Life Lessons of a Loving Gay Christian

I am united to Jesus and want to love all others in His selfless way. I fail repeatedly. However, recently, I read about how Jesus warned against “Bible experts” who oppress Jesus’ followers. Here is what I learned.

Justice and righteousness are a huge deal to God. The concept of…

Life Lessons of a Loving Gay Christian

“Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” was a 30-minute television show that captivated young audiences in America from 1968–2001 (33 years!). True enough. I well remember my son being mesmerized in watching this kind, mild-demeanor celebrity. And each day, Mister Rogers taught obvious truths to every child and a mystery to many adults.

Clarity for us gay Christians

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Jesus is quoted as being against two types of sexual activity (“adultery” and “sexual immorality”). These sexual infractions apply to straights and gays alike. But how did the original audiences understand the meaning of these two terms? And Jesus is shockingly silent on all other sexual activity.

Some progressive Christians…

Jesus emphasizes love and justice for the marginalized

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Love trumps holiness.

Jesus did not declare that the greatest command of all is to be holy. Nor did Jesus say, “A new command I leave with you: obey the Bible’s commands.”

Jesus did say, “Woe to you Pharisees [those who think they are holier than others]; you neglect justice and the love of God.”

Jesus did say, “Woe to you Bible experts because you load people with burdens — and you will not lift one finger to help them.”

Finally, Jesus states, “Blessed are those who hear the word of God and obey it.” When you hear that declaration, do you feel guilty because you have not obeyed all sexual holiness laws? Instead, do you feel motivated to love and provide justice to all LGBTQ+ people (and every kind of marginalized person)?

Love trumps holiness.

9 Scenes from my life as a gay Christian

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Have you ever experienced being rejected? Below are nine short stories of being viewed as lesser than others … because of being gay.

1. Pervert

1953 (my birth) until 1979. “Homosexual.” Growing up, I did not know what that term meant. But how people talked about homosexuals told me a lot. I…

Truths That Guide My Life

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Stories matter. What are the primary truths that guide your life? As a gay Christian, I have determined that the following four stories allow me to thrive.

My Story #1: I am married to Jesus, forevermore

It was already after midnight. Tomorrow I will take my last “final exam” as a cadet at the Air Force Academy. I had…

Mike Rosebush, PhD

Lover of Jesus | Gay, Affirming, Partnered| Founder/Writer “GAYoda” | Counselor | Encourager

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