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Our Lesbian Visitor

Hey, Pastor, is it okay if I invite a lesbian to church?"

I had been at the church for only four months. I didn't hesitate: "Of course it is. Jesus didn't come for the well but for the sick."

 The young man who had asked the question hesitated for a minute, then asked, "Really, or are you foolin' with my mind?"

I told him I didn't think Jesus would have hindered a first-century homosexual from investigating his claims by following him around. Little did I know what that comment would release in our church.

DO YOU ALLOW GAYS HERE?

The young woman was unable to make it that evening but showed up two weeks later. After the service, she came up and told me that she had just given her heart to the Lord and wondered if it would be all right to "hang around and find out what to do from here." I assured her that she was welcome and that I was available if she had questions.

Two days later Molly called asking if we could talk. When she came in, she seemed cautious but expressed a love for Jesus and ...

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