I previously mentioned that I’m in a few private Facebook groups for parents of transgender kids. One of those groups called “Serendipitydodah for Moms” 1000+ Christian moms of LBGTQ kids (and those kids ages range from elementary school to adult children). This group is such a loving group and the group admin, Liz Dyer, invites guests into the group for a few days to allow the group to have an online Q&A.
A few times Pastor John Pavlovitz has been the guest. He’s a fully affirming pastor in Raleigh, North Carolina. By “affirming,” I mean that he’s accepting of LBGTQ folks in the church and does not think they are sinners. If you’re interested, you can follow John Pavlovitz on Facebook.
He became internationally famous after one of his blog posts (as a Christian Pastor) about how he will love and 100% accept his children if they ever tell him they’re gay and would not try to “pray the gay away.” Here’s a great news story about that post and him talking about it: http://www.wral.com/wake-minister-broaches-issue-of-gay-children-in-blog/14039193/
He was in the group again recently and he created a blog post out of the responses from the moms when he asked us “What is the greatest/most important thing you’ve learned since beginning this journey with your child(ren)?”
The responses were so awesome – and I remember scrolling through them all in that Facebook group post, being moved by all of them. So I wanted to share them with you. Here’s his blog post: