appeared as an article: Kerri Mesner, “Innovations in
Sexual-Theological Activism: Queer Theology Meets Theatre of the Oppressed,” Theology &
Sexuality: The Journal of the Institute for the Study of Christianity & Sexuality
16, no. 3 (2010):
285–303.

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