What Does It Mean to Say “God Is Love” to LGBT Christians?: I’m at Grotto

What Does It Mean to Say “God Is Love” to LGBT Christians?: I’m at Grotto March 10, 2022

doin’ my thing:

“God is love.”

This is one of those things everybody’s heard. Sometimes you feel like it’s the most profound thing in the world; sometimes you feel like it’s a stale marshmallow, sweet at first but then dissolving on your tongue into bland nothingness. But as I’ve gotten to know LGBT people who were raised in Christian families, I’ve started to see how this incredibly common sentiment can damage people’s hearts and lives — because they were taught that the God of love couldn’t acknowledge them.

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