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Yesterday was National Coming Out Day.
Here's a cartoon about God's Love:
I have gay friends upon whom this harmful Christian saying has been used. The intention is to get them in then change them from being gay to being straight, like God wants them. But this has been used on me too.
And probably you.
I think it stinks.
Let's look at this very popular Christian proverb, dissect it and deconstruct it:
Would you say this to your wife, husband, partner, lover?
I hope not. Why? Well, let's look at that. Let's pretend I said this to my wife, Lisa. What would she be hearing?
"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres."I like this better.