I want to know…

Some of you reading this will be familiar with my stance on this issue. Some of you won’t be. Some of you will disagree.

I’ve just seen this video for the first time. It’s beautiful.

Yes, I’m a Christian who supports Gay Rights. Let me state this here clearly: I believe in a God of love doesn’t hate those who are only trying to be true to themselves – true to how they were born. I’m not going to engage in a lengthy treatise on the theology of this issue right now. Because, to me, the most basic fact is all that matters: God is love, and loves everyone, no matter what.

I love my homosexual friends dearly, and hope to one day (soon!) live in a world where they have equal rights. So I can go to their weddings and celebrate, just as they came and celebrated with me. A world where they don’t get bullied or treated unfairly or disowned by their family and faith community. A world where we can all be accepted for who we are.

Here’s a handy link for Australians: http://www.australianmarriageequality.com/wp/

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  1. Weirdly enough, one of the most insightful comments I’ve ever heard on this topic came from Paul Ayre (not that he can’t be insightful, just it was a bit more conciliatory than his usual approach):

    “Why can’t we just pretend there is no anti-gay stuff in the Bible? Y’know, like we do with the slavery and the stoning etc. And then we can focus on its core doctrine which is love thy neighbour.”

    (From the end of this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nl4x1li91S0)

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