Here's the most important thing: religion is supposed to draw us together, create community, and deepen our love for one another. You love your uncle, and you love your lesbian daughter. Religion should never force you to choose between them. That's the good news of religion this holiday season: God loves LGBT people just as much as your beloved uncle. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise.
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Homo for the Holidays: a religion survival guide
Do you dread your relatives? Is Aunt Patsy likely to harangue you about "hating the sin"? Is your embarrassing brother in law going to glare at you? Are you a straight ally looking to deflect conflict? In this Survival Guide, the Rev Jay Johnson gives you some talking points.