Gay people desperately want to feel close to God, but they don’t know how anymore. How can Christian leaders care for gay people in this space?
Forrest Johnson loves Jesus because He loved him first. He lives and works in Orlando, Florida and loves quality time with his friends and recently attended Revoice 2019 where that happened in abundance. Check out his reflections on the conference as a sexual minority.
Will is a 17-year-old gay Christian, and Frank is a 60-year-old gay Christian. I’m not using their real names, but their stories are very real. Separately, the two emailed me back and forth over a weekend, and by the fourth email, I couldn't help feeling some deja vu. At times, it felt like I was talking to the same person, just 43 years apart. They both struggle mightily to obey Christ’s teachings and find joy as gay Christians, and neither of them feel like their church has anything meaningful to offer them.
Boy Erased highlights a theologically and psychologically destructive school of thought. The practice of gay conversion therapy has led millions of LGBT+ Christians to lose their faith and commit suicide. And these ideas and practices continue today, albeit in more subtle ways. The Church must repent of what we have done, and we must make sure it never happens again.