LGBT Young people and the Church

The story of Lizzie Lowe haunted every youth worker and pastor I know. The account of the Christian 14 year-old’s death and the reports from her friends that she took her life because she feared telling her church and family that she was gay, sent shivers down our spines and briefly turned our eyes to consider whether we could have contributed to this culture, even contributed to this death.

Young people are complicated. Any youth worker will tell you that. You don’t always know what’s going on in their heads or what they need to hear from...

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