Our movement at the Equal Rights Rally on Nov. 7.
Thanks to everyone who has already joined us and donated their profile picture to our movement. If you haven’t already donated your profile picture, we ask that you consider doing so.
The purpose behind this group is to allow a new voice of Christianity to be heard. The voice that has been speaking on behalf of us has caused a lot of hurt, segregation and exclusion to many of our friends, family members and fellow brothers and sisters in Christ.
The language is strong… but the message is from a place of honesty and love. Some have said that this message only divides us more from those that may have voted “YES” on prop 8, and while that divide is significant; there is a much greater divide between Christians and the outcast LGBT man or woman and the LGBT supporter.
This movement seeks to close that divide and speak with a new voice to those that have been excluded by our “collective” faith.
I encourage you to send this out to as many people you know… and let your voice be heard. Only through this type of discourse can we begin to speak with a new voice.
This is a place of healing, discussion and righteous anger about what took place in our state and in our churches over the battle for gay equality and rights.
Many of us, who would call ourselves Christians, are ashamed at what took place in the name of God over the last six months. The deceptive ads, manipulative speeches and the shameless and judgmental campaign against a group of people identified solely by their sexual identity was wrong.
With the official passing of Proposition 8, this is not a time for celebration, but a time for mourning, healing and re-imagining what our churches would look like if we truly took the words love, grace and hope seriously. No longer will we allow others to speak for our Christian beliefs, but instead, our voice of Christian dissent must be heard. The text is simple and seeks to be honest about what happened and to allow healing to begin to take place:
” As a Christian, I am sorry for the narrow-minded, judgmental, deceptive, manipulative actions of those who took away the rights & equality of so many in the name of God. Our hearts are with you. Christianity For All.”
Let your voice be heard by posting these words on your blog, on your homepage, in your windows, in your city… anywhere that you may deem appropriate. Let America hear a new Christian perspective, and let the words “OUR HEARTS ARE WITH YOU” begin to bring healing to all that are loved of God.
Here is how:
1) Donate your facebook / myspace / whatever profile picture to this “Our hearts are with you graphic by following the instructions below.
2) Send this out to all of your friends, and lets help carry a new voice of Christianity to America.
3) Continue dialogue and discussion about this topic
4) Let your LGBT friends and LGBT supporters know that you, as a christian, are willing to stand up for their rights and equality.