how to build bridges between gays and Christians

A Real Rattlesnake

I work with a campus group called Building Bridges, a student organization that aims to heal relationships damaged by the painful fracture that has occurred between Christendom and the LGBT community.

The group cosponsors events with members of the local community, brings prolific speakers to campus, and hosts weekly meetings which serve as a safe space for both Christians drawn to LGBT issues (from a variety of backgrounds and for a variety of reasons) and LGBTs drawn to Christianity (from a variety of backgrounds and for a variety of reasons).

It’s not a place of anything-goes religious syncretism and neither is it a place of “my-way-or-the-highway” Bible-thumping.  The group serves as a demilitarized zone of sorts, where everybody is welcome to gather in a spirit of love for discussion, fellowship, and an exercise in sharing our humanity.

Last week, I was fortunate enough to attend their annual end of…

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