January 29, 2015
In his Stuff that Needs to Be Said blog, John Pavlovitz says he keeps hearing from straight Christians who have been questioning their churches’ negative attitudes and discriminatory political actions toward LGBTQ people, but they’ve hesitated to speak out about it within their faith communities. Some have indicated they have been waiting for “permission” and that his writings were providing that. He writes:
“Good, God-fearing, faithful heterosexual followers of Jesus, who’ve lived for decades feeling that something is terribly but unquestionably wrong with the havoc we’ve wreaked in the lives of gay people in the name of God, are moving ever so slowly, out of the shadows and into the bright light of open divergence from the violent, bullying faith story they’ve inherited and been complicit in.”
He’d like to see them moving out of the shadows faster.
Read Pavlovitz’s blog post: “Stand Up, Straight Christians, It’s Time for You to Come Out of the Closet.”