A “Very Tired Christian” Answers Critics of His Support for LGBTQ People

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.

Read “Dear Offended Christian, From a Very Tired Christian.”

Letha Dawson Scanzoni
Letha Dawson Scanzoni (1935-2024) was an independent scholar, writer, and editor, and the author or coauthor of nine books. In 1978, she and Virginia Ramey Mollenkott wrote Is the Homosexual My Neighbor?, one of the earliest books urging evangelical Christians to rethink their views on homosexuality (updated edition, 1994, HarperOne). More recently, Letha coauthored (with social psychologist David G. Myers) What God Has Joined Together: The Christian Case for Gay Marriage (HarperOne, 2005 and 2006). Another of Letha’s most well-known books is All We’re Meant to Be: Biblical Feminism for Today, coauthored with Nancy A. Hardesty (Word Books, 1974; revised edition, Abingdon, 1986; updated and expanded edition, Eerdmans, 1992). Letha served as editor of Christian Feminism Today in both its former print edition (EEWC Update) and its website for 19 years until her retirement in December 2013.


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