I really hope this link works for you. But it's this:
just in case it doesn't.
This is a gay, Christian woman.
I first stumbled upon her last summer when I downloaded her book "The Love Warrior" from Audible and listened to it as I walked 5 miles a day in the Southern Utah heat. So when she talked about the "hot yoga" class, I kind of got it. Then when she got to the chapter on the pain she felt when she found out her husband was cheating on her. Wow. I lived in this book. It only took about three days of walks to finish it, but the thoughts lasted far beyond my daily walks and even months afterward. Then I got busy with other things and kind of forgot about her. Until I again stumbled upon her today in the form of this talk. And was like "Wow! Christians aren't supposed to even support gay people, much less BE gay people." I have never, ever cried when I heard a non-LDS person talk about Christ. I LOVE Mother Teresa but her books don't make me cry. Then when this gay, Christian woman said "There is no Resurrection without the Crucifixion", I can tell you that I felt the Spirit tell me it's true. I cried. Right here at my computer. When she first started talking about Christ at the end of this talk, it seemed disrespectful. I was a little bit uncomfortable. But THEN, WOW! She loves the Savior. And she's gay. WHAT???? Is that even possible? And then you realize, "Well, duh. That is EXACTLY what being a Christian is." Accepting EVERY single person on this earth. Gay, straight, black, white, alcoholic, teetotaler, even these damn neglectful or even abusive parents I have to deal with in my work as a DCFS caseworker. We have a chance here to REALLY be like Christ. Not just go through the motions that religion teaches us. But really like emulate Him. Let's all just do that, OK? If you're a Christian, be Christ-like. That would be a way cool world to live in.