Friday, 13 April 2012

This makes me angry

I read an article on the Guardian website today about a campaign to promote therapy for homosexuals. Yet another campaign that pushes gay Christians out of the church, that tells them to keep quiet, that suggests to them that they are not welcome. It makes me feel sick.

The Christians that want to 'protect' heterosexual marriage don't seem to realise that their own campaigns can backfire - How many homosexual Christians have felt marginalised to the extent that they have married someone of the opposite sex? And how many of these marriages have ended in acrimonious divorce?

"The emotional damage that is done to the individuals who try to suppress their sexuality, the women they marry and the children they might have is immeasurable" - Chris Bryant

p.s. Matthew Paul Turner of the blog 'Jesus Needs New PR' is a great voice on this and other Christian controversies - see this article in particular.

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