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If I Have Gay Children: Four Promises From A Christian Pastor/Parent

True Christians are just like this, wow. ๐Ÿ™‚

john pavlovitz


Sometimes I wonder if Iโ€™ll have gay children.

Iโ€™m not sure if other parents think about this, but I do; quite often.

Maybe itโ€™s because I have many gay people in my family and circle of friends. Itโ€™s in my genes and in my tribe.
Maybe itโ€™s because, as aย pastor of students, Iโ€™ve seen and heard the horror stories of gay Christian kids, from both inside and outside of the closet, trying to be part ofย the Church.
Maybe itโ€™s because, as a Christian, I interact withย so many people who find homosexuality to be the most repulsive thing imaginable, and who make that abundantly clear at every conceivable opportunity.

For whatever reason, itโ€™s something that I ponder frequently. As a pastor and a parent, Iย wanted to make some promises to you, and to my two kids right nowโ€ฆ

1) If I have gay children, youโ€™ll all know it.

My children wonโ€™tโ€ฆ

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A formerly misguided young adult, trying to find his way and purpose in the world and striving on to make life bearable. I am a queer, invisibly disabled Filipino and American man with Brown skin, on my way to living my life unabashed and without shame.

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