The trend right now in some evangelical circles is to welcome gay people; to invite them in and build friendships. It’s not until that person tries to join the church, to take on a leadership role, or to get married that they realize the Church never actually accepted them. Despite the welcoming exterior and careful language the church was still anti-gay.
But there’s another group of Christians.
These Christians know that we’ll never see a full expression of God when we exclude the queer community. They see that God created a diverse world and that it’s something to be affirmed and celebrated. In the same way that a church devoid of women or people of color lacks the fullness of creation so too does the exclusion or marginalization of the LGBT+ community. Instead of preaching the Gospel to “the gays”, they look for queer pastors teaching the Gospel.
And it’s that second group that I belong to now. ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜 (this is an excerpt from a series I wrote about how I left traditional evangelical views to become a queer ally. Changing the link in my profile for a few days in case you want to read the whole story ❤️)