QUOTE TO NOTE: Let the Truth Be OUT!

By Francis DeBernardo, New Ways Ministry, October 19, 2016

computer_key_Quotation_MarksLast week, the LGBT community in the US celebrated National Coming Out Day.  As part of the commemoration of this occasion, The Huffington Post  ran a blog post by Rev. Gary Meier, an openly gay priest in St. Louis , Missouri, where he described what National Coming Out Day felt like for him as a closeted priest.

Particularly poignant in this description was his recounting of what he felt once he had decided to come out:

“I began to realize that what I really want is the truth to be out. I want the truth about homosexuality to be out. I want others to know that homosexuality is a gift. That you can live and love as God created you to love. We are created by love for love. Homosexuality is not a cross, it’s not a curse, it’s not an intrinsic disorder, it is a gift, created by love for love. It is a life-giving gift from God that embodies the infinite ways God’s love can be manifested in our world. That’s what I want. I want the truth to be out. I want people to know, to love and to respect one another by accepting this truth.”

Amen to that!

3 thoughts on “QUOTE TO NOTE: Let the Truth Be OUT!

  1. Loretta October 18, 2016 / 8:09 am

    Yep, he nailed it. We don’t have to be on the defense rather the offense. That might sound like, “I’m here, I’m queer and aren’t you blessed that I am.”

  2. Bishop Carlos A Florido, osf October 18, 2016 / 12:13 pm

    AMEN!

  3. John Hoffman October 18, 2016 / 3:46 pm

    So positive an approach which I really appreciate. Thanks

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