- 4 years ago
…………your interactions with members of the Christian community, and if/how they influenced your own spirituality? How did they treat you? How would you like them to treat you? And most importantly, what did your experience with them tell you about Jesus Christ?
I have been a Christian for 10 years. I am commonly what is called a “born againer”, because my spiritual awakening caused a dramatic change in my life(I was studying druid mysticism before my conversion). Since becoming a Christian, I have observed something: The Christian community is all over the map about homosexuality. There are churches that believe gays choose their sexuality the same way they decide which socks they put on. There are churches that not only marry gays, but have gays holding office in the church. There is everything in between. I have heard bible studies about both ends of the spectrum that quote the same scriptures to justify it.
I am very interested in hearing what the experience has been in the LGBTQ community concerning personal interactions with members of the Christian community, and how it influenced your answers to the questions in the beginning of the post.
I know this is a very emotional subject for many people. I am posting this thread as a learning opportunity for myself and anyone else who is interested. I am genuinely interested in the answers. I appreciate participation from anyone who chooses to post, but I don’t want to have this thread get closed because it devolves into a lot of stereotyping and insults. Part of why I love this site so much is because the women on here are so interesting and intelligent. Let me learn from you 🙂