By Francis DeBernardo, New Ways Ministry, October 19, 2016
Last week, the LGBT community in the US celebrated National Coming Out Day. As part of the commemoration of this occasion, The Huffington Post ran a blog post by Rev. Gary Meier, an openly gay priest in St. Louis , Missouri, where he described what National Coming Out Day felt like for him as a closeted priest.
Particularly poignant in this description was his recounting of what he felt once he had decided to come out:
“I began to realize that what I really want is the truth to be out. I want the truth about homosexuality to be out. I want others to know that homosexuality is a gift. That you can live and love as God created you to love. We are created by love for love. Homosexuality is not a cross, it’s not a curse, it’s not an intrinsic disorder, it is a gift, created by love for love. It is a life-giving gift from God that embodies the infinite ways God’s love can be manifested in our world. That’s what I want. I want the truth to be out. I want people to know, to love and to respect one another by accepting this truth.”
Amen to that!