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#DoBetterYoungLife

Updated: Mar 14, 2022

This week we get a little bit Mafia Jesus on one of the largest Christian youth organizations in America, discussing again how vital it is to create affirming spaces for LGBT+ in the Christian community. Kent Thomas joins us to discuss #DoBetterYoungLife and the movement he started to encourage Young Life and other religious organizations like them to change their exclusionary policies.


Kent Thomas was actively involved in the Young Life organization throughout his youth, climbing the ranks towards becoming a Young Life Leader before being denied the opportunity because he was an out gay man. After posting about his experience using the hashtag #DoBetterYoungLife, it has since become a grassroots community advocating for inclusion in the organization regardless of background, gender identity or sexual orientation.

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