I was unable to attend the very important Gay Christian Network Conference, but this is a wonderful report from blogger Rachel Held Evans.
I went to the Gay Christian Network’s “Live It Out” conference in Chicago a little unsure of what to expect, a little perplexed that someone like me would be invited, and a little freaked out about what to say as a straight woman to a group of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Christians — many of whom have been severely wounded by the Church.
I was touched by her quote from one observer:
From the denominational leader who was sent by his superiors to the conference “see what these people are so angry about.”
He choked up as he said, “I’m going to go back and tell them you’re not angry. You weren’t anything like I expected you to be. I’m going to go back and tell them you’ve been hurt and it’s our denomination that needs to change, not you.”
See Rachel’s entire article at: