Courtesy of Jeff Bernhardt and Rainbow Gray
By Jeff Bernhardt (Los Angeles).
I grew up in the late 1960s, early 1970s in a world of pet rocks, mood rings, Sonny and Cher and Watergate. I lived in the kind of quaint New Jersey suburban town that was a relatively short bus or train ride from the Big Apple. As far back as I can remember I found other boys my age attractive and was oblivious to the potential problems that could be caused by playing in front of my house with my sister, her friends and Barbie’s camper van.
We were not a religious family per se, but holidays and religious education were important. As I got older and learned more about what the Bible had to say about gay sex, I was never really troubled by it. I was more troubled by what others interpreted it to mean. For me it did not sully my relationship with the Bible at all. The biblical idea that every human is created in God’s image seemed to trump any other verses that might be used in a negative way. I also came to learn that there is more than one way to understand any given verse in the Bible.
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