The Lifestyle

Going Beyond Kim Burrell’s Comments: The Church and Homosexuality

Hello there folks!  With it now officially being 2017, I hope people have completed their vision boards, made their resolutions, and prepared to hold themselves accountable for fulfilling their hopes and dreams for the New Year.  While I’m fully aware that there are those pessimists that will read this and think that there is no real difference between December 31st and the days that follow, I disagree to an extent.  I often find you are more hopeful in trying to fulfill your goals when you know you have another 365 days to succeed.  Folks just have to make sure to convert that hopefulness into plan and action so they can set new goals for the following year, and not have the same ones.

Anyway, I wanted to take a little time to talk about the Christian Church and homosexuality.  In the wake of the Kim Burrell controversy, I thought I’d add my two cents on not just on her comments, but the overall dynamic her comments speak to.  I fully understand the delicate nature of this conversation, so I’m going to do my best here to give my opinions, yet remain respectful.  The goal here is not to leave anyone with a bad taste in their mouth, although I’m sure some may disagree with what I have to say. So let’s jump into it.

The Lifestyle

The Condemnation Has Turned Me Off Church

Dear T,

I’ve been struggling with an issue for the past few months, and I’m hoping you can help me out.  Back in August when I went to church for the last time, the pastor gave one of those “gay people are going to hell” sermons.  It completely turned me off from organized religion.  Which I hate.  See I consider myself a Christian, and want to be a part of a church body.  I’m just not with being condemned every other week.  What are your thoughts?  I’ve read some of your posts and know you’re a Christian.

From,

Still A Believer