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Massage Tables & Gay Porn Stars

10 Dec

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My friend and mentor J.R. recently wrote a blog post that literally made me cry.  He has done that before (like here and here) but this time he really got me.  Below is an excerpt and a link to the whole post.  But before you read or click the link, J.R. writes raw and real and the language is for adults.

 

Here is part of what he writes about is friendship with a gay porn star:

 

I lay awake that night on the massage table staring at the white lights thinking about the American church. Its head literally inserted in a giant ass when it comes to homosexuals. Hating gays ain’t simply about the holes they’re attracted to. It’s the fact that the church can’t fix ’em. For centuries we’ve tried and tried and tried… and guess what? The Castro district is doing just fine. Maybe my need to fix Steve should be my need to love Steve. To lay myself down for him and serve him regardless of his attractions. Maybe it ain’t my job to be the sex police as a  Christ follower and pass judgment on his sexuality. Maybe my job is to tell him Christ came as Reconciler. Maybe I should mind my own damn business and simply point him to the Word of God and teach him who Christ is, all the while hoping he’ll do the same thing for someone else. Maybe the Holy Spirit is more powerful than me and my theological stupidity. Maybe I need to take a back seat to the most powerful entity in the known universe. Maybe I ain’t God and I should act accordingly as I realize everyone has sinned and fallen short. Maybe we, the church, ain’t the sex police. Maybe me loving Steve is simply being with him, giving him time while helping him past the insanity of an insane sinful past, maybe?

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Posted by on December 10, 2009 in Uncategorized

 

One response to “Massage Tables & Gay Porn Stars

  1. Ben

    December 10, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    <p>Rick… very much agreed!</p>

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