It saddens me that so many evangelicals believe in the existence of and are committed to fighting an undefined force they title “The Gay Agenda,” but many of them are unwilling to acknowledge a very real force for evil in our nation, named by Dwight Eisenhower as the Military Industrial Complex.
It saddens me that I, along with all my fellow God-image-bearers, am responsible for marring that image day after day. We distort His image; we poison our relationships, we pollute our hours with frivolity, we pervert our sexuality, we publish our vanity, placating our pitiful lusts with poor choices, proud words, and general poopiness. It saddens me that there are times when my personal agendas are far more devious than the Gay Agenda is purported to be.
It gladdens me that God, when he took on flesh, spent most of His time with poor failures like me. It gladdens me that, just as He’s committed to healing my gay friends, He’s committed to healing me. It gladdens me that God loves the world, and invites me to love it with Him.