Pastor Sean Harris a few weeks ago advised parents in his congregation to humiliate and physically abuse their gay and lesbian children.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTiBv99MYDk
1. Is a church like ours really necessary now that more and more churches are "tolerant" of same-gender loving people, and
2. How can we justify our religious community since most of the hateful and violent rhetoric used against gay and lesbian people come from religious leaders?
I'm glad that some churches are having the discussion about being more inclusive and affirming of same-gender loving people; that's progress.
I'm glad that a few denominations will finally ordain "out" gay and lesbian people; that's progress.
Rev. Durrell Watkins, D.Min.