“Being Gay Is A Gift From God: The Gift That Keeps On Giving”
Rev. Susan Russell, HP, 1-7-12, re-posted by AlBratt 1-7-12
“The gift of hope that we can, by stepping out and speaking out against LGBT discrimination, heal some of the “very hurt people out there” who have been wounded by the wolf of homophobia hiding in the sheep’s clothing of the Christian Gospel.
The gift of reminding us what a privilege it is to be a community of love, justice, and compassion standing ready to catch those who become able to make the leap of faith and believe in the God who has always believed in them — in spite of the Church that has rejected them.
And the gift of teaching us that the shame is not proclaiming that being gay is a gift from God. The shame is not proclaiming it loudly enough.”