I wish I had a dollar for every time I heard, “It’s Adam and Eve NOT Adam and Steve.”
How many times have you heard Bible-thumping Christians proclaim that being gay is a sin?
I used to feel powerless and would shrink in defeat when they used scriptural ‘clobber verses’ to justify their bigotry and homophobia.
I’m also embarrassed to say there was a time I shared their toxic beliefs.
Maybe you once did, too.
Maybe you’re LGBTQIA+ and still struggle with these harmful beliefs because they were instilled in you by family or a religious community.
Dear one, how many years have you suffered in silence?
Filled with guilt and shame?
Or maybe you’re someone who has witnessed the pain and persecution of an LGBTQIA+ friend or family member.
And anything you said in their defense was smacked down and brushed off because you couldn’t argue “the truth.”
Even after I had deconstructed from organized religion, I didn’t know how to respond to people who weaponized scripture to condemn the LGBTQIA+ community.
Now, years later, I realize they weren’t actually following scripture — they were following their personal ideologies.
What do I mean by that?
What if we told you that the 'clobber verses' were taken out of context and mistranslated?
What if we showed you studies from America’s leading medical journal detailing how sexual and gender fluidity are perfectly natural?
What if we offered you examples of how Queerness has been prevalent and even celebrated in spirituality, society and culture all over the world since the beginning of time?
What if we opened your eyes to the reality that Christianity only benefits one demographic — and not only supports, but enables and encourages the oppression and marginalization of anyone who is not a white, cishetero, male Christian?
What if we told you that God is not only gay but lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, asexual, intersex and two-spirit, among many other things?
For far too long, the LGBTQIA+ community has been ostracized and vilified by the church and organized religion as a whole.
It’s time to once and for all dispel the myth that being LGBTQIA+ is unnatural, much less a “sin,” uncover the truth about the manipulative and oppressive power of patriarchy and recognize Queerness as the gift it truly is.
In God is Gay, you'll discover...
Dispelling the 'Clobber Verses'
How the ‘clobber verses’ in the Bible have been mistranslated and taken out of context to condemn and dehumanize the LGBTQIA+ community.
That religious trauma is just as real, dangerous and damaging as any other type of trauma we may experience.
That being LGBTQIA+ is perfectly natural — and supported by science, spirituality and nature.
Spirituality is Not Static
That spirituality is not static and scripture is not meant to be taken literally — and both must evolve to remain relevant and meaningful.
Uncover Evangelical and Fundamentalist Christianity
How evangelical and fundamentalist Christianity feed larger systems of oppression and why now more than ever, it’s imperative to get informed, active and connected.
By the end of this workshop, you will:
Be freed from debilitating feelings of doubt, guilt and shame.
Dispel any need or notion to justify your humanity to religious zealots, bigots and ideologues.
Gain a new, more expansive understanding of spirituality, scripture and God that supports and celebrates your true identity.
Develop a thorough understanding of the beauty and importance of being LGBTQIA+ so you can show up in the world authentically and with unshakable confidence.
Become empowered with the tools and resources needed to seek clarity on your own spiritual journey.
Meet Your Teachers
Spiritual teacher, writer, mentor, advocate, Rev Karla has helped thousands of individuals explore, embrace and expand their spiritual-but-not-religious journeys, heal from religious trauma and connect to the Divine through sacred soul work. A powerful and persistent voice for human rights and progressive social change, Rev Karla's teachings can be found on multiple online platforms. A life-long learner of Christianity, her religious heritage, Rev Karla committed to learning about world religions and spiritual traditions by returning to college in her 50's that led her to attend seminary, where she was ordained an Interfaith / Interspiritual Minister in 2017. Rev Karla founded Numa Soul to create a sacred space for healing, empowerment, authentic living and offer opportunities for other teachers and healers to share their gifts alongside her.
Rev Arda is a former spiritual leader, teacher, published writer and activist. She has dedicated her career to sociopolitical transformation and working with mission-focused, values-driven institutions in areas that include resource development and civil rights protections for LGBTQ+ youth and the empowerment of underrepresented women. She has partnered with global non-profits, government organizations, diverse thought and community leaders, and multi-talented artists to raise awareness, develop programs and create policies to support and drive change for underserved communities. Today, Rev Arda continues to facilitate leadership workshops at national universities to develop human potential and shift social consciousness.
What's included in God is Gay?
An 8-part video series designed to help you break free from toxic theology and harmful beliefs, develop spiritual and personal authenticity, clarity, and confidence, and get better informed about systems of oppression that hold power and influence in the United States.
Each video is pre-recorded which means you can do the workshop at your own pace to easily fit your schedule.
You’ll enjoy lifetime access to all the content which will be updated annually!
God is Gay Curriculum
In this groundbreaking course, Rev Karla and Rev Arda will each teach 4 lessons designed to finally free you from the shame and self-doubt inflicted by homophobic, transphobic, and toxic, patriarchal ideologies and empower you to embrace your spiritual and personal authenticity. Each lesson is updated and relevant for 2022.
What people are saying about God is Gay:
"I am so grateful for the God is Gay course. I am deconstructing from my religious indoctrination and want to be a better ally to the LGBTQIA+ community. Rev Karla and Rev Arda shared the content beautifully and helped me to understand how toxic theology continues to dismantle human rights. I found great comfort and healing in Rev Karla and Rev Arda's teachings and I would highly recommend this course. Thank you so much."
"Thank you, Rev. Karla, Rev. Arda, and the whole Numa Soul team. You are making a difference in people’s lives — you certainly are in mine." —MJB
"You have such a beautiful spirit and calming way! Thank you for speaking the fierce truth!” —C
“You have no idea what it would have meant to me to have the two of you in my life when I was a young kid growing up Catholic. This is God’s work if I have ever seen it. Thank you, thank you, thank you.” —JR
You’ll also receive two bonus guides:
The Clobber Verses PDF debunking the seven most common Bible verses weaponized against the LGBTQIA+ community.
A resource guide with links to the content and information researched and cited for this course so you can continue to expand your knowledge and understanding.
How much does it cost?
Our goal is to share this life-changing information with as many people as we can, so we want to keep it as accessible and affordable as possible.
In celebration of Pride month we offered the course at a special rate. The course includes the entire God is Gay, 8-video workshop, plus the Clobber Verses PDF and a Resource Guide for a one-time payment of $27.95.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Absolutely! We will explore each of these verses so that you understand how they have been mistranslated or taken out of context.
First of all, we love and support you on your healing journey. This class will offer you a key element when deconstructing – the opportunity to see God outside of your religious beliefs, in a broader, more expansive and inclusive way. You’ll be invited into a new experience of scripture and spirituality - a mystical and metaphorical rather than literal approach.
No need for concern. Whether you prefer mornings, midday, or evenings, this is a self-paced course, done at your convenience. It’s okay to skip days as you can always come back to each module at a time that works for you - and you will have lifetime access to the material.
We respect the work our clients do with therapeutic programs. At no time do we ever suggest you suspend medical treatment, including medications, because you registered for a program we offer. Your therapist can find all the information they need on this page. If they have additional questions, have them email us at email@example.com.
- We’re excited to work with you too! God is Gay is a course meant to be an affordable, accessible, and transformative experience. During the course, you can send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org, and although we can’t guarantee all questions will be answered personally by Rev Karla and Rev Arda, we will do our best to assist you.
- You can also join our Patreon page where Rev Karla, Rev Arda and other special guests will be going live once a month to have important conversations and answer questions in a safe, private, members-only space outside of social media.
The God is Gay course is not professional counseling or therapy, nor is it meant to diagnose or treat any condition, ailment or illness. If you have concerns around your psychological or emotional health and well-being, we strongly advise that you speak with your mental health professional before enrolling.