Wednesday, April 27, 2011

God's Gift of Gay

In a refreshing change from the very un-Christian hate we keep seeing in the USA, Toledo's Central United Methodist Church has decided to show some love instead.

From the Toledo Blade:

The Rev. Bill Barnard, Central’s part-time pastor, said the billboard message will be linked to a four-week sermon series, and the overall campaign goal is “to make a leap beyond tolerance.”

“Members of the congregation have experienced places and times where being lesbian or gay was tolerated — kind of ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell, I know God forgives you,’” Barnard said. “We’re saying, ‘This is the way God created you. There’s nothing to forgive.’ “

You may say I'm a dreamer, but after President Obama's about-face on "Don't Ask Don't Tell" and his refusal to support the insidious "Defense of Marriage Act", plus polls that show support for equal marriage may have reached a popular "tipping point", make me feel like real change is happening down there.

As a smug Canadian, my only concern now is that we could become the ones known for intolerance.

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