If I Have Gay Children: Four Promises From A Christian Pastor/Parent


I like this article. My daughter is a lesbian. It seems I was the last person on this planet who knew. Not that it matters, but I didn’t ever think about it since straight is my normal, but so many people want to label me a lesbian because I like cool stuff that doesn’t fit into their stereotypical category of “girly”. Whatever. Why can’t we just look at people as people and what they do or don’t do in private is just that – private.

john pavlovitz

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Sometimes I wonder if I’ll have gay children.

I’m not sure if other parents think about this, but I do; quite often.

Maybe it’s because I have many gay people in my family and circle of friends. It’s in my genes and in my tribe.
Maybe it’s because, as a pastor of students, I’ve seen and heard the horror stories of gay Christian kids, from both inside and outside of the closet, trying to be part of the Church.
Maybe it’s because, as a Christian, I interact with so many people who find homosexuality to be the most repulsive thing imaginable, and who make that abundantly clear at every conceivable opportunity.

For whatever reason, it’s something that I ponder frequently. As a pastor and a parent, I wanted to make some promises to you, and to my two kids right now…

1) If I have gay children, you’ll all know it.

My children won’t…

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