Saturday, December 29, 2018

Quote of the Day

Encouraging” LGBTQ+ people by reminding them that Jesus hung out with sinners misses the point widely. Telling them that “we all have our sins but God loves us anyway” or that their “sin is no worse than ours” is the worst form of religious passive-aggressiveness. The fact is, their sexual orientation or gender identity does not need Jesus’ or, for that matter, anyone’s generosity. Like the rest of us, they no doubt have things in their lives that need grace and forgiveness – but being LGBTQ+ is not one of them.

Stan Mitchell
via Queer Grace
December 28, 2018

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
Quote of the Day – March 7, 2018
Trusting God’s Generous Invitation
The Many Manifestations of God’s Loving Embrace
Remembering and Reclaiming a Wise, Spacious, and Holy Understanding of Homosexuality
Same-Sex Desires: “Immanent and Essential Traits Transcending Time and Culture”
Getting It Right
Gay People and the Spiritual Life
Beyond Respectful Tolerance to Celebratory Acceptance
Homosexuality Is Not Unnatural
Catholic Theologian: “Heterosexism, Not Homosexuality, Is the Problem”
Our Lives as LGBTQI People: “Garments Grown in Love”
No Altar More Sacred
The Longing for Love: God's Primal Beatitude
Never Say It Is Not God

Image: Alex Burns and Anthony Mackie in Robert Evans' 2004 film, Brother to Brother.

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