First a couple of comments and then I will let this wonderful blog post speak for itself. I will repost it in its entirety, partly because I think there’s been so much traffic to the original post that I’ve had a very hard time getting to the original website.
I ran across this blog post by a Christian pastor yesterday. It’s a beautiful expression of love from a father, and support from a pastor for the gay community. There will undoubtedly be many in the Christian world who disagree with him and criticize him, which is part of why I think it’s important to post this and get support from the gay community.
I’m not sure if other parents think about this, but I do — quite often.
Maybe it’s because I have many gay people in my family and circle of friends. It’s in my genes and in my tribe.
Maybe it’s because, as a pastor of students, I’ve seen and heard the horror stories of gay Christian kids — from both inside and outside of the closet — trying to be part of the Church.
Maybe it’s because, as a Christian, I interact with so many people who find homosexuality to be the most repulsive thing imaginable, and who make that abundantly clear at every conceivable opportunity.
For whatever reason, it’s something that I ponder frequently. As a pastor and a parent, I wanted to make some promises to you, and to my two kids right now…