What are we including and why? Why are we being inclusive? What are we being inclusive for? Continue reading What Are We Being Inclusive For? (Revisited)
There has been something that has been bothering me for a while. Usually when people start talking about gay ordination or same-sex marriage, someone on the pro side will say something to the effect: “Jesus was inclusive,” or “Jesus welcomed everybody.” Now, I’m all for welcoming people into our churches in the way that Jesus did. I’ve been fighting for LGBT inclusion in the church for years. But when someone says something like the sentences above, I get a weird feeling, like something isn’t right. Recently, after reading a blog post, I finally understood what was bothering me. In the … Continue reading What Are We Being Inclusive For?