The “pride” in Gay Pride is pride in telling the truth; telling the truth about our lives and our selves. It is pride in standing up to centuries of lies and oppression and refusing to let darkness win. It means exposing and forgiving the oppression of the Christian past. It is proudly telling the truth about our relationships, our intimate love, and thus telling the truth about God.
Hmmm . . . love, truth-telling, forgiving . . . all of a sudden, Gay Pride is starting to sound like a very Christian event!
- Gordon Johnson
For previous posts in this series, see:
A Mother’s Request to President Obama: Full Equality for My Gay Son
Marriage Equality in Massachusetts: Five Years On
It Shouldn’t Matter. Except it Does: John Corvino Reflects on the Coming Out of Adam Lambert
See also the related Wild Reed posts:
Celebrating Our Sanctifying Truth
Truth Telling: The Greatest of Sins in a Dysfunctional Church
Comprehending the “Fullness of Truth”
The Triumph of Love: An Easter Reflection
Dan Furmansky: “Why We Have Pride”
Images: Michael J. Bayly.