“For a long time I’ve felt I had no place in the Church. And I’ve got a lot of company, it seems. Women, people of color, gay and lesbian individuals, those of varying cultural groups—we’ve all experienced moments when the message of Christ came packaged in terms that excluded us. The very language from the pulpit betrayed a lack of sensitivity to issues and needs I struggle with. Policies and practices over history seem to have been labeled for someone other than me. Doesn’t anyone hear my voice?”