I’d like to share this article because it presents an interesting dilemma.
Much if the church has decided to embrace LGBT people and provide a safe and loving community for them.
BUT, they still have the underlying premise that its a “sin”. The only difference is they don’t stress about sin, and can embrace each other in their sinfulness under God’s grace. Notice the subtle wording in the heading: “He’s a conservative Christian who experiences same-sex attraction”. This is the language of denial and is the same as that used by ex-gay reparative therapy groups.
This presents a much deeper problem, and rather than bring life to LGBT people, it represses the truth even deeper. It still says you are faulty and broken, fundamentally flawed.
This is the real “battleground” for us.