It seems like we do a lot of baggin' on the Christians around here. Especially when it comes to their views on homosexuality. We try to be considerate. Everyone has a right to their own opinion. But sometimes, we just don't get it.
This one's for the Christians. No hard feelings, guys.
There's a camp on Bay Lake near Deerwood, Minn. It's called Naming Project Summer Camp, and it's a place “of safety for youth of all sexual orientations and gender identities where faith is shared and healthy life-giving community is modeled.” Put simply, it's a place teens can go and be accepted for who they are, sexuality and all. Heaven knows they need that.
“Our goal is to walk with and accompany these kids wherever they're at on their journey,” said Pastor Brad Froslee, of Calvary Lutheran Church in Minneapolis, who's also a counselor at the camp. “Some are extremely religious. ... Others have already experienced such hurt or loss within the church that they've given up on religion.”
They say the response has been overwhelmingly positive. The kids can dress and act how they're comfortable, and participate in Bible studies without the persecution. We can't imagine how nice for them it is to live in a place like that for even five short days.