Am I wrong in feeling like straight Christians should stay the [censored] out of the LGBT A side/B side dialogue? It just really rubs me the wrong way when straight Christians get involved in discussions about whether LGBT folks are called to celibacy because of their orientation. Celibacy is a legitimate calling, but not for all LGBT folk, and not because a person is LGBT. And for a straight person to promote the B-side is verging on oppressive to me. Self-hate is not a calling.
It’s another example of straight/cis people holding LGBT people to a whole different standard. And they’re also cheating LGBT people out of love when they do this. They will have their reward on the day of reckoning.
any other queer Christians feel awkward about the term ‘pride’ or is it just me? i’m not against queer rights or anything - it’s just the name, specifically. like, i’m grateful for many things, but i’m not *proud* because everything i have is a gift from God, not something that i achieved. i don’t feel *proud* of God’s love - I feel thankful for it, moved by it, deeply reciprocal in regards to it, but not *proud* :/
Ellis, LGBT pride is about self-worth. Despite people telling us otherwise, we rise above adversity and realize that we are worthy of respect, worthy of love, even the love of God.
Our pride isn’t necessarily in our identity but in our resilience and our unity as people overcoming the same struggle.
Any one know of LGBTQ friendly church databases? Or where to find a LGBTQ friendly therapist?
Enrique Molina, after several days of waiting for votes, has received support as the Editor Elect of Gay Christian International!
I will now officially be stepping down. It was nice while I lasted here, but I am now finished. Hopefully he will be able to commit more time than I could to this blog.
Thank You All.
k-reynolds-a-poetry-deactivated said: can we submit our stories?
Yes! Everyone send me your stories! I want to know how your sexuality has affected your journey with God, whether it made you lose your faith or get closer to our heavenly Father, your relationship with the Church, how you came out, the highs, the lows! Let the world see our stories, because our stories deserve to be told! Too long have we been silenced and ignored!