Choosing Love

Thank you for including an article about Christians who are gay in the September-October 2006 issue (“Mutual Grace,” by Amy McDougall and Jake Nyberg). I am 34, gay, and an odd amalgamation of Baptist, Catholic, and Presbyterian. I have known I was a Christian, and known I was gay, for as long as I can remember.

I’m sure you’ll receive heated letters from people upset that you would even dare give space to the idea that one can be gay and a Christian at the same time. But thank you for putting your neck out and giving a voice to a portion of the Christian community that has suffered far too long. Hopefully the readers of Sojourners will choose love, mercy, and humility as they respond to the article.

Michael TenBrink
San Francisco, California

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