Fr. Richard Rohr on Sexuality, Gender, and Our Identity in Christ – New Ways Ministry

Fr. Rohr sends out a daily email to people around the globe, offering his spiritual wisdom to multitudes of people of many different faiths and denominations.  Last week, his email touched on LGBT issues in some profound ways.  This post will offer some excerpts.

Fr. Richard Rohr, OFM

Rohr points out how important sexuality and gender are to our relationship with God:

“Sexuality and gender identity elicit so many strong feelings and even irrational opinions because they touch upon something foundational. If you don’t recognize the sacred at this deep level of identity and desire, I don’t know if you will be able to see it anywhere else. When Christians label LGBTQIA individuals as ‘other,’ sinful, or ‘disordered,’” we hurt these precious people and the larger community, and we actually limit ourselves. Fear of difference creates a very constricted, exclusive, and small religion and life, the very opposite of what God invites us into.”

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