July 18, 2016
John Pavlovitz is a pastor in North Carolina who blogs at Stuff That Needs to Be Said. A strong supporter of LGBTQ equality, he often voices such support through thoughtful posts on his blog. But some Christian readers say they feel hurt, upset, and angry because they disagree with his advocacy for the rights and human dignity of LGBTQ people. They accuse him of betraying biblical teachings. Pavlovitz says he sometimes feels very weary of trying to respond to such readers who simply don’t get it. So he has written an open letter.