Part of a letter to my evangelical friend, who struggles with her brother’s sexuality.

“…it is not fair or excusable that you (and countless others in the church) reject us by dismissing our relationships with God and our experiences…”
Solid. Read this post.

Help Me Help You

To me, to [your brother], to [my brother], and to every other closeted, flamboyant, or “normal” homosexual (in the church or otherwise), it is not fair or excusable that you (and countless others in the church) reject us by dismissing our relationships with God and our experiences—ones that heterosexuals cannot speak to. By no means do I ask that you change your beliefs because to do so would explicitly imply a sort of “homosexual agenda,” a fear-induced term which has slammed the doors to and the ears of evangelical Christians, a belittling sound I am far too familiar with. What I ask and what I would like to see is evangelicals taking time to educate themselves on homosexuality, to listen to our experiences, and to decipher for themselves where they stand personally, much like how many of us spent twenty or so years in the throes of figuring out ourselves…

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