My Darling Gadfly:
Just what is your point on this carefully & sensitively written article:
9.5) Christian evangelicals and LGBT people actually have more in common than either side would care to admit. Last, but not least, I conclude with a thesis that is somewhat less scriptural and theological, but more sociological in nature. As someone who "lives" in both the LGBT world and the Christian world, I believe that both communities actually have a lot more in common that either side would care to admit. In both worlds, there is often a tight-knit sense of fellowship, community, shared experiences and mission, and shared texts and cultures. There is also a sense of being marginalized and persecuted within a larger society. Indeed, both groups often experience difficulty in terms of talking about or "coming out" about one's deepest beliefs and loves openly in many day-to-day situations. It seems to me that a more thoughtful dialogue between these two groups might uncover many of these similarities and help each group better empathize with the other.
Thanks for admitting up front where this comes from. Now, what's your take? Why bother posting this? What do you want to discuss? Or are you trying to "out" some homophobe somewhere?
I mean this guy isn't calling all literalists evil homophobes as you do. He's not declaring all evangelicals his enemy. I'm your enemy and you don't talk to jerks. This guy has, does and will & sees much hope.
So, you post this "let's find common ground" article and on another thread an illustration of literalism taken to the silliest of extremes advocated by no one. Talk about mixed messages! Who's side are you on? Do you have a side someone could join?