Originally Posted by awediot
You know who you are. Speak up.
I believe I understand how you feel, if a straight, 70-year-old can approach that condition.
Several times I've tried to reach out to this forum community. Others get responses, positive or negative. I seem to get ignored and excluded.
My most recent attempt was yesterday. See response #10 in:
Perhaps I am approaching the 'wrong' community. I, for one, believe that it is essential that we pray for influential leaders like Rick Warrren, for example. He has involved Saddleback in an AIDS ministry. In the process he has developed a 'friendship' (at least a mutually respectful social relationship) with a married gay couple. I believe we should pray for this relationship. I believe that it can teach Rick Warren things that reasoned argument never will.
Such a relationship changed Jenne Dehmlow (I met her when my wife and I attended the 1999 Evangelicals Concerned Connection in Tacoma.) Other conservative evangelicals have changed, the late Dr. Lewis Smedes (Professor of Christian Ethics at Fuller Seminary,) Dr. Jack Rogers (Professor of Theological Philosophy at Fuller Seminary for 17 years,) Dr. Arlo Duba (Former Director of the Chapel at Princeton Theological Seminary)...If you don't know these names, look them up. Read the stories of how they changed their perspective. Change can happen. One very powerful way we can make it happen in through prayer!