Saturday, October 02, 2010

Parents, Take Your Gay Teen to Church

What should you do with your gay teen?  Take them to church.  Wait now, I need to be a little more specific.

Take them to a Unitarian Universalist church.  Or a United Church of Christ church.  Or a Metropolitan Community church

Take them to a church that uses words like “Acceptance.”  “Affirming.”  “Welcoming.” 

Let them be around kids and adults who will love them for who they are.  Who won’t think their homosexuality is “wrong.”  Who will see them as a normal kid.

Because they are.

Right now, there’s a lot of videos out there of gay celebrities urging teens to hang on, because it gets better.

It will.  But it can also get better right now.  This Sunday. 

Take your gay teen to church.

Because you are welcome here. 

4 comments:

ms. kitty said...

Love it!

hysteric cleric said...

Excellent post, LE. To what you say here:

Take them to a Unitarian Universalist church. Or a United Church of Christ church. Or a Metropolitan Community church.


I would just add: or a Reconciling Methodist church, or a More Light Presbyterian church, or an Open & Affirming Disciples of Christ church, etc.

Reflections of a hUUmanist. said...

Absolutely! And amen!

M.D. like me said...

Amen! I would also add- "UU young adults, take your gay friends to church!". Acceptance is a beautiful thing.