Many people in the Anglican Church see homosex- ual orientation as unchangeable, so they find my story politically incorrect and are quick to dismiss
FT: Most churches want to be a welcoming congrega-
it. They tell me that I was never homosexual, or that I am
still homosexual and living in denial,” writes McDonald
in a Zacchaeus pamphlet. “But I know where I have been,
and I know what the Lord has done in my life. Mine is a
story of God’s transforming power at work in my life.”
McDonald spoke with Faith Today senior editor Karen
tion to people who experience same-sex attraction.
How do we do it?
DM: Let’s identify our target. We have people struggling
with unwanted same-sex attraction, and those who are
quite happy with who they are. We tend to forget that
The Faith Today Interview With
Rev. Dawn McDonald
By Karen Stiller
Dawn McDonald is a Canadian Anglican
priest serving with the Diocese of Central Florida. McDonald is a member of
the Zacchaeus Fellowship, Christians
who hold to the church’s historic view
on sexuality in the face of past or present struggles with same-sex attraction.
McDonald lived in a homosexual relationship for 13 years. Through a profound
encounter with God, McDonald left that
relationship, became a priest, married her
husband and now speaks to the issue of
same-sex attraction and the Church.