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closetedgaychristian:

This sums up the anti-gay movement perfectly.

Yet these people slander whatever they do not understand, and the very things they do understand by instinct—as irrational animals do—will destroy them.” Jude 1:10

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hugshim-nomore:

gaychristian:

This is the latest Gallup poll showing that LGBT people are less likely to be religious because of intolerance or unacceptance.

Feel free to share your thoughts.

I think about this a lot. My old church practically kicked me out. When everyone who is supposed to be godly and Christ-like sends a message of hate, it’s easy to give up on your faith. I wish there was more of a gay Christian community around me :/

Whoever claims to love God and hates their neighbor is a liar. How can you love God whom you’ve never seen and hate your neighbor who you see often?

Why abandon your faith because of people who do the opposite of what Jesus taught us? Our faith is in God.

If there’s no affirming community where you live, create one. It can be as simple as a weekly Bible study at a coffee shop. Start it and it will grow.

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I’m cannot say you’re incorrect. Even in the ELCA and Episcopal Church, there’s still much disagreement. Denominations like Methodism and Roman Catholicism don’t even come close to being welcoming.
But anti-LGBT people don’t own the Church. Why are we so willing to let them have it? We’ll fight for our freedom to marry or to adopt, our people fought even when it meant risking our lives. But when it comes to fighting for our souls, we just give in and let the Mark Driscolls and Bill Donahues have the Church.
Jesus was not sanctioned by the religious establishment of His time, but that did not stop him. He was the stone that the builders refused and now He is the chief cornerstone. And like Him. I believe LGBT people have a special purpose. —EM

I’m cannot say you’re incorrect. Even in the ELCA and Episcopal Church, there’s still much disagreement. Denominations like Methodism and Roman Catholicism don’t even come close to being welcoming.

But anti-LGBT people don’t own the Church. Why are we so willing to let them have it? We’ll fight for our freedom to marry or to adopt, our people fought even when it meant risking our lives. But when it comes to fighting for our souls, we just give in and let the Mark Driscolls and Bill Donahues have the Church.

Jesus was not sanctioned by the religious establishment of His time, but that did not stop him. He was the stone that the builders refused and now He is the chief cornerstone. And like Him. I believe LGBT people have a special purpose. —EM

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This is the latest Gallup poll showing that LGBT people are less likely to be religious because of intolerance or unacceptance.

Feel free to share your thoughts.

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This gay ELCA pastor drives a food truck, giving free meals and offering prayer.

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Anonymous said: Hey there! I just wanted to say I really like what y'all have done to the page. My name is Andrew and I helped get this page going with my friend Ian and it was my life for a long time. I am happy to see that other passionate individuals are running it now. Cheers

Thanks so much. We have to keep spreading the word: God’s love is all-inclusive. We are loved just as we are.

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Anonymous said: I'm not really sure if you are or planning to get married but I wanted to know if you are going to (or didn't) wait until marriage to have sex?? I'm just sort of wanted to know from a lgbtq perspective. Thanks a lot!

I’m common law married. I’m comfortable saying that my first and only sexual partner is the man who is now my husband. Once things became more serious, we felt ok taking that next step. That was before any permanent commitment was made but after establishing a bond.

Do I believe you have to wait until marriage to have sex? No. But I do believe your partner should be someone you trust and someone toward whom there is mutual respect. Because the real thing to be worried about is being vulnerable to someone who doesn’t respect the sacredness of your body. Therefore, I tend to discourage ‘casual sex’ but I’m nobody’s judge either.

Protect your heart. Only allow someone who is worthy to share in that experience. And of course, ALWAYS practice safe, consensual intimacy.

PS Unless you’re a bottle of olive oil, your virginity or lack thereof says nothing about your character.

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Anonymous said: How do you view the relationships between Naomi and Ruth or Johnathan and David?

Queer as a $3 bill. When the YouTube channel is launched, I’ll totes talk about it in detail. Everyone check out our ‘Donate’ page and help make YouTube happen!

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Anonymous said: Today when I was at church, I was in a small group and the guest speaker came over and said, "I have a question, why do Christian tend to be oppressors when it comes to homosexuals?" And there was this girl next to me who yelle out, "FINALLY!" And as the closeted gay I am, I looked over at her and I nodded my head in agreement. My youth leader started answering the question very kindly and I was like, YES in my mind, but then, he began speaking of how it was a sin, and me anf the girl were angry

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Today in my church, the gospel reading began with Jesus teaching that it’s not what goes in your mouth that defiles you but what comes out of it. You can couch your hatred in as much language as you want but it’s still hate. As it becomes less accepted to trash LGBT people, many have begun to soften their tone. “We don’t hate gay people, BUT…” And as soon as you add a qualifier on there, you’ve put Jesus in a box. 

In our prayers of the people today, the message of inclusion that should be in all churches was so beautiful:

In the name of our compassionate God who cares for all people without difference or distinction…

that God will stir up a new awareness of the dignity of every human being so that we may work together for the good of all…

In thanksgiving for the diverse gifts God gives to us all, and the grace to rejoice in the lives of those who are “different…”

Orientations and gender diversity is a gift. God makes us all different because we can all learn and grow from being around people unlike ourselves. And so I’m really hoping that church leaders stop acting like modern-day Pharisees and start walking in love. Jesus didn’t go around saying “you’re wrong, and you’re wrong.” So why should any person have the audacity to be more judgmental than God incarnate? -EM

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god-save-the-gays said: Enrique, I figured I would give you an update. If you don't remember me, I was the editor prior to you. I am pleased to say that today, I officially gave my first sermon after spending a summer in a internship with an Episcopal Priest. I am on the road to ministry.

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaas!

We’re so proud of you and wish you well in this journey.