She made me witness how even when the white robes come off, the messages were the same.I am acutely aware of the world in which I live: So I wasn’t surprised at the looks Mark and I got when we were dating in North Carolina.This church didn’t just tolerate gay and lesbian people with don’t ask, don’t tell; this church welcomed them and gave them shelter, seeing the merit of full, honest selfhood. We must now face them (as one of our members said) loudly.This church mourned the loss and celebrated the lives of the victims of AIDS This is the legacy of St. This is who we’ve been and who we must be, especially now. We must proclaim boldly with our words and deeds the truth that in Christ there is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female.
And when she looked further, she saw a cross burning on the side of the road.Nor was I surprised when a woman grabbed him in the grocery store, “Asking are you WITH her?” And when Mark said yes, she hissed, “But she’s a Black woman! I was somewhat surprised and thankful that the perpetrators in both cases were caught and tried.2 John 1–9 The elder to the elect lady and her children, whom I love in the truth, and not only I but also all who know the truth, because of the truth that abides in us and will be with us forever: Grace, mercy, and peace will be with us from God the Father and from Jesus Christ, the Father’s Son, in truth and love.I was overjoyed to find some of your children walking in the truth, just as we have been commanded by the Father.