An Evangelical Apologizes to Gays

I found this on Harsh Reality and immediately had to follow the link to the full post. I have friends and family who are gay and I’ve never judged them, but by and large that doesn’t seem to be the truth for many “straights” and “religious” folks. Because I feel the message is one that needs to be heard, I’m following Jason’s example and sharing.

An Evangelical Pastor’s Apology to the Gay Community

Hi, my name’s Mark, and I’m an Evangelical.  (all: “Hi Mark”).  Worse, I’m a pastor. Many from my tribe won’t understand why that can often be considered a bad thing.

I’m writing to make an apology.  I can’t do anything about the way my brothers and sisters are failing to reach out to you, interacting in ways that are patently unBiblical, and ultimately causing great harm.

But I can say I’m sorry.

Before I make my (our) apology, let me give some background (and a bit of a rant) that condemns – on very firm Biblical grounds – the way so many Evangelicals interact with Homosexuals.

Jesus said “Do not give dogs what is sacred, and do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.” Sometimes Jesus used sarcasm when addressing religious people, especially people who believed . . .

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