My Introductory Comments:
Thank you Sally for sharing this desperately needed (but often ignored) message. It is disheartening to witness the unending parade of voices talking at each other, talking pass each other and talking down at each other (on both sides). We need to walk into people’s hearts with care, consideration and discernment.
Click the “View Original” link or the author link below to continue reading this post. Blogger Brent Bailey makes similar observations in, “Hurt Feelings Are The Least Of My Concerns”. You can view his post by clicking here.
I’ve ‘listened’ to a lot of the conversations on Facebook, the blogs, the editorials written in response to the North Carolina election last week. And President Obama’s endorsement of marriage rights for same-sex couples.
I have friends on both ends of the spectrum.
Both sides say hurtful things, sincerely believing they’re standing up for what’s right, not realizing how hurtful it is.
As a woman who experiences same-sex attraction and wrestles with reconciling faith in God and what he wants for my life in the midst of struggling with those feelings, I can tell you that this is not a black and white issue. As someone who talks with men and women and their families from all over the world who are wrestling with the same questions, I can assure you there are no easy answers.
Perhaps we need to focus on what we really want to accomplish by those…
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