i hate that i feel compelled to do this.
the whole thing makes me really, really sad.
i seldom ever hear or see anyone who claims to be a christian, when interviewed or questioned on television, who accurately represents my faith and practice.
it crushes me to realize that differences in politics and ideologies and values must ruin friendships… that honest, thoughtful discourse between people who fall on either side of the homosexuality debate, is seldom done with love, respect, openness and grace. by either side.
i’m tired of people saying “the bible says…” or “god says…”, but have no real desire to study it deeply…with sincerity and integrity.
i read a lot this week about the chick-fil-a thing. some stuff i totally disagreed with. other things caused me to nearly stand up and cheer. some of it was so well-written, i’ve decided i would just embarrass myself if i tried to write with such clarity and passion on this subject.
so if you’re interested, here are links to three authors that i found to be particularly compelling in their position. i didn’t necessarily agree with every word that was written, but i am a way better person for having read what they wrote. they challenged me…made me uncomfortable…taught me some new things…and inspired me.
i hope you will let their writing do the same for you.
we have a long way to go.