Christian Author Reverses Stance; Expresses Solidarity with LGBT Community
Jen Hatmaker sending out some Christian love to the LGBT
In 2014, World Vision International, an Evangelical Christian humanitarian aid, development, and advocacy organization, reversed its stance on same-sex marriage, stating that the organization will no longer refuse to hire married LGBT people.
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One of the prominent evangelical Christians who lashed out at the organization for its change in stance had been Jen Hatmaker, the popular blogger, author, and speaker. Following the organization's announcement on its renewed policy, Hatmaker wrote on her blog that “Godly, respectable leaders have exegeted the Bible and there is absolutely not unanimity on its interpretation.”
Responding to the social media backlash that she received for her view, Hatmaker followed up her previous post with a more conservative position, asserting her stance on the matter of marriage and sexuality.
Jen Hatmaker changed her views regarding the LGBT community, last week. No one knows for sure what made her change her stance, but according to her Facebook post on April 23, Hatmaker is now an avid advocate for the LGBT community. Through her post, Hatmaker has told the LGBT persons that nothing is wrong with them. They are dear, beloved, precious, and important. They matter, and their life is beautiful and worthy. According to Hatmaker, it is time to offer the LGBT people full inclusion into the Christian community. The post, so far, has gotten 36,000 likes.
Jen Hatmaker is a popular speaker at major Christian events. She is popularly known as the mommy blogger. Her books include For the Love: Fighting for Grace in a World of Impossible Standards, 7: An Experimental Mutiny against Excess, and many other Bible studies and devotions. Her husband is a prominent pastor in Austin, Texas. The couple starred in a home renovation show on HGTV, recently.
It is the view of Hatmaker that nobody is born good. According to her, the Christian leaders tell everybody that everyone is born inherently good, which is kind of deceptive. If everyone is born good then there was no point for Jesus to suffer and die on the cross. Jesus died to pay the price of people's sins. He died to conquer human being's broken humanity. According to her, it is far easier for the Church to affirm sin as a lifestyle choice or an identity. Hatmaker says that it is possible to show love, as well as speak of the transformative truth. However, it is not easy.
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