The Common Good

Love Thy (Gay) Neighbor: Christian Magazine Stands Up for Homeless LGBT Youth

You know that phrase "the good, Christian thing to do"? I always interpreted it as an affirmation of love and acceptance, even amid personal or societal prejudice. Even though I'm a secular Jew, I'm fine with any religion that looks down upon hating or ostracizing anyone else. That's why this full-page ad in the progressive Christian magazineSojourners, urging parents to accept and love their child regardless of sexual orientation, gives me a little hope for the future.

This ad, and publications like Sojourners, make clear that using Christianity as an excuse to hate is not okay, especially when your own child is involved. Here's hoping less tolerant churchgoers will catch on soon.