Being gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender is hard enough on any level, especially when dealing with environments that are already hostile towards you. But how much harder is it to be a member of the LGBT community and a member of a faith community with very strong conservative anti-LGBT views? 281 more words
Pure Disciple wrote: "Back then, the popular opinion among the Pharisees was that the word “neighbor”, as it appeared in scriptural commandments, only referred to those righteous believers of Israel who followed all the rules, went to temple, and always did the “right thing”. Neither the hated tax collectors, prostitutes, nor any other non-Jewish person counted as a neighbor to them, effectively cutting the “wicked” right out of God’s loving Will for the people he created."