From this morning’s gospel reading (Mathew 5, v. 1-12 aka The Beatitudes):
Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me.
Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
Your church has just spent $35 million to insult, persecute and falsely say evil against gay and lesbian people in the state of California. It’s as if you are trying to make saints of these, our brothers and sisters, by persecuting them. I’m trying hard to work through the anger I feel for you… as a Christian must…