A Christian’s life is overwhelmingly filled with fun, freedom, life and love. The vast majority of Christians have that experience of Christianity, yet that’s not what tends to get reported.
The typical non-Christian’s view of Christianity is that Christians are judgmental and foolish. Christians disbelieve in scientifically-proven theories (a contradictory statement but we’ll leave it for today), and they just hate anyone who drinks alcohol, has sex, or goes to a mosque.
Of course that view is fundamentally wrong for every Christian I know, but the Christian’s judgmentalism when it comes to homosexuality is one of the most often-reported factors of Christianity.
So I’m really grateful that Andrew Wilson has addressed it in a bit of a different way by using real people’s stories, rather than talking about it abstractly (which I’ve attempted to). Here’s a great quote from his article:
Following Jesus can be very, very costly for gay people: it can cost people not just sex, but also family, relationships, friends and social identity. In fact, I think gay people, along with Muslim converts and cross-cultural missionaries, understand the cost of discipleship much better than straight people. They often understand much more clearly than middle class, straight, happily married white people what Jesus meant when he talked about giving up everything to follow him.
Seriously, take the time to go read the whole thing.