Post # 17
My best friend is a gay and he is a devout and practcing Catholic.
God hates the sin and not the sinner – and it’s a shame that people often place limitations on God’s love when He, Himself loves us unconditionally.
Post # 18
I, too, never really wrested with the idea of how people can be gay and Christian until this past month. I met and started a friendship through a professor of mine with one of the nicest, strongest Christians I’ve ever met. He just happened to be gay. One of the things he told me really hit close to home, “When choosing between your sexuality and your religion, most people will pick their sexuality.” He also said that most gays he has known have walked away from God simply because they felt they could not serve him and their own natural makeup at the same time.
I am sad how being raised in the church gave me little to no wiggle room to question so many things that drive people away from Christianity. I believe the Bible is about love and Jesus loves each and every one of us, nevermind what gender you are attracted to. By becoming closer friends with this person, it’s made me genuinely sad how most gay people are treated in many churches across the board. I have never even been exposed to the other side of the argument, whenever a gay speaker is brought in to speak at my school or home church it was always from an ‘ex-gay’ perspective.
Post # 19
For those of you interested in this topic, there’s a documentary screening in limited release right now called Love Free or Die, about Biship Gene Robinson, the first gay bishop in the Episcopal Church. http://www.lovefreeordiemovie.com/
Boston bees: it will be playing at the Boston Independent Film Festival this Friday.