These are terrific articles, thank you for posting them! Father Ray's theology is spot-on, as far as I'm concerned.
The article about accepting Evangelicals was most interesting. I love it when stereotypes are overturned! Further, this same process is actually happening in the US. Hard to believe, giving their high profile ultra conservative stances. Nonetheless, a large number of members of the next generation don't see eye-to-eye with their elders on LGBT issues. There is a sea change happening in the Evangelical churches in the US. Wow! The Holy Spirit is on the job.
Again, the catalyst for change was Witness. Mr. Mark's saw that gay people who accepted themselves and lived in committed, loving relationships were healthy and thriving. It's easier to hate and oppress people in the abstract. When we are called to love our sisters and brothers, and really see all people for who they are, as created in the image of God, it is impossible to keep oppressing.
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