Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Over the last few days I had the opportunity to watch a conversation between Gabe Lyons and Gene Robinson on the issues of the LGBT community and God. I say the word "conversation" very intentionally, as I was blown away by the respect that these two men had for one another. In most cases these types of things are debates, and what unfortunately happens in most debates is that the two parties speak at one another rather than to one another, and true listening and empathy are rare. I felt that these two men were honest with their beliefs, both in the things they feel solid about as well as the areas in which there are still questions, and I was so encouraged as they both sought common ground and a way forward, which is so key in an issue that has caused this much hurt and division. No matter what you think about this issue, you owe it to yourself to take some time and watch this.