Read these things written here…each one I could have said myself, written myself. Each experience I have had.
I think of the ones who said that I had crossed rivers that were beyond where they would go because of the immorality of my transition would read this. I wish the ones who label me demonized and deceived, rebellious and unsubmitted would have the callouses of self-righteousness dislodged from the eyes of their hearts so they could see these words and hear these hearts.
I wish they could see the gigantic scales of judgement they wave, but they are blinded because these scales obscure true vision and choke compassion.
Dear Reader…it is not your place to do anything but love…just love. There are sooo many things for us to work on in our walk with God besides something that is mentioned around 6 times in the bible.
John, I am so thankful for you…bless you, and may the Lord protect and keep you and make Their Face to shine upon you always.
Do Justice. Love Mercy. Walk Humbly.
Five months ago I sat down on a quiet Wednesday morning to write this blog post, sharing how I would respond if I found out that my children were gay. My hope was to try to humanize an issue that my fellow Christians have largely dehumanized, and to try to set the table for productive new conversations, using the commonality of love for family, as our starting place.
I couldn’t have imagined where those eleven hundred words would take me, both literally and figuratively since then. They brought me into the homes and iPhones of millions of people throughout the world in a matter of weeks; to CNN, and Atheist radio shows, and coffeeshop tables across from Southern Baptist pastors, and Gay Christian conferences, and living rooms of local families, and to all sorts of disparate, yet equally holy patches of ground.
This week those words took me to one of the most sacred spaces yet; a private online support group for…
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