I was talking to a man recently who has been coming to our church after a small group discussion we had about faith and sexual orientation. His perspective really bothered me at the time, but I wasn't sure why.
In my 30 years as any advocate for God's love for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, I've had countless conversations with those who think differently from me about God, Scripture and the place of the LGBT faithful in the church.
After the book God's Politics became a best-seller in 2004, the accompanying website launched two years later became the "go to" place for conversations that tried to broaden the definition of what it meant to be a follower of Christ.
In August, fundamentalist preacher Dr. Michael Brown organized a regimen of red shirted Bible-thumpers to infiltrate Charlotte’s gay pride event.
Here we go again.
Last week, the North Carolina state legislature passed a proposed anti-LGBT constitutional amendment that would ban any legal relationship recognition for same-sex couples. The amendment now proceeds to the ballot for a statewide vote during the May 2012 primary.
This time, we’re ready.
It is inevitable that Christians who would now be described as “liberal” will be the overwhelming majority of Christians in America. That sea change, the waters of which we already feel swelling everywhere around us, can no sooner be stopped than can the moon passing across the night sky.
Letter of the week:
The religious right is out of the closet. No, not THAT closet (although I’m sure that door could swing open and reveal some hidden friends).
Yesterday I received this email (which I use here by permission):