A couple things:
1) We would (really really really) love it if some of you would email us and let us know what topics you would like us to talk about or explore. We want this to be a resource for people seeking to gain a deeper understanding of both what it’s like to be gay as well as how to love gay men and women of all convictions. So please feel free to ask us things! We will either respond to you privately or write a post about it.
2) So as you might have seen, we have rocketed ourselves into 2009 by creating a Twitter and Facebook page. We are still trying to figure out exactly what we want to do with them, but we were thinking of using them to share articles and resources and mind-blowingly inspirational quotes that we were reading. If that sounds helpful or interesting, please “follow” or “like” whichever one you want. Once we have a few people we’ll probably start doing whatever it is we will end up doing (how is that for an easily fulfillable promise!). Stay tuned! If y’all have any ideas, let us know.
It’s probably a little annoying by now, but we would really appreciate your help in spreading this around the internet. If you think this is something that people should read and interact with, then please share it on Facebook or Twitter. We have received a lot of encouraging feedback from people who just stumbled onto the blog because someone else posted it. We’ve heard from people who have never personally been close to someone who is gay (as far as they know) and want to become a resource of love in the future, friends and relatives of people who have just come out, gay men and women who are just excited to see this being talked about more, people who are only “out” to one person and wondering what to do next, and some people who disagree with us about our beliefs (which, by the way, is totally fine so long as it’s civil! We are open for discussion!).
The feedback has been really humbling for us, and we want to continue improving the blog, making it a legitimate resource that people of every kind can use in some encouraging way or another.
A huge problem within the evangelical community, at least, is the silence surrounding homosexuality and gay Christians. It’s a good thing to be willing to talk in love about the “subject,” but it is a far more important and overlooked thing to actively display openness and love and a desire to be a safe person.
There are a lot of harmful messages being thrown around, and it is important to fight against those through even louder declarations of love.
We have felt unbelievably loved by you all, and would greatly appreciate your help in letting other people like us find acceptance and hope and joy, too.
Thanks for putting up with my rambling! Have a blessed day.
Jordan (and Tony, of course)