Last week I can across this letter written by recording artist Fiona Apple in 2000 to Bill Magee, a gay teen then seeking her support for the gay-straight alliance at his high school.
Though I don't expect all Christians to agree on this, I think Fiona makes a theological argument in the letter that many Christians would deeply resonate with. The handwritten letter via Tumblr (click to enlarge) and the typed out text below:
I got your letter a few days ago, but this is the first chance I've had to sit down and write (it's my day off)
Of course, I'd love to help - sign me up. As far as a few sentences go, here's what I've got - I hope it's OK:
It's hard to conjure up some new profound way of commenting on this issue - I'm so tired of it being an issue at all, and I suppose I'm lucky, because I see the truth so clearly. All I know I want my friends to be good people, and when my friends fall in love, I want them to fall in love with other good people. How can you go wrong with two people in love? If a good boy loves a good girl, good. If a good boy loves another good boy, good. And if a good girl loves the goodness in good boys and good girls, then all you have is more goodness, and goodness has nothing to do with sexual orientation. A person who loves is a righteous person, and if someone has the ability and desire to show love another - to someone willing to receive it, then for goodness' sake, let them do it. Hate has no place in the equation; there is no function for it to perform. Love is love, and there will never be too much.Fiona Apple
P.S. Right on for doing this, Bill