What I'm Reading: "The Scandalous Gospel Of Jesus" By Peter J. Gomes
Here's just one pearl of wisdom (of many) from Gomes' book:
"I had hoped that, as has happened with women and racial minorities, our predominately Christian culture would recognize that God's children, the homosexuals in our midst, cry out for compassion and acceptance.
In this decade, alas, exactly the opposite has happened.
Positions have hardened and homosexuals have been demonized, condemned to a "lifestyle" rather than invited to a life in the household of faith.
It amazes me that any homosexuals would continue to want any part of a community, religious or otherwise. that in the name of God has behaved toward them with such contempt."