Sunday, 17 August 2014
When the AIDS crisis first struck the gay community my first reaction was to pray.
I thought that what was needed was the care and sympathy of Jesus.
But his Church had hardened their hearts against us, perhaps out of fear, and most Christians abandoned us.
There was, and still is, however, an element within the Church of Jesus who began to question the legalistic Phariseeism into which the Church had fallen.
The Jesus Seminar and John Shelby Spong laid the foundations of what is now Progressive Christianity.
It is notable that almost 100% of Progressive Christians support acceptance of gays and lesbians in Jesus' Church.
I continue to pray in the hope that the tears of Jesus will trickle down and melt the hearts of his followers until gays and lesbians are free of the persecution and violence that his Church has inspired.
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