From the Houston Chronk:
Ebie Hussey’s first reaction when her son announced that he is gay was to offer unconditional love.
Finding a new church was a close second.
“His first question was, ‘Am I going to hell?’ ” Hussey said of that conversation with her son, Jaxn. “Mainstream Christianity and fundamental Christianity really pushes that homosexuality is a sin, and he had caught on to that.”
Jaxn, now 15, knew his parents didn’t think that. “But I had always heard people saying that kind of thing,” he said.
In an effort to counter the message, almost two dozen Houston-area churches have designated Sunday as Bring Your Gay Teen to Church Day.
“We think it’s important for families to know there’s a safe place to go to worship,” said Jim Bankston, senior minister at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church.
You want to really help your kids? Give them a safe place wherein they can stay away from religion.
They’ll thank you for it.