I’m a pretty lucky guy. I have lots of people in my corner who love and support me. In fact, sometimes my corner gets a little crowded. I don’t say that to brag or to make anyone feel bad about their situation… I’m just saying that I recognize I’m pretty fortunate.
Among the folks who have loved me through my journey are lots of really solid straight people. Love ’em. I mean… when you come out, you know the gay world will rally around you, and that’s great. But when straight folks stand behind and beside you, it takes support to a whole new level.
Joe Hays has been one of these people for me. He’s a pastor who really lives the grace of God – a man whose support meant a lot to me during a tough time. Joe has guest written here before, and hopefully will again.
Until then, I’d like to share a post from Joe’s blog titled “Homosexuality and the Gentiles.” It’s a really provocative thought about why homosexuals should be both welcomed and affirmed in the church and by the Christian community at large. Basically, Joe says that if the first Christians (who still considered themselves a Jewish sect) didn’t require circumcision from the Gentiles to be welcomed and affirmed by the church, then why should the modern church require heterosexuality as a ticket in?
Ok… he says it better than that, so click here and read the post for yourself….