"People often say that 'don’t let being gay define you, but let your identity in Christ define you.' While this is true, what people usually fail to see is that when they keep pointing their fingers at my gayness, and reminding me how sinful it is, I become super self-conscious about my gayness. My gayness, then, became all that I could see. I couldn’t see God, I couldn’t see His love, and I couldn’t see what He wills for me."
Dear ___________, I write this letter on the night that you texted me: “ I no longer want to hear from you anymore”. Though this may be a long letter, my intentions are pure.
Jason Brown was recently interviewed in a piece done by The Orange County Register. Check out what he had to say about being the leader of the BQU and how God worked in his life to show him that being gay is a gift, not a curse.
"I call myself a queer Christian who believes that God is love," Brown said. "I believe that God supports my sexuality. I believe he affirms it and he blesses it and gave it to me as a gift."
(You need a subscription to the OC Register to see the piece, but you can get a free 7-day subscription for those who don't have one.)
Linda and Rob Robertson are Biola Queer Underground allies and personal friends of the BQU. We're grateful to see Ryan's story on the Huffington Post going viral across the world. Read how the Robertsons came to love their gay son.
The Huffington Post showed their support to the 15 brave students that came out as LGBTQ and allies in the 2012-2013 virtual yearbook (see the post below to view the yearbook). Read more about some of the recent events that have been going on at Biola involving the BQU and Dr. Cindi Love's take on the group.
"We need an unbridled movement of clarification about what it really means to be Christian: an epidemic of freedom to tell the truth as Jesus tells it, not as the church distorts it."
-Dr. Cindi Love
What follows is an open letter to Dr. Erik Thoennes, President Dr. Barry Corey, and Biola Administration. I, Jos Charles, am writing to you as a queer graduate of Biola, affiliate of the Biola Queer Underground, and continued supporter of our University.