Reason 67542798 that my roommate is awesome and it sucks that she is no longer actually living with me. Roomates 5ever regardless.
Best article I’ve read yet.
“Because let’s face it: Christians go WAY out of their way to “hate the sin”–i.e., by voting against gay marriage, voting against civil unions, voicing their angst about gay people adopting children (just to list a few). Is it possible that Christians lose the ability to truly “love the sinner” because they’re so busy “hating the sin”? Do Christians put anywhere near the energy into “loving the sinner” as they do “hating the sin”?
All I know is that the GLBTQ communities are becoming quite used to feeling unloved by Christians. And with good reason.
How many times do we hear Christians say something like, “I don’t hate gay people. I may not agree with their lifestyle. But I don’t hate them… ”
If you were gay, would you believe that? Think about it. Would you feel loved by somebody if they included rules, context, and/or explanations about your lifestyle every time they spoke about how much they don’t hate you? Only when talking about gay people do Christians feel the need to preface their “love” or “non-hate” with some variation of “I don’t agree with your lifestyle, but…” Christians don’t talk about any other group of people like that–only gay people.”
Marilynne Robinson, When I Was a Child I Read Books
I think I’m just going to quote this whenever someone tells me they’re ‘spiritual but not religious’ or ‘I believe in Jesus but I don’t want to be called a Christian.’
I may not completely dig the execution, but I love that somebody in the church is calling out the misogyny, lack of love, and homophobia in the church. Let’s at least get a conversation going.