Letters to the Editor
God be with you and thank you for this magazine. I have been encouraged by most of what I have read, brought to tears by some of the pain felt by others from people who call themselves Christians, and have come to the wall on my own relationships.
I have learned more in the last two months from reading the Bible texts you have posted than anywhere else. I have never hated GLBT people even though the Christians in the churches I have attend(ed) do/did, I just couldn't see Jesus doing that...and to do so would be to hate myself.
I spent my entire youth searching for answers to whether God loved me and if I was made this way. Through years of heart ache and prayer the Holy Spirit finally made it clear: Yes, God loves me just as I am!!! I truly believe He led me to your Web site at this time in my life as I am going through grave times with my partner of 24 years of whom I love with all my heart!!! Keep up all the encouraging words and may God give you wisdom beyond your human understanding.
Love, a devoted reader and prayer partner,
Hi, I am a straight 55 year old Christian woman who has been fighting for gay rights for a number of years now. When my friend who decided it was too hard to be gay, and was terrified of being bashed, married a woman and had kids, then a few years later while coming home from work, was beaten to death by a bunch of drunken guys, not because he was gay, they didn't even know he was gay, but because he didn't have a cigarette, I had a meltdown. He conformed, even though I tried to help him be true to himself, and his worst fear came true anyway. I have always defended gays and lesbians, and it hurts me deeply to see the pain they endure.
God bless you,
As much as you may mean well with your justification of homosexuality, I strongly advise you to read Romans chapter 1 and the story of Sodom and Gomorrah.
God hates homosexuality but the the person. Repentance (changing your mind and turning to God's ways) will save anyone. But do not be fooled, God is not winking at sin.
Elder Kevin D Britton, Sr.
I want to thank you. I stumbled upon Whosoever last night as I was doing
a search on line for seeds of hope. My website is www.seedsofhope.com,
and I wanted to know what else was out there with the same name.
Bumped into your site by accident and read a compelling and not surprising article entitled Life After Exodus by Thom Cooper.
The title caught my eye as I had once known a woman who had been in the Exodus program as a "recovering Lesbian." I pray she has been able to accept her gay nature as Thom Cooper spoke of finally doing.
I am a heterosexual Christian single man. I used to attend gay-bashing self-righteous churches, and was frankly suspicious of gays for many years.
But, I believe I have had my mind renewed by the gospel of peace, and have nothing but compassion for my gay brothers and sisters in Christ.
I have come to believe in a much more embracing Gospel, where Jesus loves his entire creation--imagine that!
I fully support the idea that gays who marry should receive all the same legal status that any other married couple do. I further believe that gays should be just as much a part of the church leadership as non-gays.
I have come to this understanding by myself, (and I believe with the spirit and revelation of God). I am recently aware of the pioneering work by a wonderful man of God, Bishop John Spong.
I have faith that during my lifetime the church will see that they are much like the Prodigal's older brother...very hypocritical, and will stop judging and treating gays like Samaritans.
Most of the church is as apostate, hateful, and self-righteous today as it was in Jesus' day. I do all I am able to speak love and reason to the insecure Christian heterosexuals I know. I am fortunate to attend a church that reaches out to gays and does not have a call from Satan to bash them.
Best wishes in your efforts to minister grace andreason to a diseased church!
Thank you for the website. As a gay Christian in the conservative South it was nice to find your website. I have been searching for somewhere that I fit in, and after browsing your site I feel that I do fit in as a gay Christian.
Gary in S.C.
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