Reversal of the November 2015 Policy on Gay Families
I’m mad at all the hurt this has caused, only for it to all be undone 4 years later. I really wish the policy wasn’t put in place in the first place.
The policy and its reversal are about a conversation the Church is having with itself: a kind of “we can meet you halfway here” when the “you” is not even in the room, and the “we” represents a kind of heterosexist echo chamber.
Many, many still suffer. Many have been rejected. Many have been expelled and many cried for many years. Many feel excluded.
I also view the present moment with the belief that God knows all, loves all, and will make all things right. I wish for some kind of reckoning in the here and now, but failing that, I believe an accounting will be had.
Perhaps it’s not supposed to be a happy thing, But a less sad thing that could have simply started with, “We made a mistake and we’re sorry”.
We will stand with the “red letter” words of Jesus himself, following his radical policies of absolute love and absolute inclusion. These are the words and the actions we will celebrate this Christmas, for these are the “tidings of great joy.”