Out of the mouths of babes

Out of the mouths of babes

I picked up my youngest son (age 12) from his church youth group last night. I asked him how things went, and he said ‘good’ – got to play dodge ball and eat snacks – yada yada yada. Then out of the blue he asks me

“Dad, do you think it’s a sin to be gay?”

Immediately: “No, I do not.” But my mind was racing. What the hell did they tell him tonight at church? But you know, I’ve been wondering how to bring up this topic with him, and he just went and took the lead. He continued:

“I don’t understand why people say that it is. God made us all. Why would the church tell gay people that they’re not allowed to fall in love and get married?”

Wow. Out of the mouths of babes.

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13 comments

  1. The church is sometimes so very contrary in its message to its followers. Jesus said “love thy neighbor as thyself”. I don’t see any exclusions stated there.

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  2. 🙂 My daughter says this very thing and son is involved in his GSA at school, not because I’ve fed them propaganda. It’s just so logical to them–obvious, in black and white. I love picturing this scene in your car, friend. xo

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  3. Thank you for sharing, Maybe the hope for our country is in the hands of the young. May they see our failures and make them right. Sounds like you have a great son, and he loves his dad. Hugs

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    1. I remember a number of years ago, a friend asked me “do you think that someday in the future, people will look back at the way LGBQ people were treated at this point in history, and think how primitive and backwards and ignorant we were?” At the time, I could only hope for such a day, but I really couldn’t imagine it. Now it’s feeling near…

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