The stakes are high when the Church is talking about homosexuality. Lives are at stake. We can save lives by changing the culture around gender and sexuality in the evangelical church.
There is no love lost between gay/LGBT+ people and the Church, generally speaking. But, believe it or not, there are many gay people who grew up in church and many church people questioning their sexuality.
Teen suicide data shows us that an LGBT youth’s likelihood to commit suicide is related to the degree of acceptance they feel from their family. That surely means that churches have to make sure they are paying close attention to the effects of their words. When it comes to saving lives, the issue is not whether you have communicated your beliefs accurately, but the degree to which you made your child feel loved and accepted.
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People to be loved: why homosexuality is not just an issue by Preston Sprinkle
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Original article ‘The Church is killing her gay children’ by Kimberly Knight
Original research data from Andrew Marin