Hey Friends and Family,
I just wanted to share a blog post that beautifully sums up the “I’m Sorry” campaign I participated in at the Gay Pride parade in Chicago this past Sunday with The Marin Foundation. The echoing reactions have been powerful and people across the country have been inspired to take action toward reconciliation with the Gay community.
“What I saw and experienced at Pride 2010 was the beginning of reconciliation. It was in the shocked faces of gay men and women who did not ever think Christians would apologize to them.”
It’s actions like this that I think are essential to restoring broken relationships with the disenfranchised. I don’t think one has to argue or debate the religious beliefs about homosexuality to say from one individual or group to another “I’m sorry for what I / we have done to hurt you”. If living out life as Christ would live in our current circumstances is our goal, then I think this speaks to the reality of what that might look like.
Even to those that say that this is a “nice try” or “just a start” I think that our actions as a group as well as individually will show in the long run how authentic our actions are. The reality is that no single event that any of us could do is going to undo all the wrong and balance society into perfect harmony. However, we can use the best of what we have to move in that direction.
Please share your thoughts and questions and be sure to check out Nathan’s blog here.
(Photo Credit: Michelle at maladjustedmedia.com)