A lot of people think we just rejected the church. That we are hurt, bitter, frustrated, and angry. I think a lot of us are hurt and angry, and for a good reason. In this sense, some of us may have slowly backed away from the church. Our hearts can only take so much crap.
But something different happened this time. World Vision, an organization who provides relief work overseas, had decided that they would work with both liberal and conservative Christians. In this way, they would hire gays to work for them. They did not come out and say they agreed with gay marriage. They did not say they disagreed with it. They just did the sensible thing. They put politics aside so that liberals and conservatives could work together.
What happened was unbelievable. The evangelical church rejected us. They decided that gay marriage was a life or death issue; that the gospel would not survive if gays had a job with a Christian organization; and that they would rather exclude liberals from helping in relief work and drop their sponsorship of poor children than work together.