Haggard's betrayal, his lies, his compulsions, his deceits are the excruciating function of this human dead end. What we have to do as Christians is open up this always-closing door, to find a way past the abstractions and neuroses of fundamentalism to a more honest and more human acceptance of gay people as God-like. Gay people, like all people, need love. We need family. And yet we are uniquely and cruelly denied these things. And no love and no family can be genuinely based on the deceit or self-hatred that are the alternatives.
Thursday Morning Metaphysical Rant - Hello. This isn't part of the rant. Rather, the rant is now over, and I am now identifying it as one. A *Get off my celestial lawn!* moment, you might say....
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