"Why I’m Taking A Break From the Black Church"
I relate to all of this.
I find the black church to be be very oppressive at times, and stifles my spiritual beliefs. I don’t think LGBT members of the church should be ashamed of who they are. I think that there should be women preaching all the time if they feel anointed.
Not all black churches are like this, some are progressive. But I think it is hard to seek God and get free and find love in a setting that is hostile towards my personal development.
I’m in a place of transition, though. God and I are still great; Jesus and I are still great. The black church and I, however, are taking a break from each other, however.
****And don’t come in my inbox bludgeoning me with scripture and damning me and condemning me. Jesus Himself told us all to seek so that we can find; I am in the process of seeking a spiritual home that aids to my relationship with God, and not detracts.
THIS IS ME. IM SENDING THIS TO MY MOTHER. THANK YOU FOR THIS!!!!