My Uncle: Hi Jared, as your Uncle and a Minister of the Gospel, having read the Bible from cover to cover over 25 times, studied the Bible vs. by vs. and chapter by chapter, and acquiring a Graduates degree in theology, I do not see God smiling on this type of lifestyle, in fact just the opposite. I only say this because I love you and am concerned about your salvation. God is real, He exists, and He wants you to come back to Him. His mercy and grace is there for the asking.
Finally settled on a place to broadcast the story of a young guy in love with Jesus... who has to come out as gay to the Church, those he dearly loves, and making this Christian thing work in a way that makes Jesus famous.It's Not Important That You're Gay You won't want to do it that way, but you must. Coming Out Is More Than We've Been Told It Is So How Do You Come Out Ask me anything Submit
Alan Chambers, president of Exodus International, in the announcement that EI is shutting down.
GUYS!!! GUYS! HEY. THIS IS IMPORTANT.
I’m beyond amazed.
I just realized today how much more meaningful this quote is when you remember Dumbledore’s backstory. For years, Albus remained at Gellert Grindelwald’s side even as Grindelwald became more and more corrupt, simply because he was his friend. He turned a blind eye to the immorality of Gellert’s plans. He couldn’t bring himself to stand up to Grindelwald because he didn’t want to jeopardize their friendship. Even as an adult, he didn’t confront Grindelwald until it was nearly too late. Those ten points weren’t awarded to Neville just so Gryffindor would win the house cup. They were awarded because Dumbledore recognized that Neville, at the age of 11, was far braver than the young Albus had ever been. (via cobbledstories)
I don’t know if I agree. Dumbledore loved Grindelwald… that was why young Albus allowed so much to go so wrong. It wasn’t just standing up to his friend. It was Albus standing up to the guy he loved. He may not have fully understood it at the time, but young Dumbledore would have turned a blind eye to anything his best friend would do… because he loved him—because love is blind.
Yes, Dumbledore didn’t want to jeopardize his friendship. But I think it’s really because Dumbledore didn’t want to give up on his first love. And for that, Dumbledore paid a great price.
One of the reasons I suck at writing new content regularly is because I don’t check tags anymore now that they’re hidden. So I don’t see #gaychristian posts and don’t get inspired. Does that make me lazy? (I even have a post I want to write, but I haven’t made the time to do it. Plus I have like 40 drafts…) Sorry.
watching coming out videos on youtube again.
gah. the feels.
So I just shared on Facebook that post about Homophobia in France. My friend Brad wrote a comment:
There are millions of topics in the world, and you seem to obsess primarily over this one (maybe in addition to a couple of others). Is there a reason for that?
I deleted his comment. And Facebook gave me the opportunity to give him feedback (how neat!) Here’s my message to him.