In response to the recent spate of hate motivated killings of gender non-conforming youth, Michael Adee of More Light Presbyterians asks, “Where is the Church?” Where indeed. Preaching against LGBT “lifestyles” plus silence on hate crimes against LGBT people equals implicit permission to kill them. And, dare I say, complicity in their deaths. I hear echoes from Genesis: “What have you done? Listen! Your brother’s blood cries out to me from the ground…”
Where is the church? Oh, wait, there they are! They’re holding “prayer sieges” along Interstate 35! But Rabbi Rami Shapiro, writing at Ethics Daily, has some hard questions for this movement and the philosophy that undergirds it. (Rabbi Shapiro’s essay is a Crossing the T “must-read.” Really. Go read it right now.)
Wait. What’s that I hear? Could it be? Yes! There is the voice of the church! Tutu calls on Ugandans to protect LGBT community. Quote of note: “No one should have to live in fear simply because of who they are.” Amen.