The times are changing ...
and it makes me very happy.
Four years ago when I was in high school and went to Wednesday night youth services at my church, being gay was just wrong. I remember when I was a sophomore in high school and our student leader was asked if being gay was a sin. He took a minute (probably thinking what the Southern Baptists would want him to say) and said he didn’t think it was a sin but he equated it to lying or stealing.
That made me sad. Why would our leader say that? That was my first taste of leaders fucking me over. I’d later experience that there are a lot more people who will lead you into wrong places.
Anyway, the point of this post.
So, this same church that I used to go to has evolved evidently. Last night a friend of mine who still goes to youth services posted a photo of a teen gay couple. And they were welcomed.
It makes my soul glow. It makes me have a renewed faith in humanity.
It’s nice to know that this church I left not so long ago has grown above the Pat Robertsons and Shirley Phelps of the world.