New Statesmen By Freddie Hayward
During his teenage years in Melbourne, Australia, the human rights activist Peter Tatchell volunteered as a Sunday school teacher. “I used to make beautiful biblical tableaus with cardboard cut-outs to show the kids. My classes were always very, very popular,” he recalls, chuckling, “because I’d choose all the good stories.”
A devout Christian growing up, the gay rights campaigner, now 69, tells me that from a young age he was attracted to the more radical stories in the Bible. Though Tatchell swiftly relinquished his religious beliefs, he initially saw stories such as the Sermon on the Mount as part of a “theology of liberation against injustice”. Read the full article.