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Permanent Linkby smallpoxgirl on Fri Jul 03, 2009 8:08 pm

Now I've seen everything.

I was at Seattle's pride parade last weekend. Among the entries were maybe ten GLBT friendly churches. OK. No big deal. One of the entries, though was from a church called "Living Water". This struck me as an oddly evangelical name for a pride parade entrant. It struck me even more oddly when their members after the parade were passing out fake money with a racial caricature of Obama, the church's name, and vitriolic attacks on abortion. So I did some research today. It turns out not only is Living Water a gay friendly evangelical church, but there is a whole movement of gay evangelicals. For example Evangelicals Concerned Inc. "Proclaiming the Good News of God's Love for Gay and Lesbian People" I thought I'd seen it all: environmentalist nazis, log cabin republicans. I've got to say, I'm pretty perplexed by the idea of gay evangelicals. In any version of American evangelical Christianity I've ever encountered, anti-gay rhetoric was one of the cornerstones. While many prominent evangelicals are undoubtedly gay, they only admit it in tear filled "confession of sin". (e.g. Ted Haggard.) Actually the idea of a gay evangelical reminds me vaguely of the movie The Believer where a Jew hides his identity and becomes a prominent neo-nazi. It seems to me that there is a huge amount of self-loathing involved in becoming a gay evangelical. I suppose thought that it is better than pretending you're a straight evangelical. I wonder what gay evangelicals have to say about Exodus International?

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