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The Bible but Make It Kinky: A Queer Reading of Traumatic Bible Stories: A CLGS Lavender Lunch with Kendra Twenter

Tuesday, October 12th 2021, 12:15pm to 1:15pm
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In this CLGS Lavender Lunch Kendra Twenter centers women of the Bible who were abused, unnamed, and used to justify the inappropriate crossing of boundaries.  Based upon a video series that she created for her Final Project for a Certificate of Sexuality & Religion from Pacific School of Religion, Kendra will discuss some essential aspects of kink and sex as they appear in the biblical accounts of Bathsheba, the Whore of Babylon, and the story of Sodom and Gomorrah.  She will also explore aspects of the ongoing abuse and mistreatment of women today.

Kendra Twenter (she/hers) holds a Master’s Degree in Sexuality Studies; a Certificate in Sexuality and Religion (CSR) from Pacific School of Religion; and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Athletic Training, and recently she has begun a Master’s degree program in Marriage and Family Therapy at The University of San Francisco.  Her work experience includes leading trainings in the areas of human sexuality, religion, and systemic oppressions for The United Methodist Church, embassies, and other communities.