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I attended a gay pride parade some years ago in Dallas, Texas, and I must say it was one of the happiest and most remarkable events I’ve ever attended.
It inspired this cartoon, God and Gay Pride.
Do you know what first started challenging my theology about gays? I was in a hot tub with friends and a couple of gay men joined us. After they found out I was a pastor, they were not shy at all about sharing their experiences of being kicked out of their church, being ostracized by their community, employers, and local businesses… all for being gay. I was horrified!
It was actually communing with them, hearing their stories, and having an ounce of empathy that changed everything for me.
Here’s to all my LGBTQ friends!