If you're having a hard time understanding Fundamentalist Christians, you're not alone. Jaretta Hamilton was fired from St. Cloud Florida's Southland Christian School for having a child out of wedlock. Hamilton conceived three weeks before she was married.
I'm not a theologian. I'm not a priest or a pastor. I'm someone who seeks truth within the context of attempting to live a Christian life.
I feel more comfortable calling myself a Seeker rather than a Christian. On good days I may even call myself a Christ Follower, but I wouldn't say I'm 100 percent there.
I am also gay, which often puts me right in the middle of a lot of crossfire. I often wish I could live a nice, quiet existence without all the controversy that my sexuality creates in spite of or because of my faith.
I actually hate this position.
I've heard about the ELCA tornado incident and this guy named John Piper for about a week now. I didn't know what ELCA meant or who John Piper was. I just knew people were upset and that there was a lot of buzz about it.