“This is such a time, Church”

My brother and friend John Pavlovitz…right again, Bro!!

“History teaches us that whenever entrenched and systematic discrimination, bigotry, and hatred have been overcome, it’s only happened when those within the ranks of the oppressors, have found the courage to speak difficult, direct truth into their own. It’s happened as those on the inside, risked alienation and isolation from their very tribe, in order to defend the powerless, bullied, outnumbered outsiders.

This is such a time, Church.

It has to be, because LGBT people are dying from the wounds our religion has inflicted; not just figuratively, metaphorically, poetically dying, mind you; but brutal, real, bloody, final, no-longer-living, kinda dying—and it’s a flat-out sin.”

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