How We Turned God Against Gay People and Why
I mentioned in a prior post that we are in uncharted territory in our efforts to include LGBT+ individuals in the evangelical church. For decades, such persons were impersonally wrapped up into the issue of homosexuality and addressed solely through a doctrinal framework. We had our moral truth; and we were intent on convincing gay people to believe it. This became our posture toward them.
Today, the emergence of a social justice generation and the death of culture war as an effective witness of the Gospel has revealed the blind spots of our truth-centric posture. The result is an evangelical community increasingly committed to learning how to love, welcome and include gay people. It may be slow progress in the eyes of many, but there is nonetheless very clear progress.
Importantly, these insights have been soaking deep into the conscience of the wider evangelical community only over the past decade. In other words, this is brand new. Hence, despite the progress, many are still struggling to learn.
To facilitate more learning, I offer a new series called Blind Spot. I hope this can be constructive rather than critical. I hope it will elicit biblical unity and Christlike passion rather than division and debate. Join me for this series. The best way to do that is to follow Lead Them Home on Twitter or Facebook.
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