It is not uncommon during Pride Month to see organizations proclaim their solidarity and support for the LGBTQIA community. Perhaps I am a little cynical but I wonder how sincere this support really is. Any company can tweet a Pride flag, but are they truly there for us? Do they actively support us during the other eleven months of the year? What is their company culture like for our community? If they make political contributions are they supporting politicians who support laws that hurt our community?
With this kind of cynicism, it is wonderful to see stories like this, where it is very clear we have the support of an organization, especially a church. I mean, we should have the support of a church, right? I seem to remember Jesus teaching his followers to love others as he loves them.
Please read about this incident at Oak Grove Presbyterian Church in Bloomington. I think it’ll brighten your day.