‘Spirituality & Sexuality’ discussions set for Broadmoor church

Broadmoor United Methodist Church is kicking off a three-week conversation titled “Spirituality & Sexuality” on Sunday, Aug. 10.

This series will cover a variety of issues related to human sexuality, including the sexualization of children, human trafficking, homosexuality and various viewpoints within the United Methodist Church regarding these issues, according to a news release.

“Spirituality & Sexuality” will take place in church services on Aug. 10, 17 and 24, with different themes each week.

Senior Pastor Fred Wideman and Associate Pastor Lee Allen also will lead a breakout discussion after the 11 a.m. services on Aug. 10 and 24 at which everyone is invited to participate for a healthy dialogue on human sexuality and faith.

A snack lunch will be provided during each breakout discussion.

Broadmoor’s Children’s Ministries will provide special activities for children during all services and the after-service discussion periods on Aug. 10 and 24.

A lunch will also be provided.

“The created goodness of human sexuality is corrupted daily by increases in rape, sex trafficking, pornography, over sexualization of young women and conflicting ideas regarding homosexuality,” Wideman said in the news release. “Conversations about human sexuality are dominated by the extremes, leaving our churches and country polarized and paralyzed.

“The church needs to be in this conversation. We must become better equipped for holy and healthy conversation as it relates to human sexuality.”

Broadmoor United Methodist Church is located at 10230 Mollylea Drive, Baton Rouge.