Sometimes, the room can be filled, shoulder to shoulder, smiling faces here and there, a hand shake, a pat on the back, a high five, but...the reality. But if we're honest, for many it feels like this. It may even feel like this for you...alone.
A church that is an unsafe environment for a believer struggling with homosexual desires is also unsafe for any believer struggling in any way. And that kind of church communicates the truly threatening nature of its social environment subtly but clearly. No one opens up. Everyone is lonely.
As Francis Schaeffer used to teach us, may we hold together simultaneously both God's holiness and his love in our relationships with one another. ( Quote courtesy of Ray Ortlund via Darryl Dash )