How I Learned to Love My Gay Neighbor
Posted by ssbg on June 6, 2006
"They're really nice people."
The landlord must have seen my look of horror as the pierced, black-clad couple walked out of the apartment complex we were considering. Immediately I envisioned loud, drunken parties and late night drug arrests in the unit above mine.
"They look a little scary," he admitted. "But I can't discriminate because of the Fair Housing Act. Besides," he added, "they've been good tenants."
Suddenly, I was ashamed of my own discrimination. After all, I benefit from a strangely similar "act" on God's part, promising salvation indiscriminately to all who apply. And this equal opportunity could benefit even our most unusual neighbors.
But when those neighbors are like the gay man who barged into the quiet suburban life of Detroit pastor R. York Moore, it isn't always easy to share God's indiscriminating love. His story of transformation will captivate and challenge you to reexamine your attitude toward unbelievers.
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