Advice for Pastors and My Gay Orthodox Friends

March 18, 2012


Recently I attended an exceptionally enlightening national conference of the Gay Christian Network held in Florida.  Not far from home, I decided to drive up for the day and check it out.  It was not what I expected.  There were over 500 participants, many of them college age students or younger adults in their thirties. Their deep Christian faith was evident in the worship services as well as the panel discussions, lectures and even while socializing with friends in the hotel lobby. The worship services were definitely Protestant in nature and did not particular draw me in as an Orthodox Christian, however, what astounded me was the lack of a single answer to the question: What does it mean to be a committed Christian and gay? 


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