I have a friend who grew up in fundamentalist and evangelical circles and has never been exposed to Christianity outside of that. She told me recently that she isn’t sure she can call herself a Christian anymore, and I asked what she meant. She told me that still believes in God, and in sin and the need for redemption, and in Jesus’ saving sacrifice. But, she said, she also supports GLBTQ rights and gender equality. When I told her that there are Christians who believe the same, she was surprised.
Note: I understand that some of my readers may think I should be trying to move my friend toward atheism rather than looking for progressive Christian resources to offer her. However, deconverting my friend is not my goal.