I want to write so much more about Rachel and my path of faith (and Mike’s). I find myself unable to do that at this time.
I did want to make sure I at least wrote a quick post that honors Rachel. I want to say thank you to Rachel. Rachel did so much for so many, and for me it was her decision to not be a part of the spiritual genocide against gay people (and all those who identify as LGBTQ) and in fact fight against it. God is so much bigger than bigotry and hatred, than disgust of “the other”. The love of God and of Jesus is fully inclusive. Everyone is invited to the table. Through her I learned to be able to show love to those who consider me an abomination. No small task.
There is much more. I am forever grateful.