numbers and letters

One ultimate question

2 words:

(important, little, involved)

I’m gay

3 word statement:

That is all.

(no dysfunction, no “falling away”, no drug use, no perversion, no giving up on my dreams)

4 word declaration:

I am the Lord’s!

(no matter what you say or what you think or what I do. no matter what.)

5 word question:

Can you still love me?

(no, really. Unconditionally, no agenda for change, absolutely and totally trusting in the power of God for your life and mine, learning how to live and love and understand as best you can despite the fact that you may not agree, finding a way to share life without sharing opinions…)

Can you still love me?

2 thoughts on “numbers and letters

  1. Amen. I think the real challenge is to be able to integrate a theologically-sound committed Christian faith WITH one’s sexuality. That is truly “coming out” ahead (no pun intended). As a gay Christian myself, who is also a former leader of a so-called “ex-gay” ministry, my experience has been that far too many do not survive the battle. Either they continue to hold to the ex-gay or “I can’t be gay AND Christian” mantra (which is just a way of saying “I’m now more acceptable to myself and to the people around me” — even though they don’t usually feel that way in the long run); they throw out the baby with the bath water (they discover that the ex-gay promise is indeed a false one and conclude that if what they were told about the Bible is not true then any and all turning to Jesus isn’t worth anything at all); or so longing to find a group that will accept them, they end up in a church or community that is so theologically liberal one couldn’t find the gospel with a magnifying glass. I think the real survivors are those that don’t fall for any of these three sand traps.

    Since I happen to speak and write on this very topic, I thought you might find some of these posts particularly relevant and of interest.

    -Alex Haiken

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