Homophobia and Social Justice

I AM CONCERNED about Aaron McCarroll Gallegos' article ("Practicing What We Preach," January-February 1999). This article is a refined version of the Religious Right's "hate the sin and love the sinner" rhetoric. Until Sojourners can address fundamental Christian principles of social justice for gays and lesbians, I will not renew my subscription.

The Southern Poverty Law Center recently compared Matthew Shepard's death to the civil rights struggle in the 1960s. It is time for Sojourners to realize that homophobia is an important issue that must be addressed in the 21st century. By addressing all areas of oppression, Sojourners can help build the kingdom of God.

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