Sermon by Pastor Jay Bakker. For June 10th, 2012 at Pete’s Candy Store in Brooklyn, NY.
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Posted by Paolo
Thank you for today’s message. There was so much in that talk. I listened to it twice. But the one part that I feel compelled to address is the part where you speak of folks in the LGBT community who criticize you. As a member of that community myself, I am horrified. It just breaks my heart to hear about this. I consider what you have endured and lost just by affirming us and our right to belong to a faith community, and I am saddened by the fact you are criticized. In your talk you speak about feeling that you want to give up. But then you talk about that person who needs your message of inclusion – I feel I am one of those. I don’t know the context of the criticisms you receive, but if it from online, then I caution that you don’t take it as seriously as communicating with someone face to face. It is so easy to be disagreeable when you are not face to face with someone (i.e., online). When one actually faces someone, there is more civility, I would hope. I know this sounds kind of muddy and I hope you can understand me. I consider you my new pastor and hope and pray that you continue to stick up for us in the LGBT crowd. In turn, I will be an ally for you! Bless you! Peace.
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