Conversation has to happen at every level of our churches about the relationship between the Church and the LGBTQ. The BARNA group will be releasing a study on how the views of Christians are changing toward the LGBTQ movement soon. If you’d like to read an article about this from the Washington Post, click here. LGBTQ would include at least the following groups of people: homosexual, lesbian, asexual, bi-sexual, transexual, the small amount of people born gender-ambiguous…and those that are “questioning” their orientation (that’s where the Q comes into the equation here). These are all representative sexualities that are making up a powerful coalition to seek legally recognized freedoms and ultimately social relief from shame.
If this seems more complex to navigate than ever before that’s because it is. Tomorrow I will post 3 mistakes we cannot make as we seek to navigate this conversation.
For now, here is a graphic that the BARNA group put out (as posted in the Washington Post article above).