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“Love” has been used to oppress me. “Love” has been the hand pushing me away. “Love” has been the voice telling me I’m going to hell unless I change. “Love” has been the reason for my broken heart. “Love” tells me I must sacrifice my love. “Love” tells me it’s only trying to care for my soul. “Love” sees me as second class. “Love” sees me as broken. “Love” tells me I’m being selfish. “Love” tells me whats “Biblical”. And my beliefs certainly aren’t “Biblical”.

“Love” quietly stands on the side as a bystander. “Love” says “Love the sinner, hate the sin”. “Love” tells me I’m “Welcomed, but not Affirmed”. “Love” tells me they can’t accept my relationships. “Love” tells me I’m living in sin.

The thing is…
I do need repentance. I need healing. I need to see myself as broken. I am selfish. My beliefs aren’t “Biblical”. I’m not “OK”. I need Jesus.

But not because my sexuality is sinful.
But because I’m human.

My relationships are a sacred, holy, and beautiful thing to God.

And this is why I don’t trust “love” in the context of Christians.

Rachel Held Evans puts it beautifully:
“…When Christians are told that God is love, but that “love” looks and feels like the opposite of what we know love to be (it’s angry, it’s emotionally unstable, it’s violent), it’s not a far journey to make for some leaders in churches to ALSO claim that their angry, unstable, and violent actions are “loving”. This is how abuse happens.”


I am an openly lesbian pastor and often blog about what it means to live daily as a Queer Christian. I offer this link as a resource and would love if you would spread the word. 


The former archbishop compared the struggle for LGBT equality to South Africa’s battle to end apartheid.

"I would refuse to go to a homophobic heaven," Tutu said, according to Australia’s Herald Sun. ”No, I would say sorry, I mean I would much rather go to the other place… I would not worship a God who is homophobic and that is how deeply I feel about this.”

If you don’t know who Tutu is and how renowned he is, you should learn more about him.

More after the jump. From Advocate via Enrique Molina


A member of my family recently posted a “10 things people should know about homosexuality,” which was an article, by a pastor, that was very homophobic in nature. It made me, a queer Christian, incredibly angry. So I sat down and wrote out a rebuttal using the Bible (and a few resources you wonderful folks provided) to debunk the list and create a new one supporting our community. Anyway, thought you’d like the link to the post:

Thanks guys! You’re doing such an awesome job. :)

I quite like what this person has written.