NUMBER OF DAYS POSTED: 4 (Number of replies: 3)
I have had many anti-gay advocates come to my blog or use other blogs to make challenges of the gay community or me. I have asked many anti-gay people to tell me the goal, none have ever really answered the question. So I have decided I would put out a challenge to them in good faith. I am sure some will just use this as a venue to attack me or GLBT people, but some may use this as an opportunity to show us what it is they are really trying to accomplish from their point of view. This is a chance to really show GLBT people and their supporters that your intentions really are rooted in love and good faith.
The Challenge: (Please answer the following questions)
Part 1: Please explain to me what the world would look like if your mission was accomplished when it comes to gays. Paint me a picture of how the world would look if that which you are trying to achieve comes to “BE”. Show me what the end goal would look like when it is finally met.
Part 2: Considering lots of people don’t believe the same way you do, tell me if the actions, process and appraoch you are taking is really helping people. How is your ministry, blog, website or organization helping to reach that goal.
I would be particularly interested in DL Foster’s, Peter La Barbera’s, Matt Barber’s, Stephen Bennett’s, even someone from Exodus’ well thought out and REALISTIC answers.
I would ask the pro-gay people to refrain from making any assumptions about the answer or if I will even get an answer. We really need to let the other side speak. I know it is hard to bite your tougue or in this case your fingertips on the keys, but give them a chance. Lets hear the answers then respond.
UPDATE: I emailed this challenge to one anti-gay adovcate who replied:
Oh. Perhaps some day I will write something on this topic.
I will be emailing it to others and see there replies. I will only post those replies if given permission. I will not reveal who replied, just what they replied.
Answer from Mark at Chester Street
Answer from Adam Graham (writer at Renew America)
These people were kind enough to reply, and we should be kind in our reponses. It appears Adam thinks homosexuality is an addictioin and Mark thinks we are broken. While I disagree with both of them I do recognize Mark kept all of his comments to his religious convictions, while Adam is using more scientific approaches and feels homosexuality is a disease. (As I alway reply to this notion of gay being a disease, if this love I have with my partner of 7 years is some disease, I have no interest in a cure).
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