Well, I say what about the absolutely amazing good thing God has done in New Hampshire and is doing in the Episcopal Church as we take stands to totally legitimize gay people, lifting the shame of centuries of oppressive views toward those who are a bit different from the norm of society. I just don’t get it. Why can’t we get over this terrible injustice right in our own faces? Why can’t people of the same sex love each other and be faithful and true to each other””upheld by church and society””just like the majority?
It would be great to have public leaders not only prize the unity of the church but also prize the movement toward lifting the oppression of gays that KILLS people in Africa, just as it does and has in America and all over the world. I say Jesus would prize this movement toward healing and “seeing things from a different angle.” All the parables turn people’s assumptions upside down so to see new grace in unexpected places. Who would sanction more “Matthew Shepherds”?
Every time a leader speaks in a conservative way, for the cause of unity, without also acknowledging the need to move away from the long held prejudices and stereotypes that kill people, another sword pierces the heart of all of us who are gay or who know and love someone who is gay. Lord, how long?