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The first time I attended the Gay & Lesbian Christian Network (GLDN) event, in November 2016, it was a whirlwind.
GLDN was formed to be an inclusive space to share ideas, celebrate diversity, and connect LGBT Christians, and I was thrilled to learn of their commitment to the LGBT community.
However, a few months after the event, GLDN’s executive director, Sarah Cargill, wrote an email to staff that she had recently received a phone call from an “unknown male voice.”
After confirming the call was from someone who wanted to speak with staff, Cargil wrote, “It was a little unsettling.
I’m not sure if it was me or someone else, but the voice said something like ‘We don’t want to hear that we’re trying to be insensitive.'”
It took me a little while to understand what that meant.
“What I don’t understand is why she did this to me.
The thing is, I didn’t do anything wrong,” Cargis told me.
“If someone tells you that they’re not comfortable with something, or you’re uncomfortable with something that’s in your church, that’s a good thing.
But if someone’s going to go out and try to tell you that you’re being insensitive, then that’s not cool.
You know what I mean?”
In her email to GLDN staff, Sarah noted that a year earlier, GLDN had been attacked by the American Family Association, which had taken aim at GLDN as “a ‘hate group.'”
But the organization was “more than that,” she continued.
“Our community was being attacked because we are gay.”
I was taken aback by the tone of her email, because I had never heard anyone use that word.
I asked her if she was referring to a single person or group.
She said no, but that she meant a general perception.
She added that the idea that GLDN is a hate group was “ridiculous.”
In fact, she explained, the American LGBT community is “very welcoming to people of any background.”
It was, after all, a “Christian” group that hosted the first LGBT-themed Christian gathering in New York City in 1998, and in 2014, GLN hosted a gay pride parade in Washington, DC.
I wondered if this was an effort to distance GLDN from conservative Christians.
She explained that this was not an attempt to hide GLDNs gay community, but instead, to try to create a safe space for GLDN members to “come together as Christians.”
She also mentioned that “the majority of our members are non-religious,” and that the majority of GLDN congregations are “open and welcoming.”
She concluded by saying that “I hope this helps you understand how difficult it can be to reconcile these two beliefs.”
She didn’t offer a specific way to do that, though she said that “you don’t have to have all the answers.”
As the days went on, I learned more about GLDN, and how they had dealt with their own problems with intolerance.
GLDNs executive director Sarah Caggan is a veteran activist and a gay woman.
She began her career as an organizer for the Black Lives Matter movement and was an early supporter of President Obama.
Caggans activism, though, led her to an evangelical Christian denomination, which she describes as a “really important part of my life.”
As a former evangelical, Caghes activism is also something she is passionate about, because she believes “the church is at the root of all of our suffering.”
While she is also a “very liberal,” she said, “I’m not against LGBT people.”
She is not the only one to speak out against homophobia in the LGBT movement.
In 2017, a group of pastors who were leading the charge against President Donald Trump in the evangelical world called for his ouster, citing his “homophobia.”
The pastors, who included Dr. Russell Moore, called the president a “homophobe.”
But despite his homophobic rhetoric, Moore told me that the term “homophobic” was not a proper description of him.
“I don’t think the term ‘homophilic’ was appropriate for me.
I don ‘t think it was appropriate at all,” he told me, adding, “the term ‘gay’ was too strong.
That’s what I’m calling him.”
When I asked Cagans leadership if he thought the term was inappropriate, she responded, “No, I don’ t.”
Cagills leadership in the Christian community has been a source of tension between GLDN and GLDNS, especially after the release of an anti-LGBT manifesto by the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (CRELC).
The CRELC’s “LGBT Manifesto” contains numerous instances of bigotry and homophobia.
In particular, the document contains a