The views expressed here represent what I believed in the past, and are not necessarily the views of my family or friends. This post is part one of a two-part series in response to the ongoing conversations at Eastern Mennonite University and Mennonite Church USA about how to live with our LGBTQ brothers and sisters.
Dear Progressive Christians,
I am speaking as someone who understands that you are trying to fight for the dignity and rights of your LGBTQ selves, family, friends, and fellow humans. I know how important this is to you, and I know you are trying to do the right thing.
I am speaking, not as the person I am now, but as the person I was a few short years ago. I am speaking as a conservative Christian who believes that the practice of homosexuality is wrong. Let me be clear: I am not trying to persuade you of anything. I only want you to understand me.