"I'm Christian, Unless You're Gay." If you are someone who believes that you should 'love the sinner but hate the sin,' you really must read this. I am thrilled to share this original article by Dan Pearce. Absolutely brilliant. Thank you, Dan. Today I want to write about something that has bothered me for the … Continue reading Love the Sinner, Hate the Sin?
"Where did any of us arrive at the conclusion that we were given permission to finger point and say shame on you! If someone could preach how damaging judgments are that would be fabulous… oh wait! YOU ARE!!! I am in tears… This world, these “christians” are not what God had in mind." This is … Continue reading How to Become an Ally via Facebook
I love Jesus. I really love Jesus. But I am sick about all the stuff people try to attach to Him. I grew up in a home where any religion was ridiculed. It was for the weak, gullible, unintelligent -- the last thing anyone in our family wanted to be. Yet, Jesus is so appealing. … Continue reading Jesus in the Real World
I recently heard from yet another Christian mom whose daughter was rejected by their extended family. They had rallied around in love and sacrifice to accommodate the significant physical challenge she was born with, but when she revealed her same-sex attraction, their unconditional love became, well, conditional. We love you – but we cannot accept this … Continue reading Does Jesus Ask You to Love LGBTQ?
Coming out for anyone can be scary, because you can't really say, "Just kidding!" if someone goes ballistic. Becca took a courageous step to come out to her sister away at college and was quite relieved at her loving response. Because they had been reading my blogs, they shared their conversation with me and then … Continue reading How to Come Out to Your Sister
What happens when the church or society decides that something in your life is now a "particularly evil sin?" What happens when they come for you? We have been evangelicals for 24 years -- last weekend we visited an open and affirming church in Austin. I was struck by the immediate kindness, compassion and intimacy … Continue reading What Happens When They Come For You?
Your child is gay. Do not be afraid; it's going to be alright. In fact, it will be amazing! Your world feels shaky but I encourage you to relax. It's not just going to be okay, it will be better than okay. Your child is gay, or bi, or trans, but that's not all. Your … Continue reading Parents, Your LGBTQ Kid is Going to be Fine