Please hear this. This happens in far too many churches.
This guest post from a friend is published anonymously to protect the author. I encouraged them to write these words after hearing the story below. They have given me this post as a gift, and I give them to you.
Dear Family of God,
I am not someone else’s daughter. I am your queer daughter. I am not someone else’s sister. I am your queer sister.
I am next to you in your pew. I am teaching your children about Jesus. I am worshiping with you. I am leading you in worship.
You claim to love me, yet I am only welcome in your lives as long as I write this post anonymously. I am only welcome as long as I keep my hurting heart from beating too loudly.
As much as you believe that you have perfected the act of disagreeing with homosexuality while still remaining a safe space…
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