“You can safely assume you’ve created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do.” Anne Lamott
Our culture is in turmoil. We have failed to convey the love of Christ to an entire group of people. Conservative Christians are afraid of “the gay agenda,” and the LGBTQ community is devastated by their interaction with Christians. LGBTQ who seek a loving God are rejected and disfranchised by the evangelical church. The church is baffled at the dismal failure of “love the sinner and hate the sin.”
My life for the past ten years has been to share the astoundingly good news of “Christ in you, the hope of glory” Colossians 1:27, to the wounded, hurt, disenfranchised — mostly believers. This astoundingly good news was never meant to be an exclusive club open only to those who can keep the rules, but a breath of life to whoever believes in Him. Christ is still the only answer! No matter what the hurt or issue, the answer is always “Jesus plus nothing.”
Now, God has compelled me to share Christ the hope of glory with the wounded, hurt and disenfranchised in the LGBTQ community and POLO (parents or loved ones).After much prayer, encouraged by my loving husband and prayer team, I press further into this fight God has put me in — the fight for the truth and love of Christ. And so, as I take FreedHearts in a new direction, I will make a handful of changes to the site.
Here’s what to look for: 1. Stories of LGBTQ, 2. Forum for Friends&Family, 3. Discussion on how to interact authentically in a world divided by this issue, 4. Links to great sites, 5. Other changes. My goal is to be the love of Christ to a church in turmoil and to the LGBTQ community. Jesus has always shown loving compassion for any hurting, disenfranchised, “outliers.” If we miss this, we miss the beat of His heart.
Please stay tuned for much to come. And please send comments or questions. If you have honest questions for me, please email. If you have decided you don’t want to be part of this, I’m sorry to see you go — but please don’t send any hate mail or try to correct the path God has put me on. And feel free to pass this on to friends.
I look forward to the ongoing dialogue and to watching the Lord work to heal hearts, lives and relationships in His perfect ways!